Leaders use 3 types of networking: operational, personal and strategic
I was just about to write a post on the excellent article "How Leaders Create and Use Networks” from the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review when I discovered Jay Cross had beaten me to it!
See also Social Network Design tips which reviews another Harvard Business Review article where the authors argue that strong personal networks don’t just happen but need careful cultivation involving ‘relatively high-stakes activities’ with diverse groups of people
Bioteams Books Reviews
The Book "The Starfish and The Spider" uses the amazing capabilities of starfish to survive and regrow damaged limbs as a powerful metaphor for leaderless organisations.