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Don’t Fall for These 5 Network Myths

Common misconceptions and myths are everywhere these days: Wait 30 minutes before swimming after a meal – convincing, but also unnecessary according to science. The Five Second Rule? Less about…

Using Network Science to Create Network Art

“The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.” -Hippocrates When I first embarked on providing leadership to support the development of the First 2000 Days…

Creating a Data-Driven Network Strategy

Working with networks and partnerships is difficult. Most of us working with cross-sector community networks are relatively new to the field. As an evolving area of practice, there’s still a…

Top 10 Tips for Launching your PARTNER Survey

As the product manager of the PARTNER tool, I field a lot of questions about how to launch the surveys. From simple questions about how to find resources, to more…

Top Five Network Leadership Resources

As more and more organizations partner together to share resources and increase their impact, we are witnessing the development of an entirely new field, which we like to call “Network…

3 Mantras + 3 Small Moves for Advancing Networks

Last fall I was back home in Michigan to do a presentation and discussion with representatives from a number of inspiring networks focused on local food production, food access and…

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…

Why We Trust Some Leaders: 5 Key Traits for Trust

Like most forms of leadership, trust is the foundation of network leadership. In fact it’s particularly important for collaborative situations, where leaders usually cannot claim formal authority, and rely on…

What is Network Leadership?

Network leadership (or what I call network weaving) looks like a rhizome. If you have a patch of bamboo in your yard, you know how hard it is to get…

From Scientist to Start-up: Our Story

With nearly two decades of combined team experience conducting network science research and evaluations, Visible Network Labs is the culmination of many years of hard work. Our team comes from…

Eight Tips for Designing a PARTNER Tool Survey

The PARTNER Tool is a survey and network analysis tool that helps measure and analyze the quality and structure of inter-organizational networks. Using PARTNER data, network managers can be more…
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