Book Review: Quietly Powerful

Quitely Powerful by Megumi Miki

Initially intrigued by the title, this book goes beyond introversion and was enjoyable to read from the perspectives of both an EA and a quiet person.

Throughout the five parts in Quietly Powerful, Megumi Miki challenges you to think differently about the quiet people in your life. She does this while providing insights of her own and those of others in the case studies, all of which the reader can relate to—being a quiet or not-so-quiet reader.

Quietly Powerful provides many practical strategies that can be used for individual or organisational purpose. There are numerous points for reflection throughout all parts of the book, with further reading and sources detailed at the rear. Part four will be the chapters I re-visit most, though the book does have an index to help you find that page, case study or strategy you’re after.

This book can be a great tool for any person currently in a leadership position or aspiring to be in a leadership position. “Quiet does not equal Quietly Powerful” and I encourage you to read this book to find out why. Read this book, if not to become ‘quietly powerful’ yourself, then use this book to learn how to better manage and work alongside quiet and not-so-quiet team members within your organisation.

Candice Golding, EA at Dr Jones and Partners.