When my friend Lisa Petrilli asked me to review her book, I immediately said yes. I knew that she wouldn’t put something together unless it was gold. What I wasn’t prepared for was to be knocked back in my chair. Her approach to the subject of being an introvert and in business/leadership was nothing short of fascinating. No, brilliant. No, insightful. No….you get my point.

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from it because I spend most of my time as a wild-eyed extrovert who is always on the hunt for the next big adventure. I can honestly say I had no preconceived ideas of what this book should be. I have worked with and led many introverts and I simply gave them space because I didn’t know what else to do. It worked for me, but I was lucky (I know that after reading Lisa’s book).

From explaining the main differences between introverts and extroverts to climbing your way into the C-Suite, Lisa makes sure she covers all the bases thoroughly and in her own unique and friendly style. She quickly explains how inaccurately introverts are viewed and so eloquently opens your eyes to see the strength they bring to any organization. There were times in the book where I was almost ready to switch teams just to be an introvert. Lisa makes a very compelling argument!

The Introvert’s Guide To Success covers things like: healthy networking, helping others understand how you do things as an introvert, managing interviews, getting promoted and leadership advice…just to name a few. This book is so simple, yet the simplicity of it doesn’t dilute the message at all.

You CAN read the entire book in an hour or so, but you won’t want to. There are so many great tidbits of insight and information that you just want to read a bit and then let it mentally marinate for awhile. As I read the book I found myself thinking of people I have led or am currently leading in some capacity and thought of how I could better lead them.

If you’re in business or leadership this book is an essential piece of reference material. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, this book is a must. I have seen little to almost no material that covers this subject and Lisa does it wonderfully. Make sure you visit Amazon.com to get your copy!

  • William,

    I can’t thank you enough for this incredibly thoughtful review! I must tell you my favorite part was how you considered “switching teams” and becoming an introvert. 🙂 But most importantly, to know that leaders such as yourself who I highly respect are ruminating on the book and considering how they can lead introverts better – well, that’s fulfilling in so many ways!

    All the best to you, William and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  • My pleasure Lisa. I thoroughly enjoyed your book. It was such an eye-opening read. Thanks for your kind comments and giving me the opportunity to review this project!!