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Book Review:Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership

November 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Book Review, Leadership, Success Factors

Check out Lisa Petrilli’s new e-book, Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership,  which launches officially tonight at 8pm.  Lisa considers the process of writing this e-book a labor of love in helping introverts embrace their introversion, and use it to their advantage as they take on positions of leadership.  Extroverts reading the book will gain a better understanding of their introverted colleagues, especially if they are leaders who have introverts on their team.

I am thrilled to see this book from Lisa Petrilli on Introverts.  Being an introvert myself, and one who could have used the insights found in this book 30 years ago, I appreciate the depth of her understanding of what it means to be an introvert.

What you will find in her book:

  1. The difference between ‘E’s’ and ‘I’s’
  2. How to most effectively network
  3. Help others recognize how you process information and make decisions
  4. Interviewing and self-promotion
  5. Climbing to the next rung on the ladder
  6. Advice on leadership
  7. The introverted CEO
  8. Bonus!  Advise for  Extroverts on leading introverts.

As a coach, I often run across extroverts who don’t “get” their introverted colleages, and disparage them as leaders.  It’s when we look at the strengths that introverts bring to the table, and how that fits into the overall development of the team, that we make progress on celebrating them as leaders.  Introverts are great listeners, and when they have taken the time to develop that skill, they are often deeply perceptive and accomplished at asking just the right questions to move people forward.

The section that stood out for me in Lisa’s book is the advice to help others recognize and respect how you make decisions, i.e., “I take time to reflect….”.  We don’t make decisions quickly, or lightly.  My staff always understood when I said, “I need to noodle this one around in my head”.  Lisa gives helpful advise on how to respond when pushed in a meeting to make a snap decision, and show your leadership skills as you guide others in thinking things through.

This is a great book for introverts and extroverts alike.  Enjoy a quiet afternoon with it.  You will be glad you did.

You can find this short, and interesting, read on www.TheIntrovertsGuide.net where you are able to download the eBook, using the discount code “Launch” to receive 30% off of the list price of $7.99, or head on over to Amazon’s link.

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3 Responses to “Book Review:Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership”
  1. Georgia,

    I can’t thank you enough for this glowing review! I especially love knowing that the section on making decisions really resonated with you. I think this will be a highlight for a number of introverts as it can definitely lead extroverts to misunderstand us. Once we understand each others’ preferences, it’s so much easier to work as an effective team!

    Thank you again Georgia, from the bottom of my heart!

  2. ” If I have learned nothing in my time here but how to share life with others, I will consider this year beyond worth it.

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