The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together

The Genius of Opposites How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together FDR and Eleanor Mick and Keith Jobs and Woz Siskel and Ebert Sandberg and Zuckerberg History is filled with many examples of successful introvert extrovert partnerships Opposites like these can make b

  • Title: The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together
  • Author: Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
  • ISBN: 9781626563056
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • FDR and Eleanor Mick and Keith Jobs and Woz Siskel and Ebert Sandberg and Zuckerberg History is filled with many examples of successful introvert extrovert partnerships Opposites like these can make brilliant products and great works of art and can even change history But great introvert extrovert partnerships don t just happen They demand wise nurturing Without iFDR and Eleanor Mick and Keith Jobs and Woz Siskel and Ebert Sandberg and Zuckerberg History is filled with many examples of successful introvert extrovert partnerships Opposites like these can make brilliant products and great works of art and can even change history But great introvert extrovert partnerships don t just happen They demand wise nurturing Without it, they can implode.Bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a five step process that will enable introverts and extroverts to work together harmoniously and achieve than they ever could on their own The process can be precarious The key, Kahnweiler says, is to remember that these relationships are most successful when opposites stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results This first of its kind practical guide helps introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other s wiring, use their inevitable conflicts to spur creativity, find the right roles within the partnership, act like respectful friends, and mine their diversity to give clients the widest range of options Blending their two points of view allows both partners to see and act on things neither would have separately Partners can even enrich their skills by learning from their opposites Kahnweiler shows you how to perform the delicate balancing act required to create a whole that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.

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    1. Those of us interested in leadership, learning, and human behavior have experienced a surge of interest and research around personality preferences and differences in recent times. A number of accomplished authors have written on the subject, with sharp focus on demolishing the myth that leaders are extroverts. Jennifer Kahnweiler is the latest and one of the most powerful voices reminding us that "different" does not equal "less than" or "better than", but that when we embrace, respect, and acc [...]

    2. Jennifer Kahnweiler's book is a much needed reminder that the best results often arise from a partnership of opposites. She does a great job showing this reality with historical and contemporary examples. She also provides us with a five component model of valuing the other and together producing superior results to those we could have achieved on our own. It's as easy and memorable as ABCDE. She also gives practical advice on how to cultivate each component and work around common challenges at [...]

    3. Understanding human relationships can be a lot like treasuring hunting. You are excited with discovery but the search can be an arduous challenge. The Genius of Opposites is your illustrated map for finding the treasure chest of personality insight. And, you will be delighted with what you will find inside!

    4. I love Jennifer's new book. It's full of practical advice and real life examples of introvert-extrovert pairs who have worked successfully together toward great results. It's helpful and easy to read. I highly recommend this book!

    5. Kahnweiler writes a how-to book for business partners of opposite personalities of how to get the most out of their partnership. I was a bit disappointed when I started reading this. It isn't exactly what I thought it was going to be. Since it was released after Quiet (a book I found fascinating) I thought it would share more depth in introvert/extrovert relations. There's pretty much no research shared, just tried and true patterns observed. I also somehow missed in descriptions that it was aim [...]

    6. When opposites attract, watch out for extraordinary results. Dr. Kahnweiler explores the whys and wherefores of successful opposite partners using ABCDE steps in a process she calls The Genius of Opposites. These are A) Accept the alien, B) Bring on the battles, C) Cast the character, D) Destroy the dislike and E) Each can't offer everything. You will see that there are many moving parts that form a "delicate dynamic" for these partners.This process examines the strengths and weaknesses of partn [...]

    7. The Genius of Opposites pretends to be a book about introverts and extroverts learning to appreciate and value the unique skills of the other so they can work together more productively. I feel this book is really about developing compassion. The Genius of Opposites subtlety guides the reader to find ways to value their own, and others', way of being to achieve mutual goals. You may achieve outcome goals following the ABCDE Model developed in the book but the biggest goal achieved is raising the [...]

    8. This book is extremely repetitive and tends to rely on emotional language to make the same points over and over again. It could have been one tenth its length and said everything in it. However, the author repeats unproven conclusions about introverts and extroverts, such as extroverts have higher energy, think faster, and come up with more ideas than introverts. All of which according to other research is not significantly related to extroversion.This book is based on the study of a few anecdot [...]

    9. Having experienced the misunderstandings that can arise between introverts and extroverts in the work place - I understand the premise for writing the book, and the intended outcome.What turned me off from finishing the book, was the language used to describe the process the author recommends. "Accept the Alien", "Bring on the Battles", "Destroy the Dislike". That grates against other training I have participated in, where the focus is on eliminating personal conflict, and finding a collaborativ [...]

