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Over-Investing in Networking

The ways in which you can participate one-to-many are endless

In the Raise Your Visibility & Value model, it is assumed that there are an infinite number of ways to participate with a purpose. Of them, networking is just one. Recall that networking is the number one activity on which individuals looking for a job and individuals focused on business development should focus.

Over-investing in networking

Networking is just one of many activities for employed business professionals, and this is where you and your employed colleagues get stuck. You over-invest in networking because this is where all of your colleagues and all of the articles tell you to focus. Yet, as an employed business professional, there are so many other activities that exist which can help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively.

How to participate with a purpose

When you think about participating with a purpose, consider organizing your activities into the following categories:

  • Contribute
  • Engage
  • Attend
  • Lead

We’ll look at examples of each next time.

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Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid- to senior- level leaders and their teams in business environments. With over twenty-five years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results. Known for his business acumen, his ability to resolve complex human relations issues, and his enthusiastic, accessible and responsive style, Ed partners with managers, leaders and business teams to explore clarity and communication, and traverse conflict and change.