Skill Highlight 4 – Networking

You must network.

It doesn’t matter where you lead and how many you lead, you must network!

Networking is 21st Century marketing for the Leader. A well constructed and maintained network is a rich, interactive storehouse of knowledge, information, and resources.

Your time networking should be intentional activities around career connections and collegial support and should be split 50/50 between the two.

To be intentional about your networking means you know why you make the time to do it. You know it’s important to build new relationships. You know how important face-time is in maintaining those relationships.

You have committed to share in your network – you give. You realize that you must spend half your efforts in networking with your career connections and half your efforts with your colleagues. Giving in each half is the same – you share your knowledge, your relationships, and your care and concern.

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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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