Are YOU a super-connector? Do you know one??? We all need them!
How can you tell if a project is going to be successful? Look at the people involved–and their networks.
Larry Miller, CEO of Activate Networks, once gave us a telling case study. His consultancy was hired by an engineering company to map metrics of success–things like patents and products brought to market–onto the teams of six or seven within the innovation-centric company.
More than quality of work, he says, the relationships that a team had was critical: The best teams had at least one person well connected across the company.