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Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

Derek Coburn is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.” Derek is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife, Melanie) of CADRE—an un-networking community in Washington, DC—serving CEOs and business leaders, and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and thought leaders at their YOUniversity events. He began his professional journey as a financial advisor in 1998 and has been a partner at Washington Financial Group for 15 years. Derek lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melanie, two sons and pit bull, Bodie. You can connect with Derek on his website and on Twitter at @cadredc.

Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

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“Derek Coburn is a literal master at networking and human relations.” Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • A willingness to be wrong… Curiosity/asking questions, and willing to get feedback leads to sustained excellence
  • The problem with being surrounded by “Yes Men”
  • Read: Persuadable – How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World
  • The importance of curating who is at an event and more importantly, who is NOT there – Keep The Takers OUT
  • The core mission of Cadre
  • Building a network of Givers
  • The blueprint for how everyone can do this
  • Networking – “The intersection of client appreciation and business development”
  • Start hosting small events first
  • “Be Nucleate” – The center of the group
  • Grading your business, your relationships, and yourself – We riffed live on this and it was very interesting.
  • Being a learning leader means surrounding yourself with people who are constantly growing, learning, improving, and willing to question everything

 “We prevent cheeseballs who want to sling business cards.”

Continue Learning:

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Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From DerekCoburn.com

Derek Coburn is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.” Derek is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife, Melanie) of CADRE—an un-networking community in Washington, DC—serving CEOs and business leaders, and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and thought leaders at their YOUniversity events. He began his professional journey as a financial advisor in 1998 and has been a partner at Washington Financial Group for 15 years. Derek lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melanie, two sons and pit bull, Bodie. You can connect with Derek on his website and on Twitter at @cadredc.

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