Jul 29, 2022
Susan Cain, the author of NY
Times Bestsellers, Quiet and Bittersweet, shares so many takeaways
on life, love and leadership.
Over 40 million people have watched Susan Cain's Ted Talks,
and Linked In has named her their 6th top influencer
I have always been fascinated by our
heads, heart and hands, and how we think, feel and behave. I begin
the episode with a personal story of how I cried during a plane
trip and what motivated these emotions.
I then invite Susan Cain to share her
life story and to talk about her two NY TIMES best-selling books,
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a world that can't stop talking,
named the #1 best book by Fast Company, and her latest Bittersweet,
How Sorrow and Longing can make us whole.
With her bestselling phenomenon, Quiet, Susan
Cain talks about why it is essential to cultivate space for
the undervalued, indispensable introverts among us,
thereby revealing an untapped power hidden in plain
sight. Did you know that introverted people often deliver
better results than extroverted ones? That the most
spectacularly creative people tend to be introverts? That
the most innovative thinking happens alone and not in teams?
Yet when it comes to introverts—who make up a third to a
half of the population—leaders and cultural biases often ask
introverts to act like extroverts.
With Bittersweet, Susan Cain explores why we experience sorrow
and longing and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart
of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and
authenticity. Susan shows how a bittersweet state of mind is
the quiet force that helps us transcend our personal and
collective pain. If we don't acknowledge our heartache, we can
inflict it on others.
Neil McLaughlin, Group Head of Personal and Corporate Banking,
joins the show to talk about leadership and why it is
paramount to have diversity within your
organization, foster debate and ensure that everyone has a