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Leader Network Diagnostic

The LND – The Network Tool that Cool People Use (and some not so cool people)

  I’m back! I know you all have missed me ever so much. However, I wasn’t just sitting around reading spy novels: I was hard at work. (Ok, maybe I read a few). So, what have I been doing in the interim? I’m so glad you asked. Alright – I know –it’s taken me a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Patterns
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 […]