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Network Interventions
Does your message live on an island?

Thought I would share an excerpt from a recent book chapter I wrote on Leadership and Organizational Networks, in Carol Pearson’s The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership in the 21st Century. It’s a great case study how informal networks can stifle vision dissemination. CASE EXAMPLE · A Great Vision Going Nowhere One. I recently worked with […]

Networking
Why Relationships Fail Leaders

Most leaders are network blind: They can’t see how to create an effective network, maintain its quality, or leverage it appropriately. Sure, many of them understand the importance of a network, but they don’t really know how to put good networking skills into practice. As my good friend Jay Allen says, “Leaders don’t know how […]

Network Patterns
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 […]

Network Interventions
Make Leadership Contagious

Phenomena such as happiness, smoking, obesity, or even homicides can spread through a population like an infectious disease.  Maybe its time we used the same methods to spread leadership throughout an organization.  Here is your 5 step process for infecting your organization with the leadership disease: Step 1: Expect leadership from everyone. Realize that leadership […]

Networking
You aren't that special unless all your friends are too …

The real value individuals bring to team is their external relationships. A team can no longer act alone, siloed, without any input and influence from its members’ networks. This is not just a team shift or even an organizational shift, but a societal movement. We are in the age of networked individualism, where the value […]

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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.

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