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Team Leadership: 20 Proven Tools for Success by Glenn Parker

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NETWORK FOR SUCCESS:

YOUR INSIDE GAME

In the digital world, when most people think of networking it means working with external networks. Sites such as LinkedIn, My Space and Twitter provide a means to develop contacts in your area, industry and profession.

However, for a team leader, it is more important to develop a network of colleagues in your organization. And this takes some time and effort, because it involves personal contacts. Here are some practical tips:

1.   Ask for information or help. Ask a colleague if he or she is willing to have a cup of coffee or a telephone conversation to provide you with some information, advice or other assistance.

2.   Socialize. When there is a party, picnic or company outing, show up and work the crowd. ...

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