A group of lawyers I have coached are reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. Today, at 3:00 PM EST, the group will share their ideas from chapter 3 of the book with the others and me.

What do they get from this sharing of ideas on each chapter every two weeks? Each person gets ideas he or she did not see in the chapter. I get 5 different and unique ideas.

If you are interested in learning more about the book, take a look at this New York Times article:  An Introvert Steps Out: How the Author of ‘Quiet’ Delivered a Rousing Speech.

You might also find it valuable to watch Susan Cain’s TED presentation.

As you may know, at the risk of over generalizing, I contend introverts are better equipped to build relationships than extroverts. I have met many life of the party extroverts who talk incessantly about themselves and do not actively listen. On the other hand, I have met many introverts who ask great questions, actively listen and then find a meaningful way to follow up.

Two years ago I wrote: Introverts: This One is for You. So, now I say Introverts: This Book is for You.