Jul 29, 2022
Susan Cain, the author of NY Times
Bestsellers, Quiet and Bittersweet, shares 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
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
everyone has a voice.