Quiet Is a Superpower: The Secret Strengths of Introverts in the Workplace

  • 6h 2m 32s
  • Jill Chang
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2020

How does a self-described “extreme introvert” thrive in a world where extroverts are rewarded and social institutions are set up in their favor? Using her extraordinary personal story as a “case study of one”, Taiwanese author Jill Chang shows that introverts hold tremendous untapped potential for success. Chang describes how she succeeded - in Taiwan and in the United States - in fields that are filled with extroverts, including as an agent for Major League Baseball players, a manager of a team across more than 20 countries, and a leading figure in tech philanthropy.

Instead of changing herself to fit an extroverted mold, she learned to embrace her introversion, turning it from a disadvantage to the reason she was able to accomplish great goals and excel in tasks that her extroverted peers missed. She offers advice on finding the best jobs for introverts, overcoming the additional difficulties language and cultural barriers can present, thriving at social events and business presentations, leveraging the special leadership traits of introverts, and much more.

Part memoir and part career guide, this audiobook gives introverts the tools to understand how they can form relationships, excel in cross-cultural workplaces, and navigate extroverted settings without compromising comfort or personality.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Tangled Lives of Introverted Nine-to-Fivers
  • Chapter 2 - Broadening Your Horizons by Breaking into the Extrovert's Cultural Sphere
  • Chapter 3 - The Tragedy of Language Barriers
  • Chapter 4 - The Big Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts in the Workplace
  • Chapter 5 - Which Jobs are Suitable for Introverts?
  • Chapter 6 - Tips for Adapting to a New Environment with Zero Stress
  • Chapter 7 - Quality, Not Quantity
  • Chapter 8 - You Don't Want to Face Interpersonal Conflicts, but …
  • Chapter 9 - Shaking Off the Emotional Influences of others
  • Chapter 10 - Communication Tools—Choosing Them Wisely, Using Them Effectively
  • Chapter 11 - Cool and Collected on the Negotiating Battlefield
  • Chapter 12 - Advice for Introverts Who Travel Frequently for Work
  • Chapter 13 - Introverts in a Cross-Cultural Workplace
  • Chapter 14 - Using an Introvert's Traits to Turn Social Events into Your Home Field
  • Chapter 15 - Deciding Whether to Go
  • Chapter 16 - Preparing Before a Social Event
  • Chapter 17 - Practical Advice for Adapting to Social Occasions
  • Chapter 18 - Getting up on Stage
  • Chapter 19 - Does Staying Silent Mean You're Not contributing?
  • Chapter 20 - Picking an Appropriate Social Platform
  • Chapter 21 - The Introvert and the Superstar Halo
  • Chapter 22 - Mixing and Matching for Ultimate Team Cooperation
  • Chapter 23 - Working with People on the other Side of the Spectrum
  • Chapter 24 - Managing up for Introverts
  • Chapter 25 - Are Introverts Suited to Lead Teams?
  • Chapter 26 - Being a Good Introverted Manager