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  • The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

  • By: Jennifer Kahnweiler
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Kahnweiler lays out a well-tested, progressive four-step strategy called "The 4 Ps Process" for succeeding in the workplace by building on your natural quiet strengths. First, preparation: carefully devise a game plan for any potentially anxiety-provoking situation. Then, presence: knowing you're prepared, be completely focused on the present moment. Then, you can push - go beyond your comfort zone. And finally, practice, practice, practice.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Introvert self help by an extrovert

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-18

Introverts as leaders and managers

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I liked the book very much. It gives an introverted person a framework to become a successful manager and leader by recognizing and working on the strengths of an introverted personality. The self assessment was eye-opening and clearly points out the areas you have to work on. There are a lot of real life examples of introverts succeeding at work and suggestions you can use to help yourself.

The book uses broad strokes however; it covers a lot of ground with all the things to consider and can overwhelm the introvert. The author points out an introvert at times has to behave like an extrovert; yes you still have to speak up, be present, and engage even if it is not natural for you. By being aware of your introverted self, you can practice and prepare to make such situations less of a ‘crisis’.

I think the important point here is introverts don’t have to change completely to succeed at work, ie become an extrovert. Introverts have their own unique strengths and insights and can be effective leaders and managers. They can also work together with extroverts and be an important member of the team.

  • How I Got Moral Courage - And You Can, Too

  • A Speech by Irshad Manji at New York University
  • By: Irshad Manji
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

What is moral courage? Put simply, it's the willingness to be original, unique, and different from everyone else in your group. And it's one of the hardest things to do. Because you'll have to take criticism from parents, friends, preachers, teachers and bosses who want you to conform. In this brave and thought provoking speech, Irshad Manji addresses New York University students on how to find the courage to live by a bright moral compass. A must listen for anyone seeking the courage to take the road less-traveled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A personal story on Moral Courage

  • By Robert on 03-20-17

A personal story on Moral Courage

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-17

Irshad Manji relates the events that led her to write her book, the reactions and repercussions, both good and bad, and what inspires her to continue her quest for a more moderate form of Islam. The talk is witty, lively, and amazing, marred only by unbalanced audio where at times she seems like shouting one second then whispering the next.

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