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Posted on: Jul 12, 2018

Intro by D. Elizabeth Cox, Kids' Voice of Indiana

Greetings! Long time, no talk. I’m sure this year has probably been just as insanely busy for you as it has been for me. In the midst of those 70-hour work weeks blended with late nights running invoices (you know, so you can pay for stuff) has the ever-present, nagging reminder to, “network, network, network” been disrupting the little sleep you’ve tried to get? Just me? Hmmm, weird. Just in case I’m not alone, I thought I would share an article I came across a little while ago. The author asserts that we should stop “networking” and start focusing on “relationship building” one person at a time. For me, the idea of simply working on building lasting, more meaningful, relationships with colleagues is much more attractive than the acid inducing obligation to walk into a room of strangers and deliver your thirty-second elevator speech over and over and over. Maybe you too will find this an affirmation of a quietly held desire to invest more deeply in a smaller group of what will hopefully become lifelong co-conspirators in the battle to survive and thrive (speaking of which, watch for upcoming announcements about the 2019 Survive & Thrive CLE – See what I did there?)

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