In the book, Your Invisible Network: How To Create, Maintain, And Leverage the Relationships That Will Transform Your Career, author Michael Melcher explains how readers can create meaningful relationships that will further their careers.
- Michael Urtuzuástegui Melcher is an internationally acclaimed executive coach and leadership expert who has worked with professionals in nearly every career field and uses his knowledge to teach others how to expand their network and boost their careers.
- In the book, he explains that skills, work ethic, education, lived experience, and passions can only do so much and that building relationships with other professionals is the real key to success.
- In the book, readers will learn how to…
- Recognize the seven types of relationships critical for career success
- Foster meaningful connections with people with whom you have little in common
- Find mentors and sponsors
- Reach out to people despite discomfort—and know what to do if they don’t respond
- Serve as a resource and benefactor to others
- Develop convening power
- Build a happier and more fulfilled work life
Why it’s important
Your Invisible Network: How To Create, Maintain, And Leverage the Relationships That Will Transform Your Career highlights the importance of building relationships that will help boost your career and life.
Melcher uses his decades of experience working with professionals in nearly every career to help others learn how to build meaningful relationships with other professionals that will help readers form connections and further their careers.
He explains that a network built on reciprocity, depth, and trust isn’t merely helpful to your career growth; it is absolutely necessary. While skills, work ethic, education, and passions are needed for nearly every role, they can only get you so far, but relationships with others can heavily boost your career.
The book teaches readers a practical, nuanced plan for building and sustaining network connections. Readers can practice the plans for 20 minutes a day and incorporate them into their corporate lives to build their network.
Each chapter is filled with true stories, quick lessons, and manageable practice exercises that can easily fit into the majority of readers’ schedules.
Melcher explains that no matter what career stage readers are in, it is time for readers to evaluate their network and use his steps to connect with others and build their network that will help them find success at work.