Network Leadership Resources
Our Resource Library contains dozens of articles, infographics, and webinars related to building, managing, and evaluating cross-sector community networks. Start by searching for a topic of interest or read our Intro Guide below.
Network Leadership is the practice of building, managing, and evaluating cross-sector community partnership with a network approach. While traditional leadership emphasizes hierarchal styles of leadership, network leaders must manage a dynamic environment without formal roles, hierarchies, or authority. There are a lot of common examples
Network science. We engage in it everyday, knowingly or not. But how? And what is it? Networks are all around us. Human beings have formed and utilized networks from the beginning of humankind; to hunt, gather and prevent inbreeding, to begin revolutions and wage war,
Kristen Bell is an award-winning actress known for her roles in The Good Place, Frozen, and Veronica Mars. She doesn’t know this, but she’s a perfect illustration of the visible and invisible connections that link us all. To be clear, I don’t know Kristen Bell.
Human beings have been creating, joining, and relying on networks since the beginning of our species. Research from an international group of academics found that early humans living in the area of what is now known as Sunghir – a famed archeological site in Russia
Throughout PRIDE month, and all year, we at Visible Network Labs honor, celebrate, and recognize LGBTQ+ icons, allies, and those in our communities who helped make the world a more open and welcoming place for all. It is important to remember that so many have
Network managment can be an imperfect science: Unlike typical hierarchical organizations, a network is horizontal, with few formal mechanisms for accountability through control. Network leaders have to rely on more abstract ideas like trust and mission alignment to keep their partners accountable, engaged, and committed
Explore our partnership with RECETAS, a global project. Visible Network Labs’ Data Science team used our PARTNER CPRM tool to analyze organizational networks in six cities around the world – to help RECETAS better understand an innovative way of promoting mental health and well-being. Learn
A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs A high response rate is ideal for any survey, but it’s a critically important necessity when it comes to a network survey. This is because network data is not representative, as with most surveys. Each individual in
If you’ve ever looked at a map of a social network, it probably looked like a jumble of interconnected lines and nodes. Without the right skill and training, analyzing such a network map is an incredibly difficult task. You need to have an understanding of
Work dominates our lives. Many of us spend more time and energy at work than at home with family. We have all heard sales pitches for “new” strategies and tactics that promise amazing results. To reap those benefits always seems to require a total restructuring
When building a coalition, you should set aside your preconceived conceptions and positions concerning your goals, priorities, and policies. Remaining open-minded is one of a network leader’s best tools. After all, a network’s access to different ideas and ways of thinking is one of its
As 2021 winds down, we have seen some aspects of pre-pandemic life return. But for many, working from home (WFH) or remotely has endured, and even thrived as we approach the holiday season. Advisory and research firm Gartner defines a remote worker as a person
A strong network of community partners is a powerful asset to any social change organization. However, it is not easy building these networks, especially if you are new to the challenge. Network science theories and lessons from the field have a great deal to teach
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