The key ingredients of connectional intelligence
With an MPA from Harvard University, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School under her belt, Erica Dhawan is currently CEO of Cotential and provides training and consulting to help business leaders deliver results and drive competitiveness. As co-author of the bestselling book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, she defines connectional intelligence as a way to achieve big results by harnessing the value of relationships and networks. Some of the key ingredients to developing connectional intelligence include:
Developing these attributes can help you diversify your networks and potentially create new professional opportunities.
Benefits of connecting intelligently
With a better understanding of the 5 key ingredients listed above, you can then use them to assess your powers of connection and of those around you. By tapping into the strengths of your contacts, you will be able to expand your network to build a solid web of quality relationships–quality being the key word here. Looking outside the box and beyond your areas of expertise can open up channels in new and surprising ways. As a result of applying connectional intelligence, your network will expand, and your company will be on the path to becoming smarter, more creative, and with improved performance and collaboration.
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