Video: How Effective Leaders Drive Results Through Networks

The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade, making networks of both formal and informal relationships increasingly the means by which organizations create value and drive innovation. However, most leaders have only a vague idea of the networks around them and often don’t consider the possibility of trying to manage them to boost their success.

Contrary to popular belief, performance is not enhanced by simply building a big network but rather one that is managed across three key dimensions.

At the i4cp 2016 Conference: Next Practices Now, Rob Cross, Ph.D., professor of commerce at University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and a member of i4cp's Thought Leader Consortium, took participants through these network dimensions as well as illustrated where rising stars undermine their effectiveness by falling into one of six common network “traps.”

To hear what these dimensions are and the six common traps, watch the video of his keynote presentation: