A lovely friend shared with me how an aspect of their world had suddenly opened up because of strong, clever, appropriate networking. And I too have experienced the power of networking on so many occasions. It’s a wonderful feeling – to have a critical friend, someone to give feedback, a collaborator, someone to work in… Read More A must have . . .
Ian Caldecourt, senior consultant at Hemsley Fraser, suggests that to show off our leadership potential, we should consider “Moving in a circle of higher influence.” This roughly translates to spending time with people at higher levels and grades, and being engaged in all aspects of your organisation and industry. In short . . . “seek out… Read More Here’s a thought . . .
Still not convinced about networking? It’s one of my favourite subjects and I believe that one day I WILL convince everyone that, done well, it’s a must-have. Earlier this month I was travelling to an evening networking event, and on the way, from the depths of a memory from many years ago, I recalled another networking… Read More Still not convinced?
Last year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the excellent, Networking Nation (still available), presented by Julia Hobsbawm OBE. In 5, 15-minute episodes, Ms Hobsbawm encouraged us to think about what networking means. I’m intrigued by brilliant networking. I think we should all do more of it (see Around my kitchen table (04 October 2015) and yesterday’s Note… Read More Collide with the unexpected . . .
No. 7 in my Note to self series. Print if off, cut it out, keep it close.
I like words. I learnt some new ones the other day: data rot and link decay. Ouch. I’m guessing they made it into the dictionary fairly recently, or at least into a more technical dictionary than the one I’m used to. And if you were wondering, they roughly translate as this:… Read More Looking after you . . .
I’d like to propose that networking is a powerful tool. No, not the business-card and cocktail in hand variety. Or the type that’s done to get you noticed. But true networking . . . Being curious enough to initiate a conversation with a new colleague to see where it might take you Gathering a group… Read More Around my kitchen table . . .