Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible! Do you think you have a terrible network? Networking Myth #2: Lots of Business Cards –> Lots of Success.

2018 150

Announcing The New Networking

Partnering Resources

Have you ever wondered why networking feels so fake? It’s because networking, as we know it, was created for extroverts and salespeople. For years, my colleagues at Partnering Resources and I have been helping people learn new, sustainable ways of developing their networks.

2017 158

What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Networking, for example, is linked (pdf) to an increase in promotions and in compensation, to greater career satisfaction, and to salary growth. One biopharmaceutical company sought to go beyond anecdotal evidence to assess the successes — or failures — of its Women’s Success Network.

2019 141

Networked City development

Social Reporter

I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech.

2018 159

Rethinking Networking

Partnering Resources

One introvert’s network. Why do we network? People told me that networking would be an important way to build my practice. What that means is that, at the end of a standard networking event, I’m exhausted and want to curl up by myself with a book for a few hours.

2012 193

Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems. How maps and network building can contribute to Barking’s vision of inclusive growth. All posts Networked City

2018 100

Network Poetry

Net-Map Toolbox

musings Other people''s work Quote Social Networks Uncategorized connections human glances Poetry the invisible Crisscross by Androwilli (on flickr). I have often Imagined that glances. survive the act of seeing. as if they were poles, measuring rods, lances. thrown in a battle.

2013 167

Loyalty in Social Networks


that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks. cultivate and build informal trusted networks. ” [Emphasis mine]. Have I lost, along the way, my own loyalty to the social networking tools that once gave me birth ?

2016 211

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

2012 219

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Communities and social networks overlap.

2018 219

NEW ARTICLE: The Art of Quiet Networking

Partnering Resources

I am delighted to announce that our new article, “ The Art of Quiet Networking ” has been published on both sites. The Art of Quiet Networking tells my story. It shares how I progressed from an anxious, unhappy networker to someone who actually likes the process.

2016 175

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. Trust builds living networks that are highly resilient, flexible and efficient. That’s network resilience.

2011 284

Network Hubs as Franchises?

Networking Action

Can network hubs be structured as franchises in a global change network? The Institute is developing a global network of hubs to realize … Blog Net Dev That’s a question that arose in some recent work that I did with the Savory Institute.

2013 245

Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

Partnering Resources

Leadership Rules for our Networked World. Instead, Olivia developed the ideal leadership style for our networked world. The post Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World appeared first on Partnering Resources. Leadership Networks and Networking

2014 240

How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

Another entry in our ongoing series on Networking Tips.~~. You’re at a networking event and you’re here to meet a lot of people, so you simply say that. I know we’re both here to network, so why don’t we meet some other people? Networks and Networking

2013 259

Networked City development

Social Reporter

I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech.

2018 100

Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Place-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place. Contextual Computing Local Android Facebook Google iPad iPhone location mapping mobile place Place-Based Networks social networks

2012 214

Three Notorious Networking Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Partnering Resources

We need networks to be successful. But don’t make one of these notorious networking mistakes. Have you ever had the feeling that you’re not networking correctly? You might be making one of these notorious networking mistakes. Networks and Networking

2014 228

Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Our paper has now been published on the Networked Learning site, as have all the papers.

2016 169

The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet

Partnering Resources

The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet. Often, the hardest part of networking is getting started. To read the rest of this post, which just went live on, click here: The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet. The post The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet appeared first on Partnering Resources. Networks and Networking Here’s a manageable way to change your perspective and begin building fruitful relationships in the next 30 days.

2014 164

The Introverts’ Networking Survival Guide

Partnering Resources

Despair that you’ll never be gregarious or outgoing enough to succeed at networking? My consulting business blooms or withers largely on the basis of my networking prowess. I signed up for a networking event in Washington, D.C., and the anticipation proved nearly as damaging as the networking itself: What was I going to talk about? We don’t have to be flaming extroverts to be successful networkers. Networks and Networking

2014 165

How to Network in a Professional Association

Partnering Resources

These organizations are supposed to serve serve as your networking and education hub. You go to meetings, learn interesting things, keep up with your profession, and expand your professional network… supposedly. Networks and Networking Image by Ginny Huo.

