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Optimizing Network Design

  This is part of an occasional series on network design.  A network leader challenge is remembering the network isn’t most people’s first priority, and it shouldn’t be. I use these two principles to help me remember, members’ needs come first. Participating should be fun and easy, like riding a bike. But members’ needs aren’t the only needs […]

Accessing the Advice of Your Peers

These one-time events are an opportunity to get practical and imaginative help from network members immediately. It’s perfect for people tackling a challenge or new project to get a bit of insight from peers who have useful perspectives or who have done the same thing before. Each event has an “assistee” who shares a challenge, […]

Just Get Together, Already!

Something I love about networked working is that it’s enough to Just Do Something. Almost anything. Preferably in person. It’s human to want to plan things out, to get them right. It’s so easy to wait until we have time to do it right to do anything. Luckily, there are plenty of examples around of just […]

How “Thank Yous” Build a Network

I often talk & write about building trust within the networks. Today, I want to take a few minutes to tell you one Thanksgiving-themed thing I’m doing to increase the level of trust in my corner of the world, and I invite you to take five minutes to do it, too.   As I’m looking forward […]