In today’s hyper-connected world, success depends on smart networking. People must network with one another to get ahead. For most introverts, this is a big problem. They don’t know how to network effectively. Most extroverts like the idea of networking per se. However, like introverts, they often don’t know how to network efficiently. They think networking should be transactional, not transformational. This ultimately makes networking a shallow – and usually unproductive – undertaking. Janine Garner – founder of the women’s networking community LBDGroup – teaches introverts and extroverts alike how to tackle networking. She explains why it is essential, how it benefits you, how to manage it and what types of people you should recruit (and avoid). She shows you why your network hinges on four core members and 12 key people you must select carefully. getAbstract recommends Garner’s guide to business students, entrepreneurs, the self-employed and anyone seeking to network effectively.
In this summary, you will learn
- How networking benefits you,
- How to network effectively, and
- Whom to recruit for your network (and whom to leave out).
About the Author
Janine Garner, a partner at Thought Leaders Global and the founder and CEO of the LBDGroup, facilitates workshops on how to build connected networks that accelerate success.
Comment on this summary
1 year agoVery challenging and easy to action.
2 years agoVery well written in simple words
2 years agoWhat a thought jerker! The abstract is really valuable and comprehensive. I feel like I now understand with whom in network I need to nurture a relationship with and why. Thank you