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  QUIET: A Sands Leadership Lecture - ROC
  September 14, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  September 14, 2012 6:30 PM ET
Gleason Hall, Room 318/418
Simon Graduate School of Business
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
The Simon Graduate School of Business warmly invites you to

QUIET: A Sands Leadership Lecture
How to harness the Strengths of Introverts
to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate

featuring

Susan Cain
author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Lecture in Gleason Hall, Room 318/418
Reception immediately following in the Eisenberg Rotunda.

Did you know that introverted leaders often deliver better results than extroverts? That the most spectacularly creative people tend to be introverts? That the most innovative thinking happens alone, and not in teams? One of the central challenges of any business is to bring out the best in its employees. Yet when it comes to introverts--who make up a third to a half of the workforce--our leadership strategy mainly consists of asking them to act like extroverts. This is a serious waste of talent and energy.

In an enlightening, relatable, and practical talk, Susan Cain shows us that introverts think and work in ways that are crucial to the survival of today's organizations. How can you structure your organization so that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people? How do introverts' and extroverts' different personalities cause them to solve problems and evaluate risk differently? What do introverts know about creativity that the rest of us should learn? Drawing on her original research and the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Cain will radically change your view of the best way to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires, and stimulate innovation.

Each George Eastman Circle member in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of QUIET. All other attendees may purchase the book for a reduced fee of $10 with their online registration.

There is no charge to attend the lecture and reception, but registration is required.


About the Sands Leadership Lecture Series
The intent of the Sands Leadership Lecture Series is to advance the science and teaching of leadership at Simon. By stimulating thought, we seek to build the Simon School's reputation as a business school that teaches people how to think about real-world problems in creative, penetrating, and impactful ways.

We are extremely grateful to Simon School Executive Advisory Committee member and University of Rochester Trustee Richard Sands for his support of this Series.


This event is currently full. Please email AlumniRSVP@simon.rochester.edu to be added to the waiting list.
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