Weaving Your Human Web
Networking is an essential part of building wealth.—Armstrong Williams (American
DO YOU EVER feel like it’s not what you know but who you know? Such thoughts are roused as your counterpart accepts the promotion you had been eyeing, when in your mind it’s clear that your performance and credentials far exceeded hers. What’s her advantage?
You may choose to call her a brownnose, but actually the fact that she’s been active on task forces and advisory boards within the company makes her a proactive employee who is about to reap the benefits of networking. She’s not only created an opportunity to strengthen her ties with senior executives in a closely monitored setting without additional compensation, but she’s also positioned herself in a forum where talents other than the ones she’s been officially hired to perform will be showcased. All the while, a sense of trust and professional likability has been nurtured with your colleague’s unfailing involvement in activities that have gone beyond