Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie - March 15, 2012.
#714 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology.
55,659 Readers - http://www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host of Learning 2012 - Oct 21 to 24 - Orlando, FL, USA.
1. Introverts: Social and Organizational Assumptions!
Introverts are learners and colleagues too, even in a high-touch, very social business world.
We are honored to host Susan Cain, the author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” as a keynoter at Learning 2012.
Susan Cain says introverts often make better leaders and have more creative ideas than extroverts; yet, our culture still holds a decided bias toward the “extrovert ideal”. That may soon change.
Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant - and self-described introvert. At least one third of the people we know are introverts, notes Cain in her new book “Quiet”. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society – from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership. Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energy, and happiness. Based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology and on prolific interviews, she also explains why introverts are capable of great love and great achievement, not in spite of their temperaments, but because of them.
Elliott Masie will interview Susan Cain, focusing on the workforce and talent issues that her research highlights.
In addition, The MASIE Center and Learning 2012 will convene a special task force to look at our assumptions, myths and implications of increased social media/learning for the INTROVERTS in our organizations.
For more details and video: http://www.learning2012.com/cain
Yours in learning,
MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services:
* Learning Directions - Chicago or New York City
* Learning 2012 - Oct 21 - 24, 2012 - Orlando, Florida.
* New: Video for Learning LAB - April in Saratoga Springs
* Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM
Info and Registration: http://www.masie.com