The Introvert'S Guide To Professional Success: How To Let Your Quiet Competence Be Your Career Advantage
The Introvert'S Guide To Professional Success: How To Let Your Quiet Competence Be Your Career Advantage
The Introvert'S Guide To Professional Success: How To Let Your Quiet Competence Be Your Career Advantage

The Introvert'S Guide To Professional Success: How To Let Your Quiet Competence Be Your Career Advantage

  • Publish Date: 2011-10-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Joyce M. Shelleman
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As an introverted professional, you're bright, ambitious, and ready to get ahead despite a business world that often favors extroversion. Whether you seek a flourishing practice, a promotion, meaningful projects, or to become a respected leader, you want to optimize your career without compromising your basic quiet personality.

This is the first book to explicitly address introversion as it relates to a broad range of professional dynamics in the workplace. It not only covers the topic in detail but provides a comprehensive professional development program.

In this book, business behavior expert and introvert Joyce Shelleman, Ph.D. presents a straightforward three step strategy - grounded in behavioral science and drawn from experience - to deploy your introversion as the vital professional asset that it is. With this roadmap to navigate successfully to your goals, you learn to:

  • Recognize and adroitly push back to overcome the unwritten workplace rules that put introverts at a disadvantage
  • Build your influence, lasting connections, and professional network with integrity, guided by your personal values
  • Let your quiet competence, expertise, and thoughtfulness be your leadership and career edge
  • Focus your precious energy and time on what matters most
TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction

Part I Claim Your Identity

1. Are You an Insightful Expert?

2. How Being a Professional Creates Challenges for an Insightful Expert

3. What is Introversion?

4. Introvert or Extrovert?

5. Introversion in the Professional Workplace

6. The Third Eye Framework: A Strategic Roadmap to Professional Success

Part II Create Impetus

7. Develop Your Plan

8. How Planned Change Happens

9. Muster Courage to Take Action

10. Values = Meaning (and Motivation)

11. Raise Your Self-Awareness

12. From Experience Comes Confidence

13. No Longer Hidden and Blind: Self-Disclosure as a Path to Connection

14. Emotional Intelligence: The Insightful Expert's Secret Tool

15. Get to Specifics: Identify and Target Your Stakeholders

16. Learn to Exercise Your Power and Influence Others

17. From Impetus to Interfaces

Part III Structure Your Interfaces

18. Do Your Research

19. Decide on the Rules

20. Rehearse

21. From Interfaces to Internal Capability

Part IV Build Your Internal Capability

22. Manage Your Energy

23. Networking Made Simple

24. How to Participate in Teams and Lead Them Effectively

25. Communication Basics

26. Listening is Communication

27. Communication Reciprocity

28. Assertive Interactions

29. Communicate to Connect

30. Social Anxiety: Nothing to Shy Away From

31. From Internal Capability to Third Eye Expert

Part V Choices and Challenges

32. The Dark Side of Introversion?

33. Sandwiched by Introverts: Dealing with Introverted Staff, Bosses, and Colleagues

34. Career Choices and Strategies

35. Right Livelihood

36. Behold Your Leadership

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