Michael Dulworth, President & CEOExecutive Networks, Inc.Activate Networks SummitMay 8, 2012Boston, MA
Executive Networks, Inc.•   Founded in 2007; based in San Francisco, CA•   Mission: To create, manage and facilitate the b...
The Network Roundtable•   Founded by Rob Cross 10 years ago•   “A network for people into networks”•   JV Partnership Betw...
My Premise•    The Connect Effect is the positive outcome derived from     investing in your network•    As your network g...
A recent study of global leaders by the Corporate LeadershipCouncil found that:     “Networks can provide global leaders w...
Rob Cross, a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The HiddenPower of Social Networks, has found that ...
Executive Networks has developed a unique network operating modelthat offers executives high value for time           Stee...
Peer Networking Outcomes:•Accelerate Innovation•Stay Current and Avoid Pitfalls•You to the Power of 50 (y50)•Reduce Costs/...
Effective Networking – Top 10 List    10.    Build your personal brand.    9.     Diversity, Diversity, Diversity! The mor...
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Presentation by Mike Dulworth of Executive Networks at the Activate Networks Summit 2012.
The Activate Networks Summit (www.ActivateNetworks.net) is the leading conference on harnessing the power of your customer and employee networks to drive results. In 2012, we are bringing together the leading minds on the application of social networks to focus on the most important issues facing CEOs, marketers, and human resource professionals. The Activate Networks Summit 2012 took place on Tue. May 8, 2012 in Cambridge, Mass.

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How Do Senior Executives Best Access Business Intelligence and Learn in a VUCA World, Mike Dulworth

  1. 1. Michael Dulworth, President & CEOExecutive Networks, Inc.Activate Networks SummitMay 8, 2012Boston, MA
  2. 2. Executive Networks, Inc.• Founded in 2007; based in San Francisco, CA• Mission: To create, manage and facilitate the best peer executive networks in the world• Focus on Global 2000 companies• 16 networks -- 15 for HR executives, 1 IT network• 500+ executives from 250+ G1000 companies• 25 FTE’s; 25+ contractors
  3. 3. The Network Roundtable• Founded by Rob Cross 10 years ago• “A network for people into networks”• JV Partnership Between Activate Networks and Executive Networks• First meeting in Washington D.C. October 24-25• Interest Groups – Leadership (CCL) – Innovation – Social Media – Government
  4. 4. My Premise• The Connect Effect is the positive outcome derived from investing in your network• As your network grows and improves, The Connect Effect increases• The Connect Effect is exponential in nature, not linear (1 + 1 = 4!)• IQ + EIQ + NQ = Success )(The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks, Berrett-Kohler 2008
  5. 5. A recent study of global leaders by the Corporate LeadershipCouncil found that: “Networks can provide global leaders with the best market and organization information, but global leaders struggle to build these networks”. “Global leaders who are connected to networks with deep organization and market experience have the best access to the information they need to be Great Global Leaders.” “Actively managing the transition of networks to global leaders is 3.5 times more effective at connecting them to the right peers and colleagues, compared to supporting leaders as they independently build their own networks.” (© 2011 CLC HUMAN RESOURCES -- www.clc.executiveboard.com)
  6. 6. Rob Cross, a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The HiddenPower of Social Networks, has found that creating, managing and leveragingdiverse internal and external networks is a key trait of high-potentialexecutives.“We characterize three important features of high performers’ networks. • The first is structural: high performers have a greater tendency to position themselves at key points in a network, and they leverage the network around them better when implementing plans. • The second is relational: high performers tend to invest in relationships that extend their expertise and help them avoid learning biases and career traps. • The third is behavioral: high performers value networks and engage in behaviors that lead to high-quality relationships—not just big networks.“Our research shows that people who do well on these three dimensions –structural, relational and behavioral – are more likely to be successful than thosewho pay little or no heed to their networks.”(HBR, July – August 2011; Organizational Dynamics, Vol 37, Issue 2, April – June 2008)
  7. 7. Executive Networks has developed a unique network operating modelthat offers executives high value for time Steering Business Committee Management Technology Platform Profiles OPN Analytics Collabor- Database ation Tools Access & Knowledge Community Connections •Executive Directors Directors •Academics in Residence Network Members Tele- Virtual confer- Meetings ences Live Resources Meetings Discussion Value Prop Mentor- SMEs Member Connect- Management Management Data ivity ing Projects Mining
  8. 8. Peer Networking Outcomes:•Accelerate Innovation•Stay Current and Avoid Pitfalls•You to the Power of 50 (y50)•Reduce Costs/Improve Productivity•Improve Individual Effectiveness•Advance Your Field
  9. 9. Effective Networking – Top 10 List 10. Build your personal brand. 9. Diversity, Diversity, Diversity! The more, the better. 8. Go for quality over quantity. 7. Be interested in people and ask them a lot of questions. Networks are built through personal connections, and you never know how you might connect with someone. 6. Play “One Degree of Separation” to see who you might include in your network. 5. Map your current network. It’s probably better than you think. 4. Get organized—in whatever way works best for you. 3. Build a PBOD (Personal Board of Directors) 2. Help others in your network, first and foremost. 1. Keep networking at the top of your priority list, every day. (The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks, Berrett-Kohler 2008)9

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