Foremost Expert of Connectional Intelligence and Co-Author of Get Big Things Done
Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on Connectional Intelligence and the Founder & CEO of Cotential. Through speaking, training and consulting, she teaches business leaders innovative strategies that increase value for clients, deliver results and ensure competitiveness. Read More >
Unleash Your Connectional Intelligence
We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. Read More >
So, what is it? Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is helping people enlist supporters, accelerate innovation, develop strategies, and sustain solutions to big problems.
This dynamic keynote will help employees understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to professional success and leadership in the 21st century. Attendees will learn from real-life stories and leave with an action plan to become a power player in your organization. Learning outcomes include:
Now it’s your turn to leverage the secrets of the people using connectional intelligence. It’s your turn to “Get Your Big Things Done.” You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is. Read Less ^
Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) helps organizations accelerate and sustain the capability to drive breakthrough innovation and results by harnessing the power of relationships and networks. In our new world of an embedded digital, global infrastructure that connects all of our lives, the power of connectional intelligence holds exponential and previously untapped potential for breakthroughs in ways we can barely begin to imagine in the workplace. To harness CxQ, we have to work with the future workforce differently – because they are ahead of the rest of us in harnessing connective capacity. Read More >
In this keynote, Erica Dhawan shares insights into how leaders can bring out the connectional intelligence of your employees and utilize the talents that different silos, cultures, and generations all bring to the table. This is a powerful, interactive presentation for leaders who seek to breakthrough generational friction, drive innovation, shift company culture and transform the untapped connectional intelligence of your entire workforce.
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Millennials are the rising generation in the workforce today. Millennials expert Erica Dhawan reveals the #1 key to determining their workplace performance: Connectional Intelligence. For millennials, engagement with different kinds of connection is not just about social media – it’s embedded in all aspects of their daily life and work. This engagement enables them to realize exponential results from Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) leading them to drive growth, streamline costs and improve the overall performance of your business. The way to acquire, engage and retain top millennial talent to generate fast results is to stop with the play and perks. Instead, put their fundamentally different, powerful, radical, and disruptive Connectional Intelligence to work.
This presentation and/or workshop will decode the millennials’ employment mindset, reveal how to maximize millennials recruitment, retention and performance, and offers specific actions to unleash your millennials’ Connectional Intelligence.
How did a rare disease patient create a knowledge network using Facebook that funded breakthrough medical research? How did a scientist use virtual reality to reduce pain of burn victims? How did a video storytelling campaign bridge scientists, doctors, providers and patients to change a company culture? The answer: Connectional Intelligence. Read More >
Connectional Intelligence is the capability to drive breakthrough innovation and outcomes by harnessing the power of relationships and networks in healthcare organizations, businesses, individuals and families. In our new world of an embedded digital, global infrastructure that connects all of our lives, the power of connectional intelligence holds exponential and previously untapped potential for healthcare breakthroughs in ways we can barely begin to imagine to improve patient outcomes, centricity and impact.
In this keynote, Strategist Erica Dhawan shares insights into how healthcare organizations can improve the interconnectivity between colleagues to drive engagement with patents by utilizing the talents that different skillsets and generations all bring to the table. This is a powerful, interactive presentation to breakthrough generational friction, drive innovation, shift culture using technology and transform the untapped connectional intelligence of your entire workforce. Read Less ^
We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is turning people into superconnectors who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough top and bottom line impact. Read More >
This dynamic, engaging, high-energy, fast-paced keynote will help participants understand the practice of using connectional intelligence as the key to collaboration success and leadership in the 21st century. Attendees will learn new insights and tools to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and innovative, and drive breakthrough ideas and outcomes.
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We live in a culture defined by a distinct empathy deficit: The boss who constantly emails you are “wrong”—but never shows you how to correct those mistakes. The colleague who mansplains you to death in every conference call and has no interest in what you have to say. The team member who won’t stop looking at her phone as you share sensitive information during a meeting. Read More >
Why is empathy today at such a low point? You can credit various factors, including fewer face-to-face interactions, an ever-accelerating pace of change and an increasing number of global teams working remotely. These and other elements make it harder for any of us to understand and meet the unspoken needs of others. Teams have it especially hard. The more digitized teams become, and the more we interact online, the greater the need for empathy becomes to balance distances and misalignments and foster inclusivity and belonging.
How do we actively generate empathy in organizations? How do we bring people together, and make individuals feel genuinely emotionally connected, full-fledged members of the teams that have become the DNA of today’s organizations—teams that are virtual, global, multigenerational and matrixed?
In this keynote / workshop program, attendees will learn to activate the Empathy Advantage, a playbook for leading empathic teams today. With a combination of engaging stories, science, and practical tools, it shows readers how to cultivate greater empathy across teams, ultimately creating cultures of connection, collaboration and high-performance. Among other things, The Empathy Advantage teaches readers how to operationalize empathy with: Read Less ^
"Erica is one of those rare speakers who are analytical, creative, and inspiring. Erica used those talents to WOW our audience at the POWER Detroit Conference. She has the ability to translate her ideas into clear presentational formats that not only educate, but engage executives and show bottom line impact. I would recommend her to present at any forum geared toward guiding today's leading Fortune 500 executives."
"Erica delivered an excellent keynote at the StartingBloc NY'13 workshop, an annual gathering of 100+ young leaders in the social entrepreneurship. She inspired the audience by telling them about the novel idea of connectional intelligence and shared techniques to improve this skill. I was really impressed with her presentation and also with her skill in connecting with audience. I recommend Erica for all speaking opportunities."
"I've had the pleasure of not only attending one of Erica's workshops, but hosting her as a special guest on Levo League Office Hours, a live video chat with top leaders. Erica was fantastic -- offering the perfect combination of personal insight and tangible advice. Our members were engaged the entire time, and clamoring for more. I would highly recommend Erica for any type of speaking engagement, online or in-person."
"Erica was the keynote speaker at our 7th annual Women in Shared Services and Outsourcing event in NYC. She was excellent in all respects. Erica is a dynamic, thoughtful speaker. I would recommend her to any business with multi-generational work force."
"Erica Dhawan delivered a superior keynote at our annual Business of Social Media Women's Leadership Summit in New York. I could not have been happier with her work. Our attendees raved: 'Erica presented a provocative and compelling view of the impacts from and implications for use of social connectivity'; 'Great keynote speaker...vibrant and passionate!"
"Erica delivered a very inