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Effective Networking for Leaders and Aspiring Ones

Networking shouldn't be overactive hustling

At conferences, “networking” can become too much like overeager hustling. Patience—and some good questions—are more effective.

Any leader—or aspiring leader—needs to be good at networking. Everybody can agree on that. But, hang on: What’s networking?

The question is worth asking, because there are certainly examples of bad networking. Just about anybody who’s attended a professional mixer has had the awkward experience of talking to a person who’s polished their get-to-know-you patter a little too much, who’s pressing a little too hard for a tip, a reference, a follow-up meeting, all within two minutes of meeting you. Insincerity and need drip from their pores.

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