Networking Nightmares and how to solve them.
For someone like me who loves to get out and meet people the idea of networking can still be a nightmare. Don’t get me wrong. I find the idea of going out and connecting with new people several times per week exhilarating – as most extroverts do – but despite the enjoyment I derive there is still something in my systems thinking heart that cringes. The nightmare is twofold. First that we think that getting together over drinks is going to help us make deep connections when often people split into groups they already know or breeze through as many conversations as possible to ‘do their job’ for the night. Second the idea that surface level conversation can possibly develop a relationship that can challenge the deep issues in our society is simply incorrect. Continue reading “Networking Nightmares”