Andy Lopata – Connected Leadership
Our June book of the month is “Connected Leadership – How Professional Relationships Underpin Executive Success” by networking expert and speaker Andy Lopata.
Andy Lopata has been a specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years. He has been called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by The Independent and Forbes.com.
In his new book, Andy looks at why professional relationships matter.
Andy discusses how you can often tell the quality of a leader not just from the calibre of his or her relationships, but by the ease with which they draw on them and the speed and willingness with which people respond.
Professional relationships lie at the heart of executive success. Despite this, many leaders leave their professional relationships to chance and actively discourage their staff from forming strong bonds.
In this new book Andy explores just how important strong relationships are and how to build a network of people who are:
•In a position to support you
•Want to support you
•Know exactly what support you need
Andy is a very experienced international speaker, and is the author of five business books and regularly quoted in the international press.
Andy is a Fellow and a board member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute as well as a Master of the Institute for Sales Management. He is also one of just 26 recipients of the PSA’s top honour, the Award of Excellence.
Praise for the Book
“This book provides a valuable perspective for change management as relationships are what drive change. A solid network based on trust can accomplish corporate transformations faster and make them stick.”
Ann Halvorsen, Director of Change and Communications, Philips
“Developing a network of professional relationships should be the foundation upon which all careers are built, it certainly has been for me. However, the best networks require careful planning and thought and need nurturing. Andy is one of the pre-eminent experts of his generation as to how best to do this, his new book is a comprehensive and welcome summary of his thinking.”
Tim Farazmand, Former Chairman, British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association