Leading Harvard Professor Boris Groysberg has written books on what makes people ‘stars’.
His study over 25 years has led him to one conclusion; the difference between someone who is talented and someone who is a star is the quality of their network.
Having a network within an organisation is seen by Groysberg as critical for success. Having a network that extends beyond the organisation means that success can be replicated by the ‘star’ even if they move organisations.
Despite the overwhelming evidence from Groysberg and others, so few people prioritise the building of a network. Instead they continue to focus on the development of technical skills and leave the network to chance. Thier are a number of simple steps you can take to build and foster a network, but they do all take an allocation of time.
Are you building a network that will make you shine?