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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Instead, think about the two-way quality of your relationships.
Use a filter to help you connect to those people who will be able to help you, or whom you would be willing to help. Try the “favour test”: Would you do a favour for this person, or ask a favour of them? If so, make the connection. If not, take a pass.
If you're consistent in applying the favour test and selective about which connections you initiate and accept, you can tap LinkedIn’s power as an introduction machine: an address book in which all the entries can see and connect with one another, and a network that’s efficient in supporting your professional goals.