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The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Petrilli
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Being an introvert is truly an advantage in business and leadership if you know how to leverage it!

Having used her introversion to her advantage, the author went from new college graduate to holding responsibility for a $750 million business in just 10 short years. This eBook tells you how she did it and reveals very specific, actionable steps introverts can take to be abundantly successful in business, leadership and life. Importantly, the steps recommended are designed to be fully comfortable for introverts who get their energy from their "inner world" of ideas, and who are often uncomfortable with aspects of the "outer world" of business and leadership.

You see, introverts have unique strengths and can literally change the world through the power of their ideas. Yet so many introverts fail to recognize and leverage the real power that comes with their introversion, which holds them back from experiencing all the achievement, advancement, and abundance that life has to offer.

This eBook is for introverts who want to use their introversion to their advantage in business and leadership, and for extroverts who lead introverts and wish to be more effective leaders.

You can achieve the success you want! Download the eBook to get started now!

Chapters Include:

* The difference between Introverts and Extroverts in the business world
* Successful networking strategies and their critical importance
* Standing out in a crowd - comfortably
* Processing ideas and making leadership decisions
* Core principles of succeeding in business and leadership
* How to effectively reach out to others
* Interviewing secrets for introverts
* How to get promoted
* How to successfully motivate your teams to action
* Communicating effectively
* An introvert's approach to leveraging social media for business success
* Giving stellar presentations
* Advice for introverts in the Chief Executive suite
* Bonus: The extravert's guide to leading introverts
* Bonus: The hang-on-your-office-wall list of reminders

Product Details

  • File Size: 779 KB
  • Print Length: 85 pages
  • Publisher: C-Level Strategies, Inc. (November 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,264 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
What I absolutely love about The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership is that Lisa understands what it's like to be an introvert in the business world. She doesn't talk about how we introverts need to 'overcome our weaknesses', but rather she makes us realize that we have natural advantages that we can leverage to help us in our careers!

For example, as an introvert I absolutely HATE networking. If I am at an event, after a day or so, I become drained, I *need* to be alone and to get away from the crowd. I used to think this was simply me being anti-social, but Lisa explains that as introverts we NEED this time to ourselves to recharge. I don't want to give away the rest of the section, but she tells us introverts how to network in a way that makes perfect sense, and she gives us examples of how she's used these methods to benefit her in her own career.

From networking to interviewing to leading others, and so much more, every area Lisa covers is written from the introvert's point of view. This is OUR book, for introverts, written by a highly successful introvert! At 60+ pages, this ebook would be an absolute steal at twice the price. If you are an introvert that's serious about succeeding in your career on YOUR terms, invest $7.99 in this book. You can thank me later ;)
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Severly deficient in good content. June 14, 2012
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Lisa Petrilli's book is, in IMHO, a short, well-intentioned, waste of time.
She simply doesn't have enough experience to be writing a book. She repeatedly brings up the one conference that she attended for introverts, and she tells you over and over about how she met her business partner at this conference. She tries very hard to explain how there is hope, and light at the end of the tunnel. You just need to work towards it.

But chapter after chapter reads the same and I was very, very bored. Perhaps I might read another book by her
after she has put in another 15 years of research on this topic.

I'm currently reading Susan Cain's Quiet. Now if you want to read a book with lots of interesting research (both scientist's studies and author's research), facts and ideas, that's the place to go. If you want a cheer-me-up pep talk enforced by repetition, read Lisa's book.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful as far as it goes April 2, 2012
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As a new author, the world of marketing overwhelms me, and I found less help than I'd hoped for in this book. It addresses the challenges of surviving and even thriving in a corporate business and doesn't speak directly to the problems of jumping solo into the business world. The solid principles she gives for networking and her good suggestions for accepting and working with introverted characteristics can be applied to any situation, so it's not without merit, but because of its short length and the lack of help for small businesses I believe it's a little overpriced and have rated it three stars.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for business managers November 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As a small business owner and manager of a staff of over 20 unique and diverse personalities and working styles, I highly recommend reading "The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership." Not only does it help you to realize the huge positives about being in introvert in business if you are one, but it helps all managers understand how to better manage introverts on your staff. This is a must read for introverts wanting to maximize their potential in business and the managers who lead them.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Lisa's book is so important. I have coached and trained on leadership development for a long time and am often surprised and disheartened at how non-introverts view introverts' capabilities. I even had one client go so far as to say that he didn't know introverts could be leaders (I had pointed out to him that I, an introvert, was leading the class...).

