Relationship Roundup

Happy New Year and welcome back to work! In the roundup this week, five ideas for using relationship capital to survive and thrive in 2012.

Strategic Relationship Building – Linda Hill, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, shares how leaders must consider whether or not they have built up the right sort of relationships with people in their network. Watch the video spotlight on Smartblog on Leadership here

Breaking the ice – This CBS list of questions for breaking the ice will help you get closer to new prospects and building new business relationships. View them here

Where is your third place? – We couldn’t agree more with Fast Company writer Kevin Purdy’s recommendation and reminder that face time is valuable and beneficial to our personal and business lives in many ways. Read why here

Networking=Survival – While it may sound extreme, Deborah Mills-Scofield’s story of how connections literally allowed her family to survive will leave you thinking differently about the network you create. Read the HBR Blog here

Need a new job? Try Massive Networking – Use some of these tips from HBR Blogger and former McKinsey Strategist Bill Barnett to develop a massive structured networking strategy for a job search. Use it to help shape your myGreenlight Relationship Action Plan for a job search. Read the blog here

Kibibi Springs is myGreenlight’s Community Manager.

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