Being a Better Introvert

Being a Better Introvert

Video Training

In our outgoing, type-A business culture, introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, and misunderstood. Yet the world needs introverts for their deep reflective thinking, creativity, and ability to concentrate and solve problems (plus, without introverts the world would be a much noisier place). From networking to leadership and negotiations, this Learning Path will show you how to succeed in business and social situations while staying true to your nature and making the most of your unique strengths as an introvert.

Below are the video training courses included in this Learning Path.


Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Presented by Devora Zack 1 hour 42 minutes

This course is a field guide for introverts, the overwhelmed, and the under-connected. Instructor Devora Zack proves that real networking means working with—rather than fighting against—your natural personality. Zack shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking as she provides an innovative, customized system of networking that makes the most of your unique strengths. You’ll learn how to forge meaningful, lasting connections in all kinds of situations, not just formal networking events. With the help of engaging exercises, you’ll learn techniques for cultivating your networking “A” game, while remaining true to yourself.


Success Skills for Introverts

Presented by Jennifer Kahnweiler 2 hours 38 minutes

Many organizations that place emphasis on teamwork tend to value people who promote themselves and think on their feet. Meanwhile, quiet types who sit alone and become absorbed in their work are often overlooked or misunderstood. But introverts can be highly effective influencers when they forego an extrovert’s in-your-face techniques and use their natural strengths to make a difference. In this video course based on her book Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler), Jennifer Kahnweiler identifies specific workplace challenges for introverts, including "people exhaustion," and helps you investigate strengths and weaknesses in the context of a real-life work scenario.


Software Architecture Fundamentals People Skills

Presented by Neal Ford and Mark Richards 3 hours 27 minutes

Dive even deeper into people skills with this course taught by Neal Ford and Mark Richards. In most work scenarios, the skills required to do your job are only part of what you need to succeed. With a focus on software architecture, the instructors teach people skills to help you work well within a larger corporate structure and manage teams. You’ll learn how to work with members of your team, including various types of personalities. You’ll hear about coping with meetings imposed on you (and meetings you impose on others). As the course progresses, you’ll hone your leadership skills, learn to negotiate to drive consensus and understand tradeoffs, and crowd-source decisions.