33Become a Member

Join a Professional Network

HERE’S SOME ADVICE I bet you’ve never heard: Limit your network; don’t create too many business relationships. The reason you’ve never heard this advice is because it’s ridiculous. The fact is you can’t have too many relationships. That’s the beauty of networking: The process of adding new people to your contacts list is endless, and the importance of refreshing and renewing relationships with colleagues already in your network is constant (see Chapter 23). Well, there’s one proven way to keep meeting new people, but it seems as though 90 percent of leaders completely ignore it—which is too bad, because it’s an easy way to augment your development. Yes, I’m talking about joining a local networking ...

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