Life Takes A Village
Submitted by Vivian Unger
AWIM Student Liaison and Education Chair (Pictured):
Hillary Clinton borrowed the phrase "It takes a village" in the 90's in reference to a community approach to raising children. We also find that phrase is very true for adults in business. We all wear many hats and juggle many responsibilities. Here is some useful advice worth sharing from Harvard Business Review's "Management Tips."
OCTOBER 13, 2011
Three Types of Networks You Need
The old adage "It's not what you know, it's who you know" is truer than ever in today's organizations. But how do you know whom to know? Here are three types of networks it pays to have:
- Personal support. Form relationships with people who help you get back on track during a bad day. These may be friends or colleagues with whom you can just be yourself.
- Purpose. Include in your network bosses and customers who validate your work, and family members and other stakeholders who remind you that your work has a broader meaning.
- Work/life balance. Seek out people who will hold you accountable for activities that improve your physical health, mental engagement, or spiritual well-being.
- Adapted from "A Smarter Way to Network" by Rob Cross and Robert Thomas.