By Paul Sorgule, M.S., AAC
Success rarely happens by accident. Success may be defined in various terms, but the common thread is that success is determined, to a great extent, by the people with whom you work, play, and communicate. The key to reaching your individual goals lies in selecting and nurturing those connections that best suit your desire to reach career, financial, or personal benchmarks.
LinkedIn built a business model on facilitating networks of influence. However, the appropriate management of those networks still lies in the hands of the individual.
It is up to you to define life goals and then build and maintain the network that will help you along the way.
Networks are only effective if a few individual characteristics are viewed as essential. These characteristics include: trust, honesty, respect, commonality, dependability, and others that may be unique to who you are and want to be.
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