Description - Connect Effect by Michael Dulworth
Networking is not mere socializing--it is a vital personal and professional development skill. An effective network can make you more knowledgeable, help you address critical issues, accelerate your career, and even improve your health and well-being. It's just too important to be left to chance. With The Connect Effect you can take a conscious, systematic approach to networking. To begin with, Author Michael Dulworth helps you evaluate how network-savvy you are. Dulworth then identifies three distinct kinds of networks: personal, professional, and virtual, exploring their specific characteristics and offering strategies, tools, and resources for building up and making the best use of each one. Stories from Dulworth's over twenty years of experience running networks, as well as interviews with top executives, researchers, and thought leaders, provide insights and advice about how networks function in the real world.
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Michael Dulworth has been running executive networks for over 20 years. He ran the Compensation Council at The Conference Board when he was 25 years old, co-directed a network for plant managers/GMs while running his own consulting firm, ran the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Concours at The Concours Group and is currently President and CEO of Executive Development Associates, Inc., a business that is the leader in executive networks for HR professionals in large organisations (12 networks with over 250 members from 170 leading companies worldwide). He has also recently published chapters on networking in two books, The Future of Executive Development (self-published by EDA in 2005) and The Pfeiffer Leadership Annual (JB/Pfeiffer, 2006) and published two online columns in Fast Company and an article in Employee Relations Today (September 2006). He lives in San Francisco, CA.