Keep Networking on the Job | WSJ.com

“Many job hunters will typically ease up on their networking efforts once they land a new position. But maintaining a professional network while employed is the best way to prepare for the next unexpected job loss or advancement opportunity.” Examples include “phone calls, emails and live meetings,” as well as several other easily doable – …

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A Portfolio of Mentors

My latest response to a question posed in the Mentor’s Guild their Ask an Expert forum: Their Question: We are national telecom organization with a new mentorship program aimed to develop our new executive leaders from within the organization. We have identified more than 20 mid-level managers from various functions who are eligible for the program, 4 of them …

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Don’t be an Idea Killer

Key Traction-Point: There’s no faster way to demotivate your staff than by being an Idea Killer. Instead, focus on cultivating creativity. An Idea Killer is a boss who actively shoots down proposals, or passively lets them languish. It may also be be a manager who doesn’t know what it takes to build a culture of effective …

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How to Dramatically Grow Your LinkedIn Network

Key Traction-Point: Including  a personal note in your invitations makes you significantly more memorable and connection-worthy. If you’re on LinkedIn, you likely want to grow your network for the potential career-boosting power of your connections. But there’s something you’re probably not doing, at least not on a regular basis — and it’s a move that …

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