When I set out to research Quiet, I never thought I was writing a “business book.” But as soon as it was published, I started to hear from hundreds, then thousands, of leaders and contributors in the business world. I’ve heard from CEOs “confessing” their introversion for the first time; from managers wanting to know how to be a better leader to the introverted half of their staff; and from introverts asking how to bring their authentic selves to work inside corporate cultures that are, for the most part, extroverted in orientation.
We created the Quiet Leadership Institute to answer those questions. Since our founding last year, we’ve served thousands of employees across a diverse array of industries, from NASA to GE, from the Dutch Air Force to Procter & Gamble, and many more. Some of our clients enter our programs believing—sometimes subconsciously—that introverts can’t be leaders. Others want to know how to structure meetings so that everyone, not just the most vocal in the group, contributes. Many others suspect that they’re not making the most of the hearts and minds of the introverted half of their workforces.
One client called us in to work with a group of 30 talented research analysts who were entering leadership positions for the first time in their careers. We found from our surveys that literally zero percent of this group believed that introverts could make good leaders—they all doubted their own capabilities. By the time we were finished, most of them saw themselves, for the first time in their lives, as leaders—and had the tools to make it happen.
Today is an exciting one at Quiet Revolution. It marks the next step in our quest to help businesses and teams unlock the power of their introverts. All of our hard work culminates in today’s launch of our new Quiet Leadership Institute (QLI) corporate learning programs and website. We can’t wait to share them with you!
Based on feedback from you—our clients, colleagues, and community members—and with the guidance of our new Chief Learning Officer, Kate “ the Great” Earle (who daily earns her moniker), we have revamped our professional learning programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Our offerings now include:
Please visit our new website for more details, to hear what our clients have to say, or to connect with Kate. I know she would love to get to know you and to explore how QLI might benefit your business!