Networking & Building Relationships

  • 6 Courses | 4h 45m 52s
  • 10 Books | 23h 13m
  • 11 Audiobooks | 65h 12m 9s
Likes 205 Likes 205
Building relationships takes time, effort, and mutual interest. Learn to build and nurture your professional networks for success.


Cultivating Relationships with Your Peers

  • Playable
    Cultivating Relationships with Your Peers
  • Playable
    How's Your Working Environment?
    3m 20s


Cultivating Relationships with Your Peers
Developing and maintaining  relationships with your peers at work can lead to success for both you as an individual, and within your organization. Networking skills and building supportive peer relationships can provide you with a wide variety of experiences, expertise, and institutional knowledge. Whether you're exploring executive networking, professional networking, or just general business networking, this course explains how to identify the people in your organization who are important in helping you reach your goals. You'll learn the skills that maintain solid, mutually beneficial relationships so you can advance your career.
7 videos | 21m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building Your Professional Network
When you're serious about advancing your career, you need to build strong professional relationships and maintain an effective network of contacts. Whether it's for executive networking or general business networking, this course covers the essential communication and professional networking skills needed to establish a solid network. It includes strategies for building rapport with new contacts during networking opportunities and covers best practices for maintaining your network so that business contacts can help you achieve your career goals.
6 videos | 23m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Building Rapport with Your Boss
The relationship between you and your boss is a key factor in your career. Careful relationship management will make your job more enjoyable. You'll find that to work more effectively with your boss, you need to develop a rapport and good networking skills. Managing up can help you find enjoyment and reward in your current position. In this course, you'll learn the importance of managing relationships, and ways to build great boss relationships by recognizing their agenda and management style. You'll also learn strategies for building a strong professional relationship with your boss, and about various ways you can become aligned with your boss.
7 videos | 28m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Finding and Nurturing a Mentor Relationship
To help find your way through the numerous career choices available to you, you’ll need the guidance and experience of someone with the right skills and expertise – a mentor. Having a mentor means you can use the knowledge of a supportive professional to help you learn to work more efficiently and advance your career. In this course, you'll learn how to find a mentor who can aid you in your professional goals, and who can give you expert career advice on further education, networking, and interviews. You’ll also explore the qualities of a good mentor, and of an effective mentoring relationship.
7 videos | 26m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Be Liked and Respected in the Workplace
Eighty percent of your day is spent at work. Whether you commute to an office or work from home, to a huge degree your professional success depends on your likability. Think about all your professional interactions; you work on team projects, collaborate on conference calls, sit in meetings, talk to clients, etc. These and more are situations that require your ability to be liked. However, it’s not a popularity contest. Being liked doesn’t mean you give up your professional integrity. Although it’s not possible to be liked by everyone, this course teaches you techniques to be likable and respected by your colleagues and boss. You will also learn how to ‘get over it’ when someone in the workplace does not like you.
7 videos | 32m
has Assessment available Badge
Expert Insights on Networking & Building Relationships
There’s a lot of talk about the significance of networking. And while we may think we know what it is and how to do it, there is an art to building and sustaining these important relationships. It’s time to unleash your hidden talent.
55 videos | 2h 34m
available Badge


Skillsoft is providing you the opportunity to earn a digital badge upon successful completion on some of our courses, which can be shared on any social network or business platform.

Digital badges are yours to keep, forever.


Book Summary

The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now
The Art of Connection explores how success and happiness can be achieved and enhanced by forging strong social ties with others—both professionally and at home. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m
Book Authors By Michael J. Gelb

Book Summary

Networking For People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide For Introverts, The Overwhelmed, And The Under Connected
Networking for People Who Hate Networking sets out to upend our preconceived notions about introverts and extroverts, and offers useful guidelines to get the most out of your networking opportunities. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m
Book Authors By Devora Zack

Book Summary

Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Great Job
In Highly Effective Networking, author Orville Pierson provides a common-sense approach to using networking when seeking employment. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m
Book Authors By Orville Pierson


Strategic Connections: The New Face of Networking in a Collaborative World
Unveiling eight indispensable competencies for the new Network-Oriented Workforce, this essential book gives you the tools you need to meet goals, execute strategies, foster innovation, and make yourself invaluable to your organization.
Book Duration 3h 46m
Book Authors By André Alphonso, Anne Baber, Jim Wylde, Lynne Waymon


The Relationship Engine: Connecting with the People Who Power Your Business
Giving you the tools you need to become an intentional, masterful relationship-builder, this book helps you establish common ground, focus on collaboration instead of command, put people before process, demonstrate worthy intent, and make every interaction matter.
Book Duration 2h 19m
Book Authors By Ed Wallace


Successful Networking: How to Build New Networks for Career or Company Progression
Removing the fear factor and encouraging people to make the effort to network for success, this informative book gives you advice and guidance on handling any social or workplace situation that could be awkward.
Book Duration