Jennifer Kahnweiler's Page

    Jenniferb.kahnweiler ph.d

    The Introverted Leader

    As an introvert, do you feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood in the workplace?

    Quiet Influence

    What types of social influence are introverts naturally adept at performing?

    Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ) Self-Assessment

    Measure it! What types of social influence are introverts naturally adept at performing?

    The Genius of Opposites

    Can introverts and extroverts really appreciate each other and work together to achieve more?

    The Genius of Opposites (Audio)

    Bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler (Quiet Influence and The Introverted Leader—over 20,000 copies sold each) offers a five-step process that will help...

    Video Training Course: Success Skills For Introverts

    This video training course will assist introverts who find themselves having trouble advancing in the workplace and help them reach their...

    • Getting Honest About the Leader You Are

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Getting Honest About the Leader You Are

      I am so pleased to share this guest post from my friend and colleague Bill Treasurer, whose great new book A Leadership Kick in the Ass comes out Monday! This book is not afraid to share the truth about what it takes to truly lead. One of those truths is that “good leaders nearly always start o...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Getting Introverts To Respond

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Getting Introverts To Respond

      Are you an extrovert who often complains that introverts shut down and are reluctant to open up to you?  Sometimes, in the desire to connect with introverts, extroverts will try doing the same things, only harder and more intensely.  This can create barriers.  But by using a few different prov...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Stereoptying introverts

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Stereoptying introverts

      We are in danger of getting carried away with pronouncements about introverts.  I bristle when I hear this kind of stereotyping. In a sort of backlash, the scale has tipped away from extroverts, pronouncing them as ignorant loudmouths who are superficial.   Unfortunately. when we highlight intr...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Why You Should Embrace Your Inner Introvert To Make Career Decisions

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Why You Should Embrace Your Inner Introvert To Make Career Decisions

      I am very pleased to share this week’s guest blog post.  Darcy Eikenberg, PCC, a long time friend and colleague has built on her strong background as a corporate executive and coach to help people figure out how they can make that next career decision. I love that she recognizes the value of t...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Introverts and others act the part in the courtroom

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Introverts and others act the part in the courtroom

      I had the same reaction many of us have upon seeing the word “SUMMONS” on the form letter that arrived in my mailbox. “Jury Duty? How can I get out of it?” and ” At the very least I will get some reading done. I haven’t been selected the other 3 times I have gone down to the county courthouse s...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Kaleidoscope: Become “Value-unique” this Valentine’s Day

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Kaleidoscope: Become “Value-unique” this Valentine’s Day

      You know it right away. When you walk in a restaurant and the hostess doesn’t catch your eye. It happened the other night…it was a LONG night as we waited for our food and made the best of it. The leadership of that restaurant could benefit from reading author and customer service guru’s Chip B...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Overcoming public speaking anxiety for introverts

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Overcoming public speaking anxiety for introverts

      David, a manager at a global publishing company was kind enough to write me and share the approach he took to overcoming his performance anxiety.  He wrote: ” I am considered an introvert and I am transitioning to a leadership role,” he said. “……The ironic thing for me is that my position requi...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • 5 Proven Approaches to Bring Out Introverts

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      5 Proven Approaches to Bring Out Introverts

      Many introverts tell me that they prefer live meetings to conference calls. Why? They find it easier to read people when they can see them. Body language cues and facial expressions are helpful in understanding more about who is speaking and what they are expressing. Listening to voice cues alo...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Five Ways An Introvert Can Participate in a Political Debate

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Five Ways An Introvert Can Participate in a Political Debate

      One of my favorite introverted editors, Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc asked me to write a guest post on introverts and politics for the Berrett-Koehler blog. If you have not seen the fantastic newsletter he sends out you are missing a terri...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • Evolent Health Tunes into Introverts

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Evolent Health Tunes into Introverts

      Last week I presented a session on introverts and extroverts in the workplace at a fast growing company called Evolent Health. They have grown from 5 employees to 2400 in the last 5 years and are partnering with health systems across the country to provide value based care. Casey Wilson, Manag...

