Secrets to Receiving Feedback: Insights for Introverts

Following up on the first part of this story, we’re back with Casey Carpenter, CEO of Speak & Own It Communications, a New York City-area-based consultancy, to discuss the other side of the coin—learning to receive feedback thoughtfully and productively, especially if you’re an introvert boss or other leader. Carpenter is the author of Introverts in Sales: Turn Your Peaceful Power into a Profitable Selling Machine.

Build Your Networking Skills: A How-to for Introverts

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Over a decade ago, I began writing about introverts and networking. They’ve become perennial topics—and essential ones at that. Still, when introverts hear the word “networking,” many want to run for cover. Matthew Pollard’s new book, The Introvert’s Edge to Networking: Work the Room, Leverage Social Media, Develop Powerful Connections, provides easy-to-read and hands-on tips and conveys the advantages introverts actually have in this ever-evolving world. He’s here to share a glimpse of that. …

Make Online Speaking a Virtual Breeze

Seventy-three percent of adults have some level of anxiety around speaking in public, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. What about when the public is virtual—possibly colleagues and even strangers in little rectangular frames beamed into your living room? That can come with a whole new surge of agita into your already anxious system. …

US Job-Search Tips for International Students Who are Introverts

I recently attended a webinar by Dan Beaudry, author of Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States. Baruch College of The City University of New York (CUNY) hosted it to benefit its student population, many of whom are from outside the United States. Beaudry, who used to head campus recruiting at Monster.com, offers international students provocative advice that includes: “Stop searching the Internet for job listings. Stop working on your resume. Stop writing cover letters. Stop studying so much!” …

Lead and Succeed by Seeing the World With New Eyes – Part 2


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I’m back with Todd Cherches, author of the new book VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. In the first part of this interview, he shared some of his favorite techniques for seeing the world differently. Why? Doing so with fresh eyes expands your mind and improves your ability to lead yourself and others. …

Lead and Succeed by Seeing the World With New Eyes – Part 1

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Todd Cherches is an introvert and inveterate doodler. Author of VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life, his raison d’etre over the couple of decades that I’ve known him has been to evangelize about the power of pictures—and yes, the thousand words they can convey. …

Zounds, We’re on Zoom! Introverts Can Lead Virtually – Part 2

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How can introverts lead amid the “new normal” of working and taking classes virtually as companies and schools adjust to COVID-19? I’m back with Heidi K. Brown, a Brooklyn Law School professor, to explore this more. …

Zounds, We’re on Zoom! Introverts Can Lead Virtually – Part 1

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I recently learned I would have to teach completely online at New York University. I approached the prospect of converting business communication lessons from in-person to online with a mixture of excitement at engaging the students virtually and concern about Murphy’s Law (P.S. both happened!). So I took NYU classes about the online Zoom platform for instructors. …

Word Blizzards at Meetings: 7 Ways to Plow Through Them

Most people are too wordy for me. If you’re an introvert who, like me, spends more time listening than speaking, you may be a magnet for yakkers who utter way over the daily average of 16,000 words a day. If so, you’re a captive audience at many a business meeting and social event. So brace yourself for word blizzards. …