Managing and developing our network
Michael talks about NLP and networking in this video.
Developing our network is an extension of managing our manager and stakeholders. It’s likely to include current and past managers.
The approach is the same, however networking can be very time consuming, and as a result, it’s often at the bottom of our to-do lists. We have to protect our time and develop appropriate systems to help us. Having a strategy to identify the key people to connect with, and how to do it, is vital. Essential tools now include networking platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
It’s worth investing time in finding out how successful people do this and then using their techniques to develop and implement our own networking plan. To learn how to do this, read the modelling part in the NLP Techniques section.
Networking is both about exploring how we can help others and being able to articulate how they can help us.
The next section explores getting better at what we do.