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Author: Paige Backlund

Managing Turf in a Network

Managing Turf in a Network: Keeping it Under Control

This December, we surveyed more than 150 network leaders in our annual State of Networks Survey. The number of people mentioning “turf” as a daily problem in their collaborative work really struck me! Responses suggested that “turf” was associated to issues such as an unwillingness

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Three Tips for Better Network Facilitation

Network Stuck? Get Unstuck with a Facilitator! One of the most important, yet overlooked roles in a network is that of a facilitator. A facilitator is a person that makes an action or process easier by keeping discussion and decision-making processes moving along.  Making things

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What is Community-Led Innovation?

Writing from a desk at a company that identifies as a Social Enterprise & Technology Start-Up, it might sound counterintuitive to say that we at Visible Network Labs do not believe that all “innovation” is synonymous with “technology.” Yes, we have amazing tech tools for

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Four Tips to Facilitate a Great Network Gathering

In September 2018, Visible Network Labs hosted its first ever two-day Network Leadership Workshop: How to Lead, Manage, and Problem Solve in Cross-Sector Community Network. As a spin off from our flagship training program, the annual three-day Network Leadership Training Academy, this more intimate workshop

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