Thursday, April 27, 2006

The ABC's of Networking: L is for Leading Edge

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Leading Edge is defined as:

1. The edge of a sail that faces the wind. 2. The front edge of an airplane propeller blade or wing. 3.a. the foremost position of a trend or movement. b. Someone or something occupying such a position.
Are you the leading edge in your company, industry or business community? Do you look for ways to stand out from your competition? Or do you just follow the leader?

If you want to build a strong reputation in your field you need to be a pioneer. Just being like everyone else in your industry is mediocre, and the mediocre rarely finish on top. You must look for ways to stand out from the crowd and deliver increased value to all that you encounter.

*Within your company you need to be a thought-leader and the "go to" person on a variety of topics.

*With your clients you need to be seen as highly capable and dedicated to being a partner in their success.

*With your network you need to be seen as a person who gladly helps others and looks for ways to make connections.
Be out front and others will follow. Or allow your competition be the leading edge. Your choice.

Have A Great Day.

Thom Singer

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