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Humans are social animals. Therefore, in both personal and business life, networking is an important force. For example, knowledge workers often face complex problems whose solutions require gathering information from people with a variety of expertise, whom they may not know personally. Author Michael Dulworth is the first to admit that much of networking is simple common sense, but doing it well, he says, requires planning. In this straightforward book, he provides a quick explanation of how to improve your networking skill, whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, and of how to use networks in your work life. The book includes an especially interesting section about analyzing organizational networks. Even though the book is short, it is somewhat repetitive. Still, getAbstract recommends it to recent graduates, workers and managers who want to improve their performance and get ahead in their chosen fields.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What networking is;
  • How networking contributes to your social and business development; and
  • How to build and maintain your networks.
 

About the Author

Michael Dulworth is president and CEO of a company that specializes in creating peer networks for human resource professionals in large organizations.

 

Summary

Finding Those Special People
Networking helps you expand the personal connections that contribute to your knowledge and social community. Doing it well can help you reach your personal and professional goals. People used to rely on face-to-face interactions to create their networks, but...

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