The Importance of Your Team

Dateline: July 5, 2013

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

What makes a successful network?  The people on your team, according to Fast Company blogger Drake Baer.  His recent post for Fast Company’s Dialed section, The 4 People You Need for An Awesome Network, suggests that there are 4 must-haves on your team for you (and your projects) to be a success.  They include:

The Socialite… This is the friendly neighborhood super-connector, the person who will intro you to all the people you need to know.

The Older Sibling….[someone]  yearning to be a mentor….[who] can help you find the supply closet, navigate office politics, and vouch for your [side projects].

The IT Guru … a tech-knowledgable colleague that you can lean on in times of buggy need.

The Helpless Newbie… someone…more doe-eyed than you, [who] could probably use a kind word–which could launch a career.

Which of these archetypes are missing from your network?  Who can you add to your team to fill the void?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a wonderful weekend.

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