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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 […]

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 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 […]

Network Patterns
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 […]

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 […]