At a recent Driven Professionals event (formerly known as the Women’s Advancement Compact), Cara Power, of Cara Power Coaching and the Paradox of Leadership, addressed Fear in the Workplace (it turns out we have many!).
When we think of fear, it’s tangible; fear of getting hit by a car, fear of getting sick or something happening to a loved one. However, fear takes on intangible forms too and while we don’t typically associate fear in the workplace, many of the emotions we feel at work are based on fear.
Deborah Goldstein, Founder of The Women's Advancement Compact, moderated a panel discussion on What it Takes to Be a Great Networker. Hint: If you’re not tired when you leave, you haven’t done it right!
Deborah started the discussion by laying out her four stages of successful networking: grow, nurture, manage and leverage your network
Here are some "Do’s & Don’ts" of networking
-Set an intention beforehand such as, “I will talk to three people.”
-Ask how you can be helpful
-Go with reserve topics (read the paper and top headlines before heading out)