Book News: June 18th, 2009

By Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

Workplace success is based on more than how much you know. It is equally about relationships with people. If you are an extrovert you are probably stimulated by the interpersonal interactions that build these relationships. However if you are an introvert who is more quiet in temperament, you may feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood.

Your reticence might be mistaken for reluctance, arrogance, or even lack of intelligence. And perhaps you have found that your inconsistent people skills have caused your career to plateau. You’re losing out on the career benefits that workplace relationships can provide. Your organization is also losing out on tremendous talent and expertise.

The good news is that introversion can be managed. You can capitalize on a quieter, reflective demeanor and still adapt to a culture that rewards being “out there” and on stage. This book will show you how millions of people have succeeded in doing just that.

Published by Berrett-Koehler. ISBN 9781576755778. 19.95 dollars US