White paper: Quietly Powerful -Thrive on your own terms as a quieter professional
Megumi Miki, Updated May 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.