The Genius of Opposites (Audio)

Jennifer Kahnweiler (Author) | Tiffany Williams (Narrated by)

Publication date: 08/01/2015

The Genius of Opposites (Audio)
Better Together

FDR and Eleanor. Mick and Keith. Jobs and Woz. There are countless examples of introvert-extrovert partnerships who make brilliant products, create great works of art, and even change history together. But these partnerships don't just happen. They demand wise nurturing.

The key, says bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler, is for opposites to stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results. Kahnweiler's first-of-its-kind practical five-step process helps introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other's wiring, use conflicts to spur creativity, enrich their own skills by learning from the other, and see and act on things neither would have separately. Kahnweiler shows how to perform the delicate balancing act required to create a whole that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.

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Better Together

FDR and Eleanor. Mick and Keith. Jobs and Woz. There are countless examples of introvert-extrovert partnerships who make brilliant products, create great works of art, and even change history together. But these partnerships don't just happen. They demand wise nurturing.

The key, says bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler, is for opposites to stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results. Kahnweiler's first-of-its-kind practical five-step process helps introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other's wiring, use conflicts to spur creativity, enrich their own skills by learning from the other, and see and act on things neither would have separately. Kahnweiler shows how to perform the delicate balancing act required to create a whole that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.

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Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, CSP is an author, global speaker, and thought leader hailed as a “champion for introverts.” Her bestselling books The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength and Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference achieved widespread appeal and have been translated into 14 languages.

Her career includes jobs as an elementary school counselor, university administrator, federal government program director, and career coach. She deepened her knowledge and appreciation for introverts through her work as a learning and development professional in leading organizations such as GE, FreddieMac, NASA, Turner Broadcasting, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Jennifer’s keynote speeches and seminars, delivered from Australia to Vietnam and Paraguay, include her characteristic humor, poignant stories, and practical tools. She has also written articles and been covered by Forbes, Chief Executive, Bloomberg Business Week, the Wall Street Journal.  Quiet Influence was highlighted in Delta’s Sky Magazine and Time Magazine. She is interviewed weekly on various media outlets.

Jennifer received her Ph.D. in counseling and organizational development from Florida State University (go Seminoles!) and her earlier degrees in sociology and counseling from Washington University, St. Louis. She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) , a designation held by a small percentage of speakers.Jennifer has also served on the boards of the Berrett-Koehler Author’s Co-op and Global Task Force as well as the National Speakers Association of Georgia.

 



Narrated by Tiffany Williams

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Table of Contents

1. Who Are These Unlikely Duos?
2. How to Mix Oil and Water—the Genius of Opposites Process and Quiz
3. Accept the Alien
4. Bring on the Battles
5. Cast the Character
6. Destroy the Dislike
7. Each Can't Offer Everything
8. Keep Your Eye on the Results

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Endorsements

“The power of dynamic duos has never been more clearly stated. Jennifer Kahnweiler shares hands-on insight on how to work with (and make magic with) people who have skills very different from your own.”
—Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception

“Kahnweiler is here to teach introverts and extroverts how to collaborate productively and happily—and that's huge. You'll get something valuable from this book no matter where you fall on the continuum.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

“This book captures how introverts and extroverts can leverage their differences to achieve excellent results together.”
—Adam Grant, Professor of Management, Wharton School and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

"This groundbreaking book will help organizations truly committed to diversity both understand and leverage the power of difference.”
—Suzanne Richards, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Freddie Mac

Kahnweiler (Quiet Influence) asserts that introvert-extrovert relationships are most successful when opposites stop focusing on their dissimilarities and apply approaches that steer them towards results. She posits a five-step, “ABC” process by which to do this: accept the alien, bring on the battles, cast the character, destroy the dislike, and realize that each can't offer everything. Her advice to both intro- and extroverts to be patient with and learn from the other promises superior results. VERDICT: Helpful in comprehending and appreciating the differences in others.
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