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Lunch 'N Learn discusses Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

with guest facilitator Jerri Henriksen

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A confirmed introvert, Jerre Henriksen has committed herself to lifelong learning. An undergrad major in both English and history reflects Jerre’s love of both reading and learning more about mankind’s human affairs in the past and the present. Her work experience has consistently been connected to education in form. In the classroom, Jerre exercises the belief we have a lot to learn from each other through our shared ideas and experiences.  Jerre is an accomplished teacher and facilitator.  She is active in the Life Long Learning Group affiliated with Waubonsee Community College.

Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

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. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects.

She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.

Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts–from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a “pretend extrovert.”

This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

You do not need to have read the book to participate in these events.  There is no charge for members.  Others are asked for a small donation of $5.

Join us on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM OR on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

Later Event: April 2
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