Thusly, I am particularly pleased that Lisa included a bonus section titled, "The Extraverts Guide to Leading Introverts." If I had not had some insightful leaders in my past that saw what I had to offer and encouraged me, I might not have enjoyed the success I have. Introverts have so much to offer and everyone needs to know it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Better as a Blog Piece November 17, 2012
By Drew
Format:Kindle Edition
According to the author, this book came from a collection of blog pieces about being an introvert. After paying for the book and reading it in about an hour, I was somewhat disappointed. It repeated the same points throughout the book under different chapter titles. I'm not sure if this was intentional as a way to hammer home the point, or if it was a means to add more page numbers for the EBook, especially with all the random pictures of pointless things like flowers and candles? Overall, not worth buying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Accurate August 31, 2012
By NameBR
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For the ones already tired of extrovert's hints on Networking and Leadership. Very useful and objective. Recommend this ebook because it provides solutions without proposing the introvert to change inner, very personal and valuable characteristics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It was an eye opening book for me July 24, 2012
By Alexey
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- I have never realized what makes me different to extraverts and the information in the book was valuable to me.
- It empowered me to me more effective in how I communicate with people at work.
- My self-worth increased because I realized I am not worse than a successful introvert, but different and can be as successful as them.
- I loved the vibe of this book: kindness, positive approach and encouraging the reader to create a better world for himself and others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very paractical and enjoyable read...
Published 13 days ago by Sean
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book as it made me realize the things ...
I really enjoyed this book as it made me realize the things I need to do as an introvert in the workplace to be successful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by dc0511
5.0 out of 5 stars Confirmation for me
This book was just confirmation that I am on the fright track and so in touch with my Introvert Advantages. I needs this.
Published 2 months ago by Charita Cadenhead
3.0 out of 5 stars quick read, nothing new
This book was a quick read. There were a few good tidbits, but overall there was nothing in this book that I haven't read before elsewhere. Read more
Published 5 months ago by K. Tom
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and a quick read
I found this book to be a really easy read and extremely informative. I would recommend this book to other introverts!
Published 8 months ago by Happy Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Short and sweet. A very well written book for any non-entrepreneur introverted person interested in advancing in business. Read more
Published 11 months ago by John Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Wow I really enjoyed reading this book, very insightful and true. I was always wondering why I was not able to get ideas on the spot, now it makes sense to me.
Published 12 months ago by Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Even if you're not an Introvert.
This book is great for introverts who wants to be a leader and be successful in business. Is also a great book about networking as well, regardless if you're an Introvert,... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Alexander Strand-Omreng
5.0 out of 5 stars A good guide for introverts who want to manage their success out of...
Helpful for people who are convinced networking is a very powerful tool to advance in their careers. This is something difficult for intoverts. Read more
Published 19 months ago by German R. Monroy Chávez
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
Good tips for navigating the business world. Its an easy read. I completed the book within one day. Read more
Published 20 months ago by M. Mae Frances
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Lisa Petrilli is Chief Executive Officer of C-Level Strategies, Inc., Chief Operating and Marketing Officer for the To Be a Woman Global Platform, Chief Relationship Officer and Personal CEO Connector for CEO Connection, Leadership Coach and Consultant to Profitability Business Simulations for their Magnetic Leadership Program, Author of the eBook "The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership," Co-Author of the Book "The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time," Harvard Business Review blogger, Featured in the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt, Consultant and Speaker at the Content Marketing Institute, and Co-Founder and Co-Host of Leadership Chat on Twitter. She is passionate about visionary leadership.

As an executive at Baxter Healthcare, Lisa moved up the corporate ladder to ultimately run a $750 million medication delivery business and a team of marketers while negotiating global licensing, commercialization and co-marketing contracts with pharmaceutical companies.

When faced with a PR challenge by Greenpeace, she led a team that created a solution so unique and environmentally friendly that she presented it on behalf of Baxter to a United Nations Environmental Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

She spent a year as an Executive Leadership Trainer at the Baxter Institute training corporate-wide executives on leadership principles and strategies, as well as how to create and communicate a vision for their organization. She is passionate about bold ideas that are steeped in challenges.

She began collaborating with C-level executives early in her career when she was consulting directly for C-suite officers at some of the country's most prestigious hospitals on behalf of Baxter Healthcare.

Since that time, Lisa has gained considerable experience working with C-level executives on business growth strategies, creating business visions, leading teams, running million-dollar businesses, providing executive leadership training and implementing Herculean initiatives.

She helps C-suite executives and emerging leaders create strong visions for their companies and for themselves, and then bring these visions to fruition with clear strategies focused on leadership, marketing, business development and social media that align directly with the vision.

She serves on the Board of Advisors for award-winning Incognito Design.

Lisa has an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Marketing, International Business & Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University's Honor's College and Kelley School of Business with a minor in Political Science.

She blogs about leadership at her own Visionary Leadership Blog, for the Lead Change Group, and her blog posts are syndicated at Lead Digital, Business to Consumer, and Alltop.

Online, Lisa is:
* Author of the Visionary Leadership Blog at
* Credited in The New York Times, Time Magazine and The Globe and Mail
* One of Twitter's Small-Business Big Shots as mentioned in the Wall Street Journal
* One of the Top 50 Women of Twitter for 2011 by Webbiquity
* One of the Top 35 Connectors on Twitter
* One of the 40 Most Approachable Social Media A-Listers on Twitter
* Creator and former Executive Editor of the Marketing Executives Networking Group's 18-blogger MENG Blend Blog
* Consultant, Contributing Blogger and Key Advisor to the Content Marketing Institute at
* Contributing Author to Leadership Digital at
* Contributing Blogger and Member of the Lead Change Group at
* MarketingProfs author and webinar speaker at
* Guest Blogger for a number of leadership and marketing blogs

Lisa can be found @LisaPetrilli on Twitter, at on Google Plus, and she is an active member of LinkedIn at She welcomes your emails at

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