      Read more

      April 19, 2017

    • “She Looks Like Me”  Women Role Models Rock

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      “She Looks Like Me” Women Role Models Rock

            “I was so excited,” 15-year-old Jaila Gladmon of Snellville, GA said after Simone Manual became the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event at the Olympics last week. She continued, “When I saw her touch the wall, I could feel her emotion.” Jalia understood that ...

      Read more

      September 9, 2016

    • Creative friction, framing it up and other lessons from Genius Opposites

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Creative friction, framing it up and other lessons from Genius Opposites

      Dave Summers, Director, Digital Media Production at the American Management Association and I  recently sat down at AMA headquarters in NYC. He interviewed me about The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together. We had an engaging conversation ...

      Read more

      September 9, 2016

    • “She Looks Like Me”  Woman Role Models Rock

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      “She Looks Like Me” Woman Role Models Rock

            “I was so excited,” 15-year-old Jaila Gladmon of Snellville, GA said after Simone Manual became the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming event at the Olympics last week. She continued, “When I saw her touch the wall, I could feel her emotion.” Jalia understood that ...

      Read more

      August 31, 2016

    • Reclaiming Random Conversations

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Reclaiming Random Conversations

        The art of random, spontaneous conversation has been replaced by that phone in our pockets. We wait on line at the grocery store and out it comes.  We sit on the airport runway, heads down, engaging with our screen rather than with each other. Yes,  the world is certainly opened up to us as ...

      Read more

      August 15, 2016

    • How CEOs Can Use Introverted Strengths to Get Results

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      How CEOs Can Use Introverted Strengths to Get Results

      A business leader need not act like Indiana’s Bobby Knight to be the ultimate influencer, communicate his vision and inspire people to get on board. In fact, the opposite may be true. Often introverted leaders exercise their quiet influence in ways that prompt new ways of thinking, challenge th...

      Read more

      July 27, 2016

    • Six Strengths of Introverted Mothers

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Six Strengths of Introverted Mothers

      I was pleased to be interviewed for this article by Beth Dreher, Features Director at Women’s Day.   I think it really helps for moms to understand their natural strengths and personality. Understanding yourself helps you parent with love but not lay a trip on your kids.  It is not that extrove...

      Read more

      July 27, 2016

    • A Major Courtroom Lesson:  Act the Part

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      A Major Courtroom Lesson: Act the Part

      I had the same reaction many of us have upon seeing the word “SUMMONS” on the form letter that arrived in my mailbox. “Jury Duty? How can I get out of it?” and ” At the very least I will get some reading done. I haven’t been selected the other 3 times I have gone down to the county courthouse ...

      Read more

      July 11, 2016

    • Dad and His Letters: A Father’s Day Tribute

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Dad and His Letters: A Father’s Day Tribute

      I was sitting on a long airplane ride yesterday with tears streaming down my cheeks. Listening to a touching Story Corps podcast episode about fathers triggered profound feelings of loss. My dad, Alvin Boretz, died almost 6 years ago and Father’s Days since then have been hard. His birthday w...

      Read more

      July 11, 2016

    • Venus and Serena – Genius Opposites at Wimbledon

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Venus and Serena – Genius Opposites at Wimbledon

      It is the final week of Wimbledon and two familiar faces are once again dominating the court. Genius Opposites Venus and Serena Williams have both made the semifinals at Wimbledon! Through the years, the results that these two have produced both individually and together are staggering. A tot...

      Read more

      July 11, 2016

    • Who Was Your Favorite Manager?

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Who Was Your Favorite Manager?

      While I couldn’t get tickets for the Broadway show Hamilton, I did have an energizing experience last month in NYC. I stopped by the studio at The American Management Association  and filmed a few short video clips. We were prepping for the upcoming free webcast Managing Opposites: How Introve...

      Read more

      May 25, 2016

    • Do you buy into these book marketing myths?

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Do you buy into these book marketing myths?

          If you are an author or aspiring author you probably know that marketing your book is as important, if not more important than writing the book itself. Last month, Stephan Dietrich, Managing Director of my German publisher Junfermann asked me to share some ideas about book marketing at the...

      Read more

      May 20, 2016

    • Can Introverts Be Salespeople?

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Can Introverts Be Salespeople?

      This is a guest post and terrific infographic written by Ms. Emily Parker, a writer for Collegematchup.net. She writes, “I adore creating articles and visual graphics on different aspects of career related content.” So what do you think? Can introverts shine at sales?  While it sounds counter-...

