The Big Middle

Karen Wickre

Episode Summary

Nurture your network before you need it

Episode Notes

Happy New Year, happy new episode of The Big Middle. The first month of every new year heralds a blizzard of resolution listicles - 10. 20, 50 ways to go faster, go smarter, be more authentically you - whatever that means. How to network is the useful perennial I've got for you this week but with a twist. Karen Wickre is the author of Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count. I reached Karen at her home in San Francisco.

Hear what when:

“We’re all going to need some help and some advice and some introductions from people we don’t know well. I view it as a pay-it-forward kind of thing. There’s a little bit of give and get that should happen.”

“More than the tactics...the underlying notion is having a growth mindset, having a sense of curiosity, having a sense of openness, having a sense of why not, just to explore new ideas and get out of old ruts.”


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