Networking not-so-nicely

This post shares my August column for‘s monthly “Dish” newsletter:

It’s no secret that I love networking and encourage it to all. I think building and maintaining relationships is one of the most important keys to success in our careers and our lives. Hurrah, networking!


There is a dark side to networking, and for some reason I’ve been noticing it a lot this summer—people who want to take rather than share, or those who are just plain unpleasant. Here are a few of the irritating types I’ve come across lately. I’m curious to know if you’ve met some of these, and how you’ve handled them…

Continue reading at The Women’s DISH blog.

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