Leadership networking is not about collecting business cards or schmoozing. It's about building relationships and making alliances in service of others and in service of your organization's work and goals. This book will show you how to enhance your networks and become effective at leadership networking. By seeing networking as an integral part of your role as a leader and by taking action to develop and nurture related skills, you create benefits for yourself, your group, and your organization.
About the Author
This series of guidebooks draws on the practical knowledge that theCenter for Creative Leadership (CCL) has generated, sinceits inception in 1970, through its research and educationalactivity conducted in partnership with hundreds of thousands ofmanagers and executives. Much of this knowledge is shared-in a waythat is distinct from the typical university department,professional association, or consultancy. CCL is not simply acollection of individual experts, although the individualcredentials of its staff are impressive; rather it is a community,with its members holding certain principles in common and workingtogether to understand and generate practical responses to today'sleadership and organizational challenges.The purpose of the series is to provide managers with specificadvice on how to complete a developmental task or solve aleadership challenge. In doing that, the series carries out CCL'smission to advance the understanding, practice, and development ofleadership for the benefit of society worldwide.
Curt Grayson is an enterprise associate of CCL's SanDiego campus. He is a trainer for open-enrollment and customprograms, and he assists in the design, development, andmodification of programs. Curt holds a B.S. in psychology from SanDiego State University, an M.A. in clinical psychology fromRosemead School of Psychology, and a Ph.D. in organizationalpsychology from California School of Professional Psychology in LosAngeles.
David Baldwin is a former CCL faculty member. He wasbased at the San Diego campus, where he facilitated open-enrollmentprograms and managed custom programs, research projects, andblended learning initiatives. David holds a B.A. in speechcommunication from San Diego State University and an M.S. inorganizational communication studies from Illinois StateUniversity.
Table of Contents
7 Networking for Leaders
10 Mapping Your Network
11 Six Requirements of Leadership Networking
16 Barriers to Building a Leadership Network
20 Assessing Your Network
25 Strategies for Developing Your Leadership Network
28 Setting Goals and Taking Action
30 Suggested Readings
31 Key Point Summary