I get a lot of questions on whether to accept a LinkedIn connection request from someone you don’t know well or don’t know at all. My thoughts on this is that if you’re not sure whether you should connect with someone on LinkedIn, ask yourself “What will this connection add to my professional and personal fulfillment goals? If you believe they are a valuable connection and that you actually want to see their posts, then say yes. If not, skip it. They won’t get a notification that you did not say yes, so no hurt feelings.
For more on LinkedIn, take a look at my JD Supra articles: “LinkedIn 101: How to Master Profile Basics & Build Your Professional Brand” and “Build a Stronger Professional Network Today with These LinkedIn To-Do’s.”