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Accelerate change

Networks are the Key to Accelerate Change – A Reading from the Gospel of Kotter

Finally the long-standing traditional leadership guru embraces networks! Woot! So, I don’t normally do book reviews (I have done 1 other) … but this one was begging me to do it. Plus, my colleague David Dinwoodie loved the book and told me I had to read it since it was about networks, so I felt […]

Womens networks

Network Patterns
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 […]

Leaders network whitepaper

The Long Awaited Posting of My Glorious 2013 Whitepaper ‘A Leader’s Network’

Ok, this is a long time coming, but I am finally getting around to posting the white paper I wrote this year. Interestingly, this paper originated from the blog posts I did on this site – starting with Leadership Networks: One Size Does Not Fit All This definitely speaks to the great power of writing […]

Creating Contained Chaos: Interview with author Ori Brafman

For 5 years I was the director of Social Network Analysis (SNA) at a university inside the intelligence community teaching students how to better identify influencers inside terrorist, smuggling, and organized-crime networks (to see some ideas about how to indentify influncers inside org network check out my previous post Make Leaders Contagious). One of the […]

Introverts versus Extroverts

Extroversion ≠ Great Network: The fallacy of personality and networking

Does a extroverted personality create a better network? In this video I debunk one of the most common myths of effective networking with my colleague and friend Nick Petrie: that extroverted and social individuals create better more effective networks. One key point is that extroversion is correlated with networking intensity, but networking intensity (reaching out […]