Publications

White paper: Quietly Powerful – Get your talents recognised and succeed on your own terms as a quieter professional

Megumi Miki, Updated December 2017

It is challenging when talented professionals are naturally quieter as many workplaces don’t see it as leader-like. They are regularly told to speak up, promote themselves and be more assertive to get ahead. Too many talented quieter professionals who contribute a lot fail to get noticed, recognised or are overlooked. The white paper outlines a way for these professionals to become quietly powerful and thrive by using their natural qualities more fully.

Download the full whitepaper here

Breakfast Presentation: Quietly Powerful – Use your quiet nature as your leadership strength

Megumi Miki, April 2019

Recording of the public breakfast outlining the value of Quietly Powerful Leadership and how we can move from being quietly disempowered to quietly powerful.  

Access the presentation recording here.

7 tips for speaking to contribute including virtual meetings

There are positives and negatives of remote working and virtual meetings. As a quiet professional, you could see it as an equaliser because everyone is on the same screen and we are getting used to speaking one at a time. But if you were already finding it difficult to be heard face to face, I’m guessing virtual is even more difficult for some. Here are a few tips for quiet professionals to speak to contribute and be heard – a video and tip sheet.

Access the video and tip sheet here

4 part video series on Thriving as a quiet professional without feeling fake

If you feel like you’re overlooked because of your quiet nature, or you’re exhausted from having to put on a louder ‘persona’, this 4 part video series is for you. You may be quieter because of your personality, or it may be because you are in the minority (eg. being the only woman in a male dominant team) or because of your conditioning and upbringing (eg. you were bought up to be polite and not disagree publicly). The problem is, you may be misunderstood or worse, become invisible. It may get worse in the virtual working environment. Watch this video series to find your own way to thrive.

Access the video series here

Quietly Powerful LinkedIn Group

On the QP LinkedIn Group site you can access carefully selected, relevant resources, including some of the Quietly Powerful Leader interviews, as well as news about upcoming events. We welcome members to share successes, challenges, lessons, and questions.

Request to join here