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The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together Paperback – August 17, 2015
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“The power of dynamic duos has never been more clearly stated. Jennifer Kahnweiler shares hands-on insight on how to work with (and make magic with) people who have skills very different from your own.”
—Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
“Kahnweiler is here to teach introverts and extroverts how to collaborate productively and happily—and that’s huge. You’ll get something valuable from this book no matter where you fall on the continuum.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive
“This book captures how introverts and extroverts can leverage their differences to achieve excellent results together.”
—Adam Grant, Professor of Management, Wharton School and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
"This groundbreaking book will help organizations truly committed to diversity both understand and leverage the power of difference.”
—Suzanne Richards, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Freddie Mac
Kahnweiler (Quiet Influence) asserts that introvert-extrovert relationships are most successful when opposites stop focusing on their dissimilarities and apply approaches that steer them towards results. She posits a five-step, “ABC” process by which to do this: accept the alien, bring on the battles, cast the character, destroy the dislike, and realize that each can’t offer everything. Her advice to both intro- and extroverts to be patient with and learn from the other promises superior results. VERDICT: Helpful in comprehending and appreciating the differences in others.
Bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler (Quiet Influence and The Introverted Leader―over 20,000 copies sold each) offers a five-step process that will help introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other and work together to achieve more than they ever could on their own.
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The gist of this book is that both introverts and extroverts contribute value and inclusion beats working against each other. Neither style is exclusively better or worse for business, collaboration, or leadership, and each offers strengths and weaknesses, as does our attempts to play nice together, when we have different comfort zones. Chapter 8 is particularly useful, with solid reasons why collaborating across styles is good for business and a list of things to watch out for.
I always look at the index of a book first and I loved what I saw in the index for this book. Along with the expected personality-related concepts and terms are dozens of names and titles, reflecting the eclectic nature of her approach. In my opinion, this makes the book stronger ... when you go from Teddy Roosevelt to "I Love Lucy", Victor Borge, and Gracie Allen, with stops at Franklin and Eleanor, Paul McCartney, both Siskel and Ebert, and end up with Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Cain, and Mark Zuckerberg, to name just a very few, you have done some homework.
It was a breakthrough because I am now able to support my clients to give themselves permission to be an introverted (Quiet) leader with many wonderful strengths, and the capacity to grow even more as a leader.
But then the coaching space has all too often included working on how to thrive in a world often dominated by extroverts, many of whom are bosses or colleagues.
In her usual terrific approach of research grounded in practical experience Jernifer has shown us that it can be as simple as "ABCDE" for both introverts and introverts who are willing to work at it. She also reminds us that it can be challenging, but provides options and strategies to find a way forward.
I am really looking forward to both my introverted and extroverted clients exploring the many exciting spaces and ideas that Jennifer has opened up.
Thank you Jennifer.
Jack Busch, Fremantle, Western Australia