Building and attracting the right people into your network is an essential skill of the 21st century while the ability to leverage those contacts can take your career or business to an unimaginable height.
A report from The Conference Board, Developing Business Leaders for 2010, stated that one of the 4 key essential leadership skills is relationship building/network building. An article in MIT Sloan management review “The Social Side of Performance” also stated that: “What really distinguishes high performers from the rest of the pack is their ability to maintain and leverage personal networks. The most effective create and tap large, diversified networks that are rich in experience and span all organizational boundaries.”
According to renowned author, Harvey Mackay: “If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all truly successful individuals, I’d say it’s the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.”
– Dr. Dayo Olomu is a respected UK-based human development and success coach