What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? The reason why all comes down to emotional intelligence, the set of skills and qualities that allow people to form deeper, closer relationships with others.
Congratulations—you’ve been asked to lead a change initiative! But there’s a catch—its success hinges on the cooperation of several people across your organization over whom you have no formal authority.
If you’re like most managers, you’re facing this sort of challenge more often these days because of flatter management structures, outsourcing, and virtual teams. Read on to get the rest of this excellent HBR article on this essential skill:
Have you ever wondered when and how to leave a conversation? This is a common question that comes up when people are trying to figure out how to network effectively, as is how to start a conversation, how not to sound trite or boring, and how to not be “that guy” who’s so full of himself, they can’t wait to get away….