An article recently published by IMD International extends thoughts introduced in previous posts about self-assessment and your networking efforts by introducing the concept of networking balance sheets.
Networking balance sheets help individuals understand assets, liabilities, and equity in their networks and networking skills. In the process, you're challenged you to consider the people in your network, the types of relationships you have with them, and how the individuals in your network are connected. In short, the balance sheet helps you to understand what you can do to increase your assets, decrease your liabilities, and create more equity in your networking efforts.
Check out a follow-up article on building an effective network for more valuable information on this topic.
I'm grateful to Christy Suerth, SPHR for letting me know about these articles.