At the recent Association of MBAs Global leadership conference for AMBAssadors, that took place in Nantes, France (from 6th to 9th Feb 14), I gave a presentation on Networks and Networking. The following blog focuses on what networking means to me.
The word ‘networking’ is a cold/hard one; it is quite clinical and doesn’t really have any emotion attached to it. The actual art of networking is the very opposite of this. Networking is a relationship. You can’t think of it in any traditional sense, you can’t box networking; you can’t explain it away using buzz word bingo business jargon.
For me, networking in its broadest sense is very simple, it’s about helping people. I believe very much in karma, if you help others then they will in turn help you. This is true with networking. You can’t go into a meeting or a conversation thinking ‘what is in this for me’. If…
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