Phil Willburn – Networked Leadership

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 year (or so) to do this, but yep, I finally have created a way for you to access and use the Leader Network Diagnostic (LND).  (the LND is the most practical and comprehensive tool for leaders to use in order to quickly examine the effectiveness of their network).  The LND is provided on the cleverly named website: … and it looks pretty fancy.

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For those who don’t know the LND is a 20-minute questionnaire that helps you evaluate your professional network in order to:

  • Assess the current effectiveness of your network
  • Learn how to make small changes that have a big impact in your effectiveness

In addition to taking the LND and finding ways to change your network for the better, you’ll also

  • Learn common networking myths
  • Understand mindsets of an effective networker
  • Identify top 5 most common network traps
  • Identify invisible biases in your network
  • Develop a framework for effective networking strategies
  • Learn quick fun practices to help you develop your networking skills

The website provides more than just another pretty landing page. It provides links to actual science!!! I know. I am excited too.  (If you aren’t excited, don’t tell me – I am sensitive to feedback).

The website itself is pretty cool, but if you really want to learn how to change your network, sign up to take the LND.

Take the Network Diagnostic Using the Guided Video Tutorials

Purchasing the LND doesn’t just give you a sweet little assessment. You get access to hours of online video tutorials that walk you through how to take the Leader Network Diagnostic, how to interpret your results, common network traps, and what you need to do to make your network work better for you.



And if you haven’t seen the interpretation guide, I think you’ll love it.


If that’s not enough for you …  and you want more? Oh I Got More –

Become a Certified Trainer and Coach

The website offers a way to become certified on this instrument and deliver the LND training or coaching in your own practice.

Here’s what you get when you become certified.

  • Everything from the individual purchase (assessment, interpretation guide, and walkthrough videos) plus …
  • Access to Train the Trainer videos (how I actually train this in the classroom)


  • My complete slide deck, including trainer notes


  • And the Bible of networks – The Frequently Asked Questions – which has all of the scientific references for each point in  the slides and the diagnostic


The LND can be a pretty great tool for learning how open, deep, and diverse your network truly is, and the website provides some great tools for making your network better.

So, anyway, let me know what you think.

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