Networking & Building Relationships

  • 9 Courses | 5h 36m 1s
  • 10 Books | 23h 13m
  • 11 Audiobooks | 65h 12m 9s
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Building relationships takes time, effort, and mutual interest. Learn to build and nurture your professional networks for success.

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Creating a Solid Support Base through Peer Relationships

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Creating a Solid Support Base through Peer Relationships
Developing and maintaining relationships with your peers at work can lead to success for both you as an individual, and for your organization. A supportive peer network can provide you with a wide variety of expertise and institutional knowledge and enable you to leverage other people's networks. The workplace of today poses some challenges with diversity in workforce and remote teams who are separated physically. In this course, you'll explore how to identify the different peers in your organization who may be important in meeting your goals or may form a support base for you. You'll also learn how to develop and maintain solid, mutually beneficial relationships with the different peers in any environment.
7 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge
Building a Circle of Connections for Networking Success
When you're serious about advancing your career, you need to build strong professional relationships and maintain an effective circle of connections. 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. In this course, you'll learn about professional networking skills, including strategies for building rapport with new connections during networking opportunities and best practices for maintaining your network so that your connections can help you achieve professional success.
7 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Building a Win-win Relationship with Your Manager
Your relationship with your manager has a huge impact on both of your careers. Frankly, you depend upon each other for success. Your manager's support, guidance, and direction help you do your job better. And your good work makes your manager look good. Effectively managing this relationship can increase your productivity, help you meet your personal career goals, and last but not least, make your time at work more enjoyable and rewarding. In this course, you will learn the importance of managing relationships, and ways to build great manager relationships by recognizing their agenda and management style. You will also learn strategies for building a strong professional relationship with your manager, and various ways you can become aligned with your manager. You will find that to work more effectively with your manager, you need to develop a rapport and make workplace interactions mutually beneficial (win-win).
7 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
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 | 18m 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 | 15m 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 | 19m 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 | 18m 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 | 23m 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.
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 3h 2m Book Authors By Frances Kay

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The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like
Featuring activities, self-assessment quizzes, and real-life anecdotes from professional and social settings, this practical book shows readers how to identify what’s likable in themselves and create honest, authentic interactions that become “wins” for all parties involved.
Book Duration 3h 24m Book Authors By Michelle Tillis Lederman

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The Complete Guide to Professional Networking: The Secrets of Online and Offline Success
Featuring interviews with some of the world's most successful networking experts to back up techniques and suggested strategies, this book demonstrates how to use networking in person and online together successfully for powerful results.
Book Duration 2h 54m Book Authors By Simon Ellinas, Simon Phillips

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Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere
Authored by award-winning entrepreneur and strategic career planning expert Alaina G. Levine, this book emphasizes practical advice on how and why to network, and will show you how to formulate and execute a strategic networking plan that is dynamic, multidimensional, and leverages social media platforms and other networking channels.
Book Duration 5h 22m Book Authors By Alaina G. Levine

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Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without
Drawing on research and case studies from topics as diverse as management, marriage, and architecture, this fast-paced and inviting book challenges long-held assumptions people have about their relationships.
Book Duration 1h 54m Book Authors By Tom Rath
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio 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.
Audiobook Duration 23m Audiobook Authors By Orville Pierson

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The Networking Survival Guide: Practical Advice to Help You Gain Confidence, Approach People, and Get the Success You Want, Second Edition
The Networking Survival Guide is an in-depth book that will help both introverts and extroverts learn how to network effectively, online and in-person. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 16m 24s Audiobook Authors By Diane Darling

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Five Keys to Powerful Business Relationships: How to Become More Productive, Effective and Influential
The Five Keys to Powerful Business Relationships thoroughly illuminates the skills you need to create, maintain, and nurture relationships through reflection, communication, and sincerity. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 22m 38s Audiobook Authors By Joseph Sperry, Sallie Sherman, Steve Vucelich

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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
This audio edition offers easy and effective sure-fire success techniques to help you make a dynamite first impression; master small talk, big talk, and body language; sound like an insider in any crowd; feed someone's ego; work a party like a politician; and much more. Read by the authors.
Audiobook Duration 8h 59m 29s Audiobook Authors By Joyce Bean, Leil Lowndes

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Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work
This audio edition shares the principles and tools that can make any relationship, from personal to professional, healthier and more resilient.
Audiobook Duration 7h 18m 57s Audiobook Authors By Melanie Joy

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Who's Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success--And Won't Let You Fail
This audio edition reveals that the real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships.”
Audiobook Duration 10h 34m 33s Audiobook Authors By Keith Ferrazzi

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It's Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships
This audio edition shows how each and every one of us can use the power of netgiving—of helping others—to expand our world and achieve our goals, and make a difference in our job, our career, and our community.
Audiobook Duration 8h 38m 45s Audiobook Authors By Tommy Spaulding

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Click: The Magic of Instant Connections
This audio edition is a fascinating psychological investigation of the forces behind what makes us click with certain people, or become fully immersed in whatever activity or situation we’re involved in.
Audiobook Duration 4h 33m 14s Audiobook Authors By Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman

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Networking For People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide For Introverts, The Overwhelmed, And The Under Connected
This audio edition shows how the networking-averse can succeed by working with the very traits that make them hate traditional networking.
Audiobook Duration 4h 1m 52s Audiobook Authors By Devora Zack

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Got Your Attention? How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone
This audio edition explains how to replace boring, overlong, one-way communications with concise, compelling, mutually rewarding two-way interactions that add value for all involved. Read by the author.
Audiobook Duration 6h 13m 56s Audiobook Authors By Sam Horn

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Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, Expanded and Updated
This audio edition reveals that what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships - so that everyone wins.
Audiobook Duration 13h 49m 21s Audiobook Authors By Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz
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