Tame Your Sabotaging Self-Talk – Part 1

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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. Below is the first in a two-part interview in which he shares insights into what a mindfulness practice offers introverts. (more…)

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. (more…)

Write and Be Seen


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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. As background, over the past few years his book has been required reading for a graduate course I teach on business writing and presentation skills at New York University. (more…)

Tongue-tied at Business Meetings No More

hdr-no-globeTongue-tied at business meetings? Check out “Introverts’ Secrets of Success” by Mairi Mackay for CNN and get tips about that. Mackay also dispels common leadership myths about introverts. I am quoted in the article.


Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 2

Peter Vogt, author, The Introvert Manifesto

In the first part of this interview with Peter Vogt, author of the new book, The Introvert Manifesto, he describes “The 4 Pillars of Introvert Well-Being,” a handy tool he created to help introverts navigate their day-to-day needs. In this second part, Vogt offers refreshing insights about some typical challenges that introverts face: teamwork, multitasking, and overtalk. He also describes how he reconciles his need for recognition with his natural tendency to avoid the spotlight—something many an introvert can relate to. (more…)

Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 1

The Introvert Manifesto by Peter Vogt is the latest addition to the increasingly popular literature by, 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. (more…)

Generation Y: From Team Members to Leaders

Becoming the Boss Book CoverHow does the new generation of workers transform itself into leaders? In her new book, Becoming the BossLindsey Pollak offers Generation Y readers advice to help them grow from team members to leaders not only in the organizations they work for or the startups they run, but also personally, in managing their own careers. 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

Barbara Rubin, theater director, dialect and vocal coach

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. (more…)

Here’s to Getting Heard

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“Just like everyone else, to get ahead, introverts need to increase their visibility and exhibit leadership presence,” says Kristi Hedges in “Four Ways Introverts Can Get Heard In Meetings” for her Forbes blog. I’m not a big fan of group meetings—especially ones with lots of people, lots of overtalk, and lots of agenda items; or worse, no agenda. What’s an introvert to do? Check out Hedges’s story for concrete tips. Dying for more? See “Morph into a Business Meeting Ninja,” in case you missed my two-part story on the topic.

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