Erica Dhawan is the founder and CEO of Cotential, a global organization that helps transform businesses through collaboration, not only among team members, but also across various stakeholders. She is one of the most provocative business thinkers today, and the author of the book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence that ranked first on What Corporate America Is Reading. Erica continues to encourage business leaders to lead through a culture of innovation and provide results that guarantee global competitiveness and increasing value for their clients.
Erica joins me on this episode to share how she saw the power of connectional intelligence as a young girl while watching her father interact with people at the bowling alley. She discusses the different types of connectors, how to enhance your connectional intelligence so you and your team can collaborate, work together more efficiently, and see results sooner than expected.
“Using your connectional intelligence is about bridging generations, bridging skill sets.” – Erica Dhawan
Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:
- The significance of making connections in Erica’s childhood years
- What led her on a soul-seeking journey to find meaning and purpose
- How she channeled her lack of certainty with her guiding principle in mind
- What led to the creation of the concept: connectional intelligence
- What connectional intelligence is and why it matters
- The focus of her book
- Three types of connectors
- Determining connectors in the workplace and your personal life
- What the 10-Minute Rule is and how to do it
- Reaching an audience — when it matters
- How to make incremental changes that will have an impact on the long-term
- Practical applications as people work and understand the power of their connectional intelligence
Erica’s Advice on How to Enhance Connectional Intelligence:
- Open yourself up to new people and ideas.
- Make connections and partnerships that you truly care about.
- Leverage what has been done before.
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