Quietly Powerful is a movement started by Megumi Miki, to help quieter professionals to succeed on their own terms and help organisations and society to expand their definition of what good leadership looks like.
Due to current mainstream beliefs about what good leadership looks like - typically outspoken and dominant - quiet professionals feel overlooked workplace. On the other hand, Quietly Powerful leaders exist, they make significant contributions to organisations and society. Organisations miss out as incredibly talented people, potential Quietly Powerful leaders, remain hidden and under-utilised. We need to expand our definition of what good leadership looks, sounds and feels like.
Since starting in August 2016, the movement has attracted thousands of people from around the world, with growing interest in Australia and globally on LinkedIn. Her book, Quietly Powerful: How your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength was awarded the Australian Career Book Award for 2020 and Best Leadership Book of 2020 by the Australian Business Book Awards
The work is firmly based on the view that quieter professionals can be powerful leaders in their chosen field because of their quieter nature, not in spite of it. Powerful shifts have occurred in professionals with whom Megumi has worked.
In this current uncertain and chaotic environment, one of the quiet superpowers - inner calm - is critically needed, regardless of personality and natural tendencies. Calm in Chaos aims to spread calm, not panic in these extraordinary times.
Megumi is constantly developing a range of resources and tools for quieter professionals and organisations who wish to unlock their hidden talent - join the movement and Unlock the music you were born to play!