      Read more

      May 9, 2016

    • Introverts, arriving early and my German adventure

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Introverts, arriving early and my German adventure

      I lay awake the night of April 8th with the pre-trip jitters “Do I have my passport?””Will I make my connection?” Will any people speak English?” I was headed to Germany to speak at a series of events and the unknown was both exciting and unnerving.  In recent years I have been fortunate to v...

      Read more

      May 4, 2016

    • Filmmakers, introverts at the Sundance Film Festival

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Filmmakers, introverts at the Sundance Film Festival

      I just returned from the Sundance Film Festival celebrating the premiere of our younger daughter Jessie Kahnweiler’s web series. Not so humble brag for a moment:) THE SKINNY, is a six episode dark comedy, produced by Refinery 29 and Jill Soloway’s Wifey TV about a character named Jessie who ...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • 7 Ways Quieter People Can Contribute More At Meetings

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      7 Ways Quieter People Can Contribute More At Meetings

      After returning from maternity leave with my first child, I rushed into the meeting at my university. Conscious that I had been out of the loop for 3 months I was prepared to listen and ease myself back into the game. When my boss Ted asked me to report on the status of a project, my plan to...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • How To Create An Introvert-Friendly Workplace

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      How To Create An Introvert-Friendly Workplace

      I was pleased to find this write up on the Benefits Pro website based on on our session at the SHRM Diversity and Inclusion conference. Kathryn Mayer, the reporter captured 10 ways to create an introvert- friendly workplace. She drew from our presentation but also listened to the feedback of th...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • 5 Ways To Keep Introverts in Their Rooms at Conferences

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      5 Ways To Keep Introverts in Their Rooms at Conferences

       “Time’s Up! Move to your next partner” Ellen, the well-meaning trainer shouted into the mike. I could feel the large room shudder with the silent eye rolls of the mostly 200 introverts. The current exercise was meant as an icebreaker – to get us to loosen up and find what we had in common. Bu...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • How a quieter woman can connect with her extroverted friends

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      How a quieter woman can connect with her extroverted friends

      I wrote a blog post for The Quiet Revolution  which has been recirculating. It offers some practical tips for a quieter woman who wants to be heard in a group of extroverted women. Women who are introverted and/or quiet struggle to be heard in all sorts of situations.  Lily wants to participate...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • Conference Calls – 5 Proven Approaches to Bring Out Introverts

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      Conference Calls – 5 Proven Approaches to Bring Out Introverts

          Many introverts tell me that they prefer live meetings to conference calls. Why? They find it easier to read people when they can see them. Body language cues and facial expressions are helpful in understanding more about who is speaking and what they are expressing. Listening to voice cue...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • The Sounds of Silence

      Jennifer Kahnweiler posted a blog post

      The Sounds of Silence

      I think the universe is giving me the high sign to be quiet. It is too easy to talk and make conversation for extroverts. But what are we missing when we are filling the space with our words but not stopping to let our pauses land? Why, for instance, when waiting in line, is it easier to chatte...

      Read more

      April 12, 2016

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Jennifer Kahnweiler commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Communication Style that promotes diversity & inclusion

      Great effort here Charlotte. Some suggestions: Be sure to include a diverse set of manuscript reviewers. Reach out on Social media to more diverse communities. I agree that diversity is not just about race. Let's consider gender, age, ethnicity, etc. in the mix.  ...Read more

      October 29, 2014

    • Johanna Vondeling

      Jennifer Kahnweiler commented on Johanna Vondeling's blog post Suggested Action Items--Who's Game for These?

      Some more resources are lining up for our Webinar roll outs! Dr.Bob Tobin attended the Mktg workshop and is based in Japan.Also interest from a Japanese book publisher named Eiji Harada. We have Japan, Australia and Singapore as our first targets. ...Read more

      October 29, 2014

    • jenniferkahnweiler

      Jennifer Kahnweiler is now a member of Berrett-Koehler Community

    Jennifer hasn't added any Favorite Books

    Create group or Browse groups

    Jennifer is not in any groups yet

    RSS feed: http://jenniferkahnweiler.com/blog/feed/