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The Connect Effect

Building Strong Personal, Professional, and Virtual Networks

Michael Dulworth


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Networking is a critically important skill, but few people are aware of its power or know how to develop, maintain, and leverage networks over their lifetime. In The Connect Effect, Michael Dulworth reveals the surprising ways personal, professional, and virtual networks can transform our lives and offers innovative tools—including a test to measure your networking quotient (NQ)—to help you identify, expand, and use your network to improve your life and the lives of those around you.

Praise For The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional, and Virtual Networks

“Nothing is more important to the leader of the future than networking. The Connect Effect explains what you need to do and how to do it!”
— Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestselling business book What Got You Here Won't Get You There

The Connect Effect is a practical and informative guide to helping people (and organizations) improve their networks, reach their potential, and achieve great things.”
—Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management, London Business School, and author of Hot Spots

“From both a corporate and an individual perspective, building strong productive networks is mission critical. The Connect Effect is a practical guide to how we become better at the art and science of networking and how we use that to propel our businesses and our careers.
—Lynne Bartusek, Vice President, Associate Recruitment, Inclusion and Diversity, JCPenney

“As leaders and individuals work, and live, more globally every day, technology may make connecting easier, but it is the quality of the connection that is the key differentiator. The Connect Effect is a vital resource to today's leaders, advising them on tried-and-true tactics, techniques, and tools for creating connections that last.”
—Leslie W. Joyce, PhD, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, The Home Depot

“Mike Dulworth provides the keys to networking in our fast-moving global society. His invaluable experience and advice can help novices and successful networkers achieve their optimum networking quotient and enhance their opportunities for personal and professional success.”
—Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Former Assistant to President Clinton and Cabinet Secretary, 1997-2001

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576754627, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2008

About the Author

Michael Dulworth is the chairman and CEO of Executive Networks, Inc. Executive Networks is a leading provider of executive peer-to-peer networks to large organizations world- wide ( Prior to his current position, Mike was vice president of learning services at the Concours Group and was a founder and CEO of Learning Technologies Group, Inc. Mike is the author, a coauthor, or a contributor to six books on executive development, learning, and high-performance organizations. His most recent books are Corporate Learning: Proven and Practical Guidelines for Building a Sustainable Learning Strategy (Pfeiffer, 2005) and Strategic Executive Development: The Five Essential Investments (Pfeiffer, 2005). Mike has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan and a masters in public administration, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from the University of Southern California.