Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

How to build your network?

This article highlights the inner workings of networks, how to diagnose your current network, create a more potent one and actively manage it. This article has been frequently cited in the management literature. It elaborates on three unique advantages of good networks: private information, access to diverse skill sets, and power. The authors emphasize the importance of ‘super connector” or “power broker” in building successful networks as well as outline steps that all aspiring leaders should pursue to forge better connections.

How to Build Your Network