OD Book SIG
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society-from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
Kari Uman, Uman Resource Associates
Kari Uman has 25+ years as an OD consultant, coach, trainer and facilitator. She currently works for Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. a consulting firm in Rockville and is also President of her own firm, Uman Resource Associates.
Kari was certified to use the MBTI in 1984 (that’s a long time ago!) with Otto Kroeger and has conducted numerous teambuilding events and individual coaching sessions using the instrument. She thought she knew everything about introverts and extraverts, but has found the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain enriching her understanding of these preferences. The book has provided a level of depth that she wants to share with her colleagues.
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Insperity Tysons Office: 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 600; McLean, VA 22102
Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.
**Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.
Tysons Directions and Parking Information:
1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 600; McLean, VA 22102
Paid parking available in structure next to the building. Free parking available about two blocks away at Tysons Galleria.
To enter the building: Take the parking elevator to Concourse Level (4).
Walk through the walkway to enter the building; you’re now on the second floor of the office building.
Take the elevators to the right to the sixth floor to Insperity’s office, Suite 600.