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Why Women’s Networks Aren’t as Useful as Men’s (and what’s up with that?!)

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the prestigious BMLI-WICT leadership program – one of the most extensive and long-standing women’s leadership programs in the US, for one of the toughest market sectors the cable industry. My colleague and I, Kristin Cullen, laid out the big differences between women and men when it comes […]

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3 Key Network Principles in about 3 Minutes

There have a lot of requests recently to find new ways to get at this content related to networks and leadership. A couple of us at CCL have been working on short videos as a way to briefly give an overview of some key principles (check out CCL’s youtube page and also my buddy Nick […]

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Network Challenges for Senior-Level Leaders

This is the last part of my series on network challenges for leaders at different stages in their career. In my previous two posts I discussed the network challenges of high-potential and mid-level leaders. Senior leaders face a very different challenge at their level than the others and have serious implications if they do not […]

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Network Challenges for Mid-Level Leaders

This is part 2 of my series discussing the network challenges leaders face at different levels. In my previous post I discussed the network trap of high-potential leaders is the lack of building in-depth relationships. The mid-level leader challenge is different and significant. The fatal flaw here is that mid-level leaders are actually rewarded for […]

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Network Challenges for High-Potential Leaders

In my earlier post I shared this diagram that identifies network challenges for leaders at different levels of the organization. Today’s post is about high-potential leaders and their specific network challenges. The need to create large influence networks High-potentials leaders are busy meeting lots of people trying to create a large network to influence and […]

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Leadership Networks: One-size does not fit all

Most leadership networking training I have experienced gives leaders the same advice regardless of where they are in their career: Grow and diversify your networks. While this is generally good advice, it is not specific enough to really help anyone. New network science research shows that a more customized approach to building a network is […]

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Hello world! Ready to be Networked?

Welcome to by blog on networked leadership. Here we will be exploring the social structure of leadership and its implications on organizational and leadership effectiveness. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to comment on things you like and don’t like.