My friend Rosie Aguilar successfully transitioned her life and her career using Social Media, and has been on the fast career track ever since. Rosie’s happier today than I’ve ever known her, so I asked if she would share her story. It brings to life how powerful (and fun) Making Your Net-Work can be for professionals who make the commitment to better leverage their networks.
Leaders come with all kinds of valuable skills, experience, education, temperament and vision. But they also bring their social network with them. What is a leader’s social network? It’s not just golf buddies or old college roommates. Sure, that can be part of it, but we’re talking about that larger group of contacts, acquaintances and friends a leader has. We have all heard the saying, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” As it turns out, you can measure a social network. This week we'll explore four major tactics you can use to effectively manage & measure your social network.
Leadership isn’t for everyone. Some people are content just doing things, not wondering about the ‘why’. In the emerging workplace, things have become more uncertain, change has speeded up and customers have become notoriously fickle because they have free, instant access to a wealth of information. This increased volatility in market demand requires companies to become more agile in their entire business enterprise. This in turn necessitates leadership that can change direction and operations more quickly than the competition. But when direction and meaning are confined to Executive Leadership, value is minimized. It’s almost like ‘executive leadership’ is an oxymoron.
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