In the opening page of her new book, Quiet Power, author Susan Cain is introduced as someone who ‘prefers listening to talking, reading to socialising, and cosy chats to group settings.’ Yet Susan’s first
Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.
It’s not as sexy as speed, but mastering it lets us do great things. As a fairly small and weak high school freshman, I ended up on the cross-country team, of course. Lacking power and speed, I found sport