Jennifer B. Kahnweiler is an Atlanta-based author, speaker and executive coach who has been hailed as a “champion for introverts.” Her best-selling books The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength and Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference have achieved widespread appeal. We reached out to her to learn more about the power of introverts in the office.
APT: What is the biggest misconception people have about introverts in the workplace?
Kahnweiler: There are several big ones. Introverts may be viewed as unfeeling when they don’t show all their emotions on their face. They also can be perceived as unintelligent with little to contribute. Finally, people see them as slow thinkers when they take their time to respond. None of these are true, but can create negative impressions that last.
APT: What is the biggest challenge that introverts face in the workplace?
Kahnweiler: The introve...(register to read more)