    10. So there's a quiz in this book to assess how well you work with your opposite. And I have to sheepishly admit that I scored in the lowest category, "Lots of room for improvement" (but just barely, so there's hope). Fortunately, in this quick read, Jennifer Kahnweiler shows us how introverts and extroverts can each each bring value to a project and enjoy coexisting. She cites examples of the known (Jobs and Wozniak) and not so known, which keeps it real. Even if you've read other books on the int [...]

    11. It's not that this book wasn't well written , it was just very basic . Written for someone who has never heard of the concept of introvert and extrovert . Perhaps an audience who is new to business management of relationships as well . Tons of examples to help the reader understand the difference between the two types . I however , am familiar with the concept of introverts and extroverts , so the majority of the book felt like filler and could have been adequately reduced down to 2 chapters .

    12. I won this book in a Giveaway. I found Dr. Kahnweiler's treatment of building winning teams by drawing on the strengths of both introverts and extroverts to be solid useful advice, especially for a corporate setting where people can be thrown together without much choice in the matter. Her point that great things come from introvert/extrovert pairings is true, and this book on how to work together would make a great manual for training managers to facilitate those positive outcomes.

    13. A disappointing book . A lot of feel good mumbo jumbo with no real substance.I found it ironic that this book was trying to tell us how different people can strive to work together, and yet the book keeps reinforcing the us and them.Two conflicting messages divide and work together.If the author cannot agree on a course why write a self-help business book?I was also amused by the subtle advertisement for other business books.

    14. I started reading this book and knew it was going to be every bit as creative as the cover and every bit as beneficial as it sounded. I hope you're curious enough to want to learn more about what's inside the covers, here's a review. bizcatalyst360/the-genius-The Genius of Opposites ingenious! Fun to read and full of insightful ideas for relationships that don't blend.

    15. Short and maybe a bit simplified, it's an easy read and you can skim it in a few minutes. The basic idea is also common sense: learn from your differences, listen and talk a lot, work together, and share the credit for success and blame for failure.If you can borrow from your library, you might get a bit out of the anecdotes, otherwise I'd say don't bother.

    16. I liked seeing the pairings of the famous introverts. That was fun.I was hoping for more tools to help overcome some of the differences that arise day to day. There were tools but they seemed rather generic.

    17. This short book packs in a lot of practical information, significant research, and easy readability. Although it is most likely to be used as a development tool for business people, its themes can also be applied to any relationship where two people need to interact. The key is how to manage differences in approach between pairs who act (and react) as introvert and extrovert. The focus on results and the benefits of such pairs is summed in the subtitle: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extr [...]

    18. I received this book for FREE through the Giveaway program.Below is my honest/unbiased review of The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PHD.Nonfiction books that fall into the business genre, are usually books that I do not read. However, the topic of introverts and extroverts and how they can overcome their differences to achieve stellar results captured my interest. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler's book, The Genius of O [...]

    19. Practical assessment of how teams of introverts/extroverts can work together to achieve much better results than were possible for each of them alone. Lennon/McCartney, Jobs/Wozniak, Sandberg/Zuckerberg - the world is full of successful introvert/extrovert teams, and this book analyzes how they worked together and overcame their differences to do something special. Liked the analogy of how one person is nearsighted and the other farsighted -- when they work together and can see the whole picture [...]

    20. Jennifer Kahnweiler brings solid foundational elements to the harmonizing of differences between Introverts and Extroverts. Putting into perspective the Genius of how to get along in all areas of being human, solution focused methods are clearly laid out in this book.The results can be achieved together in extraordinary measures when people are willing to recognize and embrace each other's differences. The challenges posed in this book are relative to all area's of life,and are great footholds f [...]

    21. Jennifer Kahnweiler gives some good tips to enhance your relationships not only with your business partners but also with your personal relationships. Recognizing the strengths in different personalities allows you to maximize their potential. It is the differences that becomes the basis for the strengths in relationships. She points out that you should look for common ground and shared interests but at the core is the diversity that makes all the difference. Some of the things she points out ar [...]

    22. This book is for a very specific niche -- people who are members of an extroverted/introverted partnership. Not a large group, but two people who work together frequently. I don't happen to be in that niche, so this didn't have much use for me. I think it would be interesting for people who fit that target audience though.

    23. Brilliant book. Most of the time we struggle to a point of immobility because we think we have to be of the same character to work together

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