Building Networks, Online and Off

Technology has made networking easier and more important than ever, so spend some time mapping your personal network

One of the most important skills for the professional of the future is networking. I had the opportunity to discuss this with Michael Dulworth, author of The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks (Berrett-Koehler, January, 2008). He is also chief executive officer of Executive Development Networks, an organization that is focused on building cross-organizational connections in the HR world. Edited excerpts of a recent conversation follow:

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