7 Signs of a Successful Network: A Lesson From the Boy’s Club | Switch and Shift

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are enthusiastically talking about the impact of calling girls “bossy” and how women network and help each other. Let’s start by looking at how the men have always done it.

The ‘good old boys network’ has represented the club where big decisions are made behind closed doors or on the golf course. The boys club has historically had the dark side of being exclusive and only male. No girls allowed. Yet, they did one thing right. They not only valued action on behalf of each other, it was expected.

A few weeks ago, I listened in on a conversation of men (who would never describe themselves as good old boys) talking about their lives, careers and work. In the span of about an hour of pre-dinner drinks, there was very high productivity without any real effort.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

How you cultivate your network is just as important as how you engage with it.  In the end, the "who you knows" will remember more than just your name…they’ll remember how they interacted with you.  How are you engaging with your network?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at GeneralLeadership.com, as well as his personal blog at AdvancedVectors.com. He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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