The Power of Leadership in Business Networking
Networking is not a new concept. Leadership is not a new concept. Leadership when networking is a new concept. It is simplistic, yet profound.
What is it that people do when networking that clearly identifies them as a leader? What is it that they need to know in order to be a leader when they network? Why is it important to understand this concept — especially in today’s new business community?
Debbra Sweet, a leadership development expert specializes in change management in the areas of marketing, business, leadership, and wellness. She’s a lead author in the book titled “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking”, book four of the twelve book series.
Debbra spoke to a full room of North San Diego county business owners and professionals on this topic at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Breakfast, which was held Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Carlsbad Beach, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Sweet gave tips that will helped attendees hone their business networking skills to get results. Sweet has been called a “people mover,” as she has the ability to move people to take action and get lasting results in their businesses and lives. Her insightful, interactive and powerful presentation based upon her book engages attendees to understand how their thinking and actions influence their results from networking.
Over 100 Audience members discovered three foundational cornerstones to being a leader when networking. These included:
•How to lead yourself
•How to lead others
•How to lead the leaders
She also gave insights on how leaders understand
• How to choose the right system to support your networking success.
• How your social footprint precedes you.
• The difference between an “Open 2” and a “Closed 3.”
The First Friday Breakfast is the Chamber’s premier networking and business promotional event and one of its most regularly attended monthly programs.
One of the attendees shared with Sweet “I am a Toastmaster and have great admiration for outstanding speakers like you. Thanks for a lovely presentation.”
Michael J. Lambert, Broker Associate
Another attendee, Christine Blindell complimented Sweet’s delivery and style saying “She (Sweet) was one of the top two presenters of the year at these first Friday Breakfasts.
Sweet, who also is the lead voice on The Power of Leadership Radio is known around the country as an expert in Networking, Leadership, Sales, Marketing and Wellness.
Her fresh perspective on sometimes controversial views how people today are able to be amazing leaders is leading many to rise up in ability to lead, professionally and personally. Debbra Sweet is never one to be happy with the status quo and she’s not afraid to help others move out of their comfort zone to achieve results.
Sweet believes there is a severe lack of leadership skills prevalent in society and in the world today. It starts with government and trickles down to the family unit. This lack of quality leadership is the cause of most strife and unrest in the world today.
As leaders are growing ever weaker in their leadership skills, the youth of today grow up to be weak in leadership skills themselves. This has an ever downward spiraling impact on the way government and business operates and how adults raise their children.
Instead of complaining about the way things are, she made a choice. She chose to embrace the calling of being in leadership roles that were placed before her for many decades. She made a choice and decided to do something about it. She is a voice that is changing the way people think and act about leadership. She is moving people to take action for improvement and betterment.