I was fortunate enough to meet many distinguished academics and practitioners through my career and have been blessed by their wisdom and expertise. They helped me to improve my career, network for net opportunities, meet like-minded people, and even guided me through my troubles as fellow members rally around me.
With Prof. Kevin Lane Keller at the Tuck School of Business
Networking and creating a fabric of personal and professional contacts prove to be significantly important in advancing our career. We all need a group of people around us who can provide support, feedback, insight, resources, information and even share their experience and knowledge with us. The most important challenge is to gain credibility, act on the promise and need expectations. “Failure to live up to expectations — to keep both explicit and implicit promises — can kill a budding relationship before it breaks through the ground,” says Dr. Ivan Misner, Ph.D., lead author of Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections, and chairman of global networking organization BNI International.