Learn to Leverage Your Network
Learn to Leverage Your Network
Do you find networking intimidating? Do you wonder how you can better harness and grow the network you already have? Do you wish you had opportunities to practice networking strategies in a low-stakes environment? Then join us for a workshop to Learn to Leverage Your Network, part of the Reuben Mark Co-Curricular Series.
In this workshop, you will:
- Learn how to systematically understand your network with our proprietary GLeaM assessment
- Better understand the type of network you operate within
- Learn specific strategies to help you purposefully enhance your network, setting you up for success throughout your career
- Practice and hone networking strategies.
About Dan Wang:
Dan Wang is the David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business and (by courtesy) Sociology at Columbia Business School. He teaches the core EMBA and MBA Strategy Formulation course, an elective MBA course on Technology Strategy, and a PhD seminar on Organizational Theory. In 2018, he received the Singvhi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, Columbia Business School’s top teaching honor conferred by the graduating MBA class. He was also named to Poets and Quants’ 2018 list of “Best 40 Business School Professors under 40.” He earned his BA from Columbia University (Columbia College) and PhD from Stanford University.
Wang’s research analyzes how social networks catalyze the transformation of knowledge across organizational and cultural boundaries to drive entrepreneurship and innovation. His main project focuses on ‘reverse brain drain’, or how the return migration of skilled professionals spreads knowledge, practices, and technologies to different parts of the world. He has also studied entrepreneurship and workplace innovation among returnees. In other work, he has analyzed the implications of different network patterns of venture capital investment syndication for the innovation performance of start-ups. Using similar approaches, he has also developed a research stream focused on organizational understanding of social protest outcomes, using network relationships across social movement actors and organizations to predict innovation, knowledge sharing, and tactical choices across activist groups.
His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Social Forces, Social Networks, and Theory and Society. He currently serves as a consulting editor for The American Journal of Sociology. He has also contributed to practitioner-oriented publications such as Strategy+Business, and his work has been cited in CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. His research has been recognized with multiple awards from the Academy of Management, and he has been awarded both the Dissertation (2012) and Junior Faculty Fellowship (2017) from the Kauffman Foundation.
This event is co-sponsored by Leadership Lab as part of The Leadership Co-Curricular Series under the auspices of The Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership.