T05.1 - The secret to great opportunities?

Episode 06 November 26, 2021 00:14:06
T05.1 - The secret to great opportunities?
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T05.1 - The secret to great opportunities?
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T05.2 - The importance of Weak Ties by Ian Leslie

The importance of weak ties The following is based on a great article published by Ian Leslie on 3rd July 2020. Close friends are important – but research shows that building networks of casual acquaintances can boost happiness, knowledge, a sense of belonging and more leveraged financial results. In 1973, Mark Granovetter, a sociology professor at Stanford University, published a paper entitled The Strength of Weak Ties.  It went on to become one of the most influential sociology papers of all time.  Until then, scholars had assumed that an individual’s well-being depended mainly on the quality of relationships with close friends and family.  Granovetter showed that quantity matters, too. One way to think about any person’s social world is that you have an inner circle of people whom you often talk to and feel close with, and an outer circle of acquaintances whom you see infrequently or fleetingly.  Granovetter named these categories “strong ties” and “weak ties”. His central insight was that for new information and ideas, weak ties are more important to us than strong ones. Granovetter surveyed 282 Boston-based workers and found that most of them got their jobs through someone they knew.  But only a minority got the job through a close friend; 84% got their job through those weak-tie relationships – meaning casual contacts whom they saw only occasionally.  As Granovetter pointed out, the people whom you spend a lot of time with, swim in the same pool of information as you do.  We depend on friendly outsiders to bring us news of opportunities from beyond our ...

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T06 - Common Questions

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T05 - Why do we focus so much on LinkedIn?

Why do we focus so much on LinkedIn? Initially, we suggest you speak with people you know who may also be interested in network-building. Workshop 03 is devoted entirely to helping you make a list of good candidates, what to say in a conversation with them and how to invite the suitable candidates to experience the CC. However, the list of people you know is limited, and the list of people your team members know may be even more limited. So, it makes sense to have a process that makes it easy to reach out and meet great candidates using LinkedIn. Let’s say you already have an extensive list of good relationships. In that case, consider reaching out to them and suggesting the possibility of working with them in a proactive, advocating and fun environment. In this environment, you can introduce them to many other people who may be great contacts. Research by Mark Granovetter, a sociology professor at Stanford University, showed the importance of your weak ties. A paper published by professor Granovetter in 1973 about weak ties became one of the most influential sociology papers of all time. Until then, scholars had assumed that an individual’s well-being depended mainly on the quality of relationships with close friends and family.  Granovetter showed that quantity matters, too. One way to think about any person’s social world is that you have an inner circle of people you often talk to and feel close with and an outer circle of acquaintances you see infrequently or fleetingly.  Granovetter named these categories “strong ties” and “weak ties”. His central insight was that for ...

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