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Skills for New Managers, 2nd Edition by Morey Stettner

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Chapter 12Cultivating a Network

It’s lonely at the top. At least that’s what some fast-rising managers say when they no longer can open up with their coworkers. Now that these managers wield authority, they have to watch what they say and cut their griping. They’re often isolated from people whom they can trust, especially when they’re uncomfortable chatting with their boss.

Yet it doesn’t have to come to this. You can ascend into management ranks without severing all ties with your former coworkers. And with some aggressive networking, you can use your new job to open doors that provide access to a whole new cast of high-powered characters.

Maximize Social Media

Managers looking to network take steps to raise their profile, especially online. ...

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