Lara Nieberding

The Purple Lara

Make Co-workers part of your network…

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Who recommended: Lynne Waymon

What I am reading: Make Your Contacts Count (Networking Know-How For Business and Career Success) by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

Where in the book: page 171

Why I am reading: Learning how to network. Cause believe me, I have no CLUE!

Which quote: “Avoid Erroneous Assumptions: People I work with are automatically part of my network. Not true. You must create and nurture the relationships.”

How this quote adjusted my thinking: It wasn’t until I saw it written here that I realize this is how I view co-workers. I figure they were hired that must make us all on the same team. Seeing it written I recognize the importance of building relationships with co-workers.

One of the examples in the book is to eat lunch with someone and inquire about their work. My favorite meal of the day is lunch. I rarely eat lunch by myself. Networking at lunch is enjoyable for me. I have such a good time using lunch as a relationship building moment after I left one company my core group of lunch buddies lost 5 pounds each!

Written by The Purple Lara

July 1, 2008 at 12:10 AM

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