2013 222

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Ads are driving down the price of regular online ads: A recent analysis by ComScore shows social networks, primarily Facebook and MySpace, have over the last year drawn an average CPM of only 56 cents, compared to the $2.43 Twitter: Reputation Management in Social Networks (20).

Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

We know that networks exist. Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. The article covers: Three kinds of organization networks: connectivity, action, and alignment networks. Critical connectors : the five to ten percent of nodes in a network that have disproportionate influence over the whole and how to leverage them. Networks and Networking

2014 180

A blast into network space with Christakis

Endless Knots

Christakis's topic at HeadCon 13 , "The Science of Social Connections," is definitely worth the 30 minutes (not 3, 30) if you're at all interested in networks.       Networks and Networking Social networking

2013 195

Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I recently wrote about how we need to rethink networking : what it is and why we do it. I confessed that I am, in fact, an introvert and that I force myself to get through large-scale, cocktail-style, traditional networking events. A Starter List: Networking for Introverts.

2012 281

New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

Partnering Resources

Network maps make the invisible world of organizational transactions, relationships, and knowledge flows visible. Each case study shows how one client used network knowledge to advance their strategy. Case Study #1: Using Network Mapping to Globalize an Organization.

2016 175

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It’s worth checking out; and even though it’s still not particularly useful so far, the service does provide an interesting look at were network analytics is likely to go in the not-too-distant future – and that’s going to get pretty interesting, I think.

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

This resource is the informal human network. Behind every organization chart are informal human networks that people access in order to get things done. Using a tool called “network analysis,” they gained a picture of the informal relationships within the organization.

2014 236

Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

2013 271

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

I thought it might be interesting to have a travel log (including an evolving network map) which starts with people we meet and then support this with the places that we meet, rather than the other way around. Networks aren’t selective.

2014 130

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace. Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems. Using Network Maps as Leadership Tools.

2017 180

Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference Hotseat starts on Sunday 8 th November and will run until the 14 th. Should we as educators respect students’ concerns to limit or bound learning networks, or should we strive to overcome them? 1996) Cutting the Network.

2015 187

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Thank you, Benoît Mandelbrot Keep Stretching… » Twitter is Not a Social Network That’s right, Twitter is not a social network. So, is Amazon a social network?

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

Networked scholars: reflections on light and dark

Jenny Connected

This is the last week of George Veletsianos’ open course – Networked Scholars. I have not been as engaged as I had hoped, mainly because my offline or backchannel/closed, more personal networks, have been more important to me over the past few weeks than interacting openly online.

2014 170

Decide to Network by Robert Muller

Endless Knots

  Boston Networks and Networking Every now and then, we get a request for copies of the "Decide to Network" postcard, backstory here. One such came yesterday, prompting me, post-Boston Marathon, to remember the power of this message.

2013 204

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks. de Moor (2018).

2018 130

Updates on Networked City – and the RSA

Social Reporter

I’m currently blogging over here about the London Networked City exploration , and also about the RSA’s own Networked Cities initiative. In addition, I’m helping start a Fellows’ Forum for the RSA, and have put together some history of past RSA online initiatives on a wiki about OpenRSA. All posts

2017 159

Ripple: Social Network Influencers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The main thing for me was to chat with Affiliate marketers about how social networks pass information around. You don’t need a big social network yourself. But it does show that influencers can bridge social networks carrying the information across from one community to another.

Network skills in the 21st century

Joitske Hulsebosch

I did a session on network skills in the 21st century at a symposium for VOCUS, the students of pedagogy/education. I asked them to form groups of three to formulate a short question on network skills and put this question out to their own online networks, as exercise.

Skills 169

Networking the networkers

Endless Knots

Spending the day in a network capacity building workshop that promises to be quite interesting. Having spent the better part of my career investigating and reporting on networks, it should be fun to see what comes of this. Shows how far the field has grown since Jeff Stamps and I wrote Networking. Tags: Networks and Networking I'll be posting as the day progresses but thought you'd enjoy seeing a bit of the invitation.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking


Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

2016 202