Networking 101 for Leaders – Why You Should – part 1 of 3

“For the most part, the winners are those with the largest networks, the most powerful connections, and the ability to call in their reserves at the moment of truth.”  – Tim Sanders, Love is the Killer App (Crown Business 2002)

Most of you probably know this – I could be stating the obvious – but because I care about the Leaders I serve, I will say it anyway … You Must Network.

Please don’t make excuses around personality or, “I just don’t like that schmoozing stuff.” If this is the opinion you have of networking, you’ve simply been observing those who do it wrong.

Networking is serious business that you must take seriously to build a fulfilling career and an interesting life. Do it with pride. Have fun. Be proud of who you are and be excited about the opportunity to represent who you are as you build your network. Add nodes to your network and care for your network.

Tim Sanders calls this ‘Biz Love.’  Tim says that your network exists for you to do three things:

  1. Share your Knowledge – everything you’ve learned & continue to learn
  2. Share your Network – your entire web of relationships (& experience)
  3. Compassion – your human ability to reach out

I’ve found this consistent with the equation my Clients taught me:

Confidence + Communication = Credibility

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

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