What are your networking goals for 2012?

As the new year begins, you’re probably in the throes of setting an array of ambitious resolutions, intentions, goals, and strategic plans.  As you do this, be sure to include a few that will guide your business networking as well.  Here are a eight questions...

From good to great: A relatively easy step

Ever notice that the people who need help or enlightenment the most are often the least likely to:  a) know they need it and b) seek it out? My friend Nishi Whitely of Turnlane Consulting and I compared notes on this today.  After reading my book, The Intentional...

The best networking advice of all time

I love smart, funny, original books.  So years ago when a savvy reader-friend told me to read The Sweet Potato Queen’s Book of Love by Jill Connor Browne, I obeyed.   I loved that book (still do) and laughed so hard I nearly pulled a rib.  Little did I know that...

Where networking really happens – if you’re ready.

My colleague Jan Goss and I spoke at a career transitions group last night at a local church. We shared both our expertise and encouraging words with those seeking work and going through career changes.  It was fun, fulfilling, and eye-opening.  Our topic was...

Success lessons from reality TV

If you’re open and alert to such things, you can glean success, leadership, and networking lessons from just about any event or experience. At athletic events.  In business meetings. At conferences. In coffee shops. And, yes, even on reality TV. I admit it. I was...