Praise from the Publisher
"Nothing is more important to the leader of the future than networking. The Connect Effect explains what you need to do and how to do it!"
-- Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestselling business book, What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"The Connect Effect is a practical and informative guide to helping people (and organizations) improve their networks, reach their potential, and achieve great things."
--Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management, London Business School, and author of Hot Spots
"From both a corporate and an individual perspective, building strong productive networks is mission critical. The Connect Effect is a practical guide to how we become better at the art and science of networking and how we use that to propel our businesses and our careers."
--Lynne Bartusek, Vice President, Associate Recruitment, Inclusion and Diversity, JCPenney
"As leaders and individuals work, and live, more globally every day, technology may make connecting easier, but it is the quality of the connection that is the key differentiator. The Connect Effect is a vital resource to today's leaders, advising them on tried-and-true tactics, techniques, and tools for creating connections that last."
--Leslie W. Joyce, PhD, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, The Home Depot
"Mike Dulworth provides the keys to networking in our fast-moving global society. His invaluable experience and advice can help novices and successful networkers achieve their optimum networking quotient and enhance their opportunities for personal and professional success."
--Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Former Assistant to President Clinton and Cabinet Secretary, 1997-2001
"What really distinguishes high performers from the rest of the pack is their ability to maintain and leverage personal networks. The most effective create and tap large, diversified networks that are rich in experience and span all organizational boundaries. The Connect Effect is a practical, advice-filled, engaging book that will help its readers make significant improvements in their own networks' effectiveness."
-- Rob Cross, Assistant Professor, McIntire School of Business, University of Virginia, and coauthor of The Hidden Power of Social Networks
Michael Dulworth has been running executive networks for over 20 years. He ran the Compensation Council at The Conference Board when he was 25 years old, co-directed a network for plant managers/GMs while running his own consulting firm, ran the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Concours at The Concours Group and is currently President and CEO of Executive Development Associates, Inc., a business that is the leader in executive networks for HR professionals in large organisations (12 networks with over 250 members from 170 leading companies worldwide). He has also recently published chapters on networking in two books, The Future of Executive Development (self-published by EDA in 2005) and The Pfeiffer Leadership Annual (JB/Pfeiffer, 2006) and published two online columns in Fast Company and an article in Employee Relations Today (September 2006). He lives in San Francisco, CA.