Connecting to people who are different to you. They offer fresh perspectives, new information and previously unknown opportunities.
High trust relationships with people that are similar and familiar you. Those connections allow you to execute efficiently, share best practice and to make quick decisions.
Connecting people to each other so that they can solve problems and find new ideas. Creating these relationships enhances your reputation and develops goodwill.
“Collaboration means working across silos and tribal groups – within and between organisations – to produce outcomes not yet imagined.”
“When you build relationships with people who offer new ideas and fresh perspectives, that’s a heady mixture for creating new services and products.”
“Emotional intelligence is being aware of your own emotions. Social intelligence involves you being aware of the intentions and emotions of others and adapting your behaviour accordingly”
“Identify what you want to achieve, then consider two questions: do you have the right balance in the quality and diversity of your relationships? Do you provide support and guidance to others?”
“Among the many skills of leadership, the ability to engage and influence is essential. Empathy is an important tool – though often misunderstood – for leaders to engage others.”
Our relationships – and the networks they form – tend to develop and cluster around four important themes. Each network has different characteristics and is associated with different outcomes. Are your networks right to help you achieve your goals?
Networks that help you to achieve your short-term goals, to make your ideas happen and to generally ‘get things done’.
Connections to people that help you to imagine new outcomes, to adopt fresh approaches to difficult challenges and to grow your organisation.
Relationships that help you to develop personally, to build skills and to shape your career in the future.
Your reciprocal network. The people who you help and enable with your ideas, experiences and empathic support.