We like to think of our members as "energizers." A recent @wsj article described members of organizations who embody energizer traits as "People who build strong networks, ask lots of questions of colleagues, show respect for co-workers’ roles and accomplishments, and look for openings to help with projects that excite them." This definition is drawn from a 2017 study of 20 employers and 160 managers co-written by Robert Cross, a professor of global leadership at Babson College in Massachusetts. "'[Energizers] create enthusiasm in the networks around them,' making colleagues more likely to offer them new opportunities, says Dr. Cross, who heads a 70-employer consortium studying collaboration. 'I call them energizers.'" Are you an energizer?
From "How to Gain Power at Work When You Have None," by Sue Shellenbarger, @wsj March 6, 2018
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