Issue 127 - 03 | Connectional Intelligence: How to Get Big Things Done

By Erica Dhawan & Saj-nicole Joni
Published March 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.
“We’ve been living with the internet now for twenty years and it's not news that we're all connected. Unless a totalitarian government swoops down and takes away our cell phones and our access to social media, that connectivity isn't going anywhere. The question is: How do you and I grab hold of this newfound connectivity to take us to the places we want to go?

At a time when old-fashioned routes to power—the schools you went to, the contacts in your address book, the families you were born into—are not the only ways to get ahead, how do we connect intelligently, e.g. better, faster, more efficiently, and use all of our connections to make our ideas happen? Almost everyone has at least the capacity to link up with people, power, ideas, information and resources, but how do we synthesize it all to produce real change and influence people’s lives for the better?

The key is thinking differently about our connections. We need a shift in perception that empowers us to be the drivers of our digital tools and our new resources. This doesn’t just mean executives or traditional gatekeepers. This means anyone. This means you.”

About Erica Dhawan & Saj-nicole Joni | Erica Dhawan is a globally recognized leadership expert and keynote speaker driving innovation across generations and cultures to prepare the global workplace for tomorrow. She writes for Forbes, HBR, and Fast Company. Learn more at and follow @edhawan.

Saj-nicole Joni, Ph.D. works with top leaders to solve their hardest strategic challenges, delivering results needed now while creating far-reaching future impact. A global keynote speaker, Saj-nicole is CEO of Cambridge International Group. Learn more at and follow @sajnicole.

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