My new friend Joe Sweeney has just published a really good read, with great content and fascinating real-life stories and examples entitled: Networking Is A Contact Sport; How Staying Connected and Serving Others will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence – Or Even Land Your Next Job. And, if you are interested in sports, you will REALLY relate to and love this book.
If you believe in the mission, objectives and effectiveness of your organization, and if you want to be a more effective leader, you must read Networking Is A Contact Sport by Joe Sweeney. It is an interesting and fun read with scores of excellent, implementable concepts and strategies. Serious study of this book will assure that you have the right attitude and mental model for world-class networking and, if you take the book seriously, it will take your networking and leadership effectiveness to the next level.
After reading the book, give Joe a call or send him an email. Believe it or not, he WILL respond. I have already tested him!
Buy the book. Study it. Use it. Implement some of the suggestions most important for your work and life. You will be better for it! I guarantee it.