If you are among the tens of thousands of people who want to move ahead at work yet worry you don’t have the right connections, you are not alone. In “Network” Is Not a Verb, Ellen Poole explains that not only is “networking” not the answer to these dilemmas, its very value in our culture is a complete myth when it comes to forging meaningful bonds. Instead, Ellen Poole offers a new, core principle for relationship-building success: become someone whom others want to add to their own professional networks.
Ellen Poole rejects traditional “networking” as the way to form meaningful relationships. Instead, she shares ten easy tips to genuinely foster supportive professional connections.
Poole offers ways to make yourself more valuable as a potential member of others’ professional networks. She also explains common missteps that could unwittingly alienate your new connections.
Using relatable examples, Ms. Poole provides practical, ready-to-use principles for developing your own web of supportive relationships for a lifetime of professional success.
Ellen Poole teaches people at all levels of their careers effective strategies to build networks and nurture relationships for professional success. Her audiences have included nationwide corporate teams, university students, and state, national and international professional and trade associations.
Ellen Poole’s success with a unique approach to building relationships puts a new spin on the meaning of “network” – and how to build and sustain strong and meaningful relationships in business and in life.
— Dr. Michael M. Crow
President, Arizona State University, U.S. News & World Report’s “#1 most innovative school” six years in a row
— Starlette B. Johnson
Former President & COO of Dave & Buster's, Inc.; former Chief Strategic Officer, Brinker International; current Board Member, Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
— Donna Davis
Former Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; small business owner
— Amanda Reeve
Former Legislator, Arizona House of Representatives
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