About Face: Unleashing Your Inner Basset Hound

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Picture this: You’re sitting at a meeting at work, talking about something pleasant, and most of your colleagues are smiling and laughing, except one, who rarely shows much emotion on her face. The boss asks her, “Are you okay?” and the colleague shrugs and mutters, “Yes.” …

Ins and Outs of Pairing Introverts and Extroverts

9781626563056GeniusOpposites SMALLI’ve known Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., CSP over the years in the initially tiny and now ever-widening circle of authors who write popular books for and about introverts. She’s become the most prolific of those authors and an enduring champion for introverts. In her latest book, The Genius of Opposites, Kahnweiler, a raving extrovert*, explores the ins and outs of pairing introverts and extroverts with the passion of a sommelier pairing food and wine. In this interview, she describes some successful pairings in the business world. …

Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 2

??Dollarphotoclub_69578194In the first part of this interview, Andy Johnson, author of Introvert Revolution: Leading Authentically in a World That Says You Can’t, discusses misconceptions and biases surrounding introvert leadership. In this second part, he offers tools, tips, and more insights to help introvert leaders thrive in an extrovert world*-centric world. …

Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 1

Introvert Revolution book jacketIntroverts, take the lead! So urges Andy Johnson, the introvert, leader, executive coach, and licensed counselor who wrote Introvert Revolution: Leading Authentically in a World That Says You Can’t. Johnson is leading the charge to eradicate the bias against introvert leadership. In this first installment of a two-part series, he sheds light on the plight of the introvert leader.  …

Tame Your Sabotaging Self-Talk – Part 2

Practice Mindfulness Daily
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In the first part of this interview with Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., mindfulness expert and author of The Awakened Introvert, he shares how to be present with your inner chaos. In this second part, he refutes common myths about meditation (e.g., restless minds can’t meditate; a practice of non-attachment results in a zombie-like, passionless life). He also offers helpful tips to engage your “monkey mind” (that internal noise!). …

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. …

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. …