Networking is a critically important skill, but few people are aware of its power or know how to develop, maintain, and leverage networks over their lifetime. In The Connect Effect, Michael Dulworth reveals the surprising ways personal, professional, and virtual networks can transform our lives and offers innovative tools—including a test to measure your networking quotient (NQ)—to help you identify, expand, and use your network to improve your life and the lives of those around you.
"Nothing is more important to the leader of the future than networking. The Connect Effect explains what you need to do and how to do it!"
-- Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestselling business book What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"The Connect Effect is a practical and informative guide to helping people (and organizations) improve their networks, reach their potential, and achieve great things."
--Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management, London Business School, and author of Hot Spots
"From both a corporate and an individual perspective, building strong productive networks is mission critical. The Connect Effect is a practical guide to how we become better at the art and science of networking and how we use that to propel our businesses and our careers.
--Lynne Bartusek, Vice President, Associate Recruitment, Inclusion and Diversity, JCPenney
"As leaders and individuals work, and live, more globally every day, technology may make connecting easier, but it is the quality of the connection that is the key differentiator. The Connect Effect is a vital resource to today's leaders, advising them on tried-and-true tactics, techniques, and tools for creating connections that last."
--Leslie W. Joyce, PhD, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, The Home Depot
"Mike Dulworth provides the keys to networking in our fast-moving global society. His invaluable experience and advice can help novices and successful networkers achieve their optimum networking quotient and enhance their opportunities for personal and professional success."
--Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Former Assistant to President Clinton and Cabinet Secretary, 1997-2001
|Introduction : the power of networks||p. 1|
|Becoming a highly effective networker|
|What's your networking quotient?||p. 17|
|Network early, network often||p. 28|
|Building your network||p. 46|
|What's your personal brand?||p. 63|
|Entering the network zone||p. 75|
|Harnessing the power of different networks|
|Networking peer-to-peer||p. 91|
|Tapping organizational networks||p. 102|
|Joining communities of practice||p. 116|
|Virtual networking||p. 127|
|Conclusion : the future of networking||p. 144|
|Choosing your board||p. 165|
|Online networking sites||p. 173|
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Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.39