Networking Leadership 101
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
Understand the key characteristics of effective networks and network “traps” to avoid
Use online tools to visualize your current network and discover common network traps to avoid
Understand what it takes to be intentional about your network, and how to achieve quick and easy wins to get started
Identify specific ways you can cross a network boundary, make a new introduction, and deepen an existing relationship
At some point, you’re going to have call on others for feedback and support. Study after study demonstrates that the more leaders and organizations can manage and navigate their networks, the more they can achieve their goals. But despite its importance, networking sounds distasteful, self-serving, and even phony. We need new a mindset and strategy to maintain critical relationships or leverage existing ones.
Networking 101 will teach you how to build your core professional network. You’ll read about real people—reluctant networkers—who have made a significant impact through just a few connections with others.
SECTION 1: DIAGNOSE YOUR NETWORK
SECTION 2: BUILD YOUR FUTURE NETWORK