Stop Networking. Start Making Friends.

You must forge connection for career advancement. Meeting people is a crucial part of growing your business or career, but it doesn’t have to be a robotic process. In fact, approaching networking in the traditional sense is ineffective because, now more than ever, people crave genuine connection. 1. Approach people at a networking event like you would approach a friend 2. Be yourself, Not your resume 3. Your network has a network 4. Invite your new contact to fun events that you think they may enjoy 5. Send your new contacts articles and videos 6. Whenever possible, send your network business. 7. Be generous with your praise. 8 Check in on people. 

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Why Coaching in the Workplace Should Start at Entry Level

Hiring a coach early on to work with high-potentials and even entry-level employees means that they can develop sooner and contribute more to the organization.1. The cost of employee development is always less than the cost of replacing good talent 2. Coached people coach people 3. Coaching is different than mentorship 4. Coaching emerging leaders reduces the chances of developing unfavorable habits that are hard to break

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