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Jump in! Inviting Work Group 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. That’s why designing work groups well is critical to meeting both members’ and the network’s needs. Over the years, goal-setting and iterative design have helped me develop work groups that make […]

Action = Permission + Ideas

This is part of an occasional series on network design.  One network leader challenge is remembering the network isn’t most people’s first priority, and it shouldn’t be. Another is navigating that the network has needs, too. Resources are limited, and finding ways to meet members’ requests without overburdening those resources is another part of network design. There are easy ways […]

The Power of the Invitation

  Invitations are powerful. Invitations signify who is invited, and powerfully indicate who is not. Invitations communicate who is valued, who is part of the in-crowd, and who is not. (Do you still remember that third grade birthday party you didn’t get invited to and how it stung? Or the friend who didn’t invite you […]