Susan Cain

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With the pandemic many had to work from home and the 2020 “office” looked like the answer to an introvert-employee manifesto. Photograph still from  King Vidor’s The Crowd (1928).

For at least a decade, introvert activists have been calling for a revolution: remake the extrovert-dominated workplace. Stop penalising the third of (...)

Read widely and take in the bigger picture when adapting as a business during a crisis. Photograph: iStock

The timing of her latest book, Uncharted, by chief executive-turned-business-guru Margaret Heffernan couldn’t have been better. It’s all abo(...)

 Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien:  “I’d say I was more of an introvert.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan

As soon as the former England coach settled into Dublin, during the autumn of 2016, he showed Leinster players his own personality profile. They saw (...)

Extrovert CEOs may be more likely to hurt their companies than to help them. Photograph: iStock

The stereotypical image of a successful corporate leader is of a charismatic extrovert, a persuasive and sociable fellow (it’s usually a fellow) who c(...)

Teamwork is relational and requires getting to know each other and building foundations that allow you to trust or disagree safely. Photograph: Getty Images

When it comes to teamwork, true collaboration is harder than we tend to think. It is also is a richly emotional business. If you find yourself ruminat(...)

Busy workplaces can be a daily challenge for introverts. Photograph: iStock

Do you dread those morning brainstorm meetings, avoid small talk by the coffee machine at all costs, or simply feel drained by the frenzied office env(...)

If we were more willing to go to a conference feeling entitled to take the recharge breaks we need, the entire experience would be more comfortable
How to get the best from conferences
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  • October 16, 2015, 13:00

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences – or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them – it c(...)