Successful Teamwork for Introverts and Extroverts

New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton discuss how to foster effective teams and successful collaboration between introverts and extroverts.

The Collaborative Art of Public Speaking

Collaborating with the right partner can reduce the dread (and procrastination time) of preparing for a presentation, and improve your results.

A Window into an Introvert’s World

Interview with Jenn Granneman, author of the The Secret Lives of Introverts, the latest entrant into the popular introvert literature.

Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 3

Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, discusses the challenges and opportunities for introverts as listeners.

Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 2

Adam S. McHugh, author of "The Listening Life," shares insights about how to listen deeply to yourself, including a refreshing way to manage negative self-talk.

Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 1

Even if you think you’re a decent listener, Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, shows you how to connect at a much deeper level.

Improv Muscle

To shed light on what makes improv such an important muscle for introverts to develop, I had the privilege of interviewing Carl Kissin, a New York City-based improv master.

Reflections on the Rise of the Introvert Movement

Remember when it was a curse to be considered an introvert? Author Sophia Dembling reflects on the introvert movement's progress and progression.

About Face: Unleashing Your Inner Basset Hound

Should you ask an introvert with a game face: “Are you okay?”

Introverts' Secrets to Running a Successful Business

How can you thrive as an introvert business owner? The Introvert Entrepreneur is brimming with tips to help you run your own show, while honoring your quiet energy.

What Really Happens When Introverts Meet Extroverts

In The Genius of Opposites, Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., CSP, explores the ins and outs of pairing introverts and extroverts with the passion of a sommelier pairing food and wine.

5 Ways to Appear Underconfident—and How to Avoid Them

Don’t fall into common traps that can “ding” the impression you make. Project confidence with these tips—including special pointers for the introvert crowd.

Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 2

In the second part of this interview, Introvert Revolution author Andy Johnson offers tools and tips to help introvert leaders thrive in an extrovert-centric world.

Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 1

Introverts, take the lead! So urges Andy Johnson, the introvert, leader, executive coach, and licensed counselor who wrote Introvert Revolution. Johnson is leading the charge to eradicate the bias against introvert leadership. In this first installment of a two-part series, he sheds light on the plight of the introvert leader.

Tame Your Sabotaging Self-Talk, Part 2

In this second part of my interview with Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., mindfulness expert and author of The Awakened Introvert, he refutes common myths about meditation (e.g., restless minds can’t meditate; a practice of non-attachment results in a zombie-like, passionless life). He also offers helpful tips to engage your “monkey mind” (that internal noise!).

Tame Your Sabotaging Self-Talk, Part 1

You may have heard the expression “monkey mind,” which refers to the way that our minds are all over the place. To learn more about how to be present with the inner chaos, I turned to Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., mindfulness expert and author of The Awakened Introvert.

Let’s Redefine the Word “Introvert”

What does the word “introvert” mean to you? You can find various stripes of definitions, many of which are anchored by the work of Carl Jung, in the introvert literature that has become increasingly popular over the past 10+ years. Despite that, you can also find dictionary definitions with entirely different meanings—some of which further the stigma around introversion.

Write and Be Seen

You’re not big on telling everyone you meet how great you are? How about raising your visibility by writing—also without bragging? Let’s see what Jack Appleman, author of 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing and a fellow introvert, says about that.

Introverts' Quick-Start Guide, Part 2

“I wish that the ability to work independently would be celebrated and valued as much as the ability to work in teams,” says Peter Vogt, author of the new book, The Introvert Manifesto. “We have team-building activities, after all, especially on the job. Why not independent work-building activities?”

Introverts' Quick-Start Guide, Part 1

The Introvert Manifesto by Peter Vogt is the latest addition to the increasingly popular literature for and about introverts. My favorite thing about his book is how deeply he shares from his own experience—what rocks as well as jolts his world as an introvert, and what he’s learned to do about it. Central to that is his useful tool, The 4 Pillars of Introvert Well-Being.

Generation Y: From Team Members to Leaders

How does the new generation of workers transform itself into leaders? In her new book, Becoming the Boss, Lindsey Pollak offers Gen Y readers advice to help them grow from team members to team leaders. Pollak is here to share some of that advice, with special angles for introverts.

Vocal Prowess for Introverts, Part 2

In the first part of this interview, Barbara Rubin, a theater director as well as a dialect and vocal coach, offers insights and tips for introverts about finding their true voice and using it with power and presence. In this second part, she shares more about physical techniques you can use to enhance your speaking voice and manage performance jitters.

Vocal Prowess for Introverts, Part 1

When you think of introverts, vocal power may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, you have the potential to express yourself with your voice fully and authentically—regardless of whether your greatest source of energy is cocooning or mingling, and whether your voice is typically soft or loud.
Beyond Homina, Homina, Homina: Tackling Tough Questions

Beyond Homina, Homina, Homina: Tackling Tough Questions

Those dreaded questions that put you on the spot—at business meetings, Q&As, job interviews, and salary negotiations—can be an introvert’s nightmare. If only you had a little time in your cocoon to collect your thoughts. But often that’s not an option. So what do you do?

Presentations for Introverts: Interactive is Easier! Part 2

In the first part of this story, I shared tips to help you connect with your audience and lighten your load by making your presentations interactive. These tips can be especially helpful if you’re an introvert because they enable you to catch your breath, gather your thoughts, and then share the best you have to offer your audiences. Ready for a few more tips?

Presentations for Introverts: Interactive is Easier! Part 1

Recently, after I gave a presentation, a few audience members came up to me and insisted that I couldn’t possibly be an introvert (could, too!). Why? They said I was “on fire”—fully engaged with my audience. Here are the secrets to making audience interaction a win-win for you, as an introvert, and your audience.

Beyond the Water Cooler: New Way for Introverts to Connect

I love “firsts,” and here’s one for introverts: Georgia Tech is offering its employees the option to join an employee resource group (ERG) specifically for introverts. In our interview, Cheryl Cofield, Tech’s director of culture, diversity and inclusion and an introvert herself, explains how introverts can benefit from this group of people who aren’t known for grouping.
 Peer-to-Peer Leadership: A Sea Change, Starting With You

Peer-to-Peer Leadership: A Sea Change, Starting With You

“The individual-centered command-and-control models of leadership are outmoded and must be replaced,” says Mila Baker, Ph.D., author of Peer-to-Peer Leadership. She believes that the top-down mentality is a throwback to the pyramids (both Egyptian and org-chart!). She shares her views on leadership—with some refreshing insights for introverts.

Introverts and Influence: A Dynamic Duo

Introverts and influence aren’t two words that you normally think of in the same blink. Yet, Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., in her book Quiet Influence, turns that misconception on its head. What can you learn about influencing others without necessarily even making a peep? Check out the exchange I had with Kahnweiler on Twitter.
Morph into a Business Meeting Ninja, Part 2

Morph into a Business Meeting Ninja, Part 2

Be creative in how you run your meetings, aware of how you come across, and unstoppable about getting things done (whoever takes ownership). Read on for special angles for introverts, who bristle at the thought of another boisterous brainstorming session, yet excel at mulling over ideas in advance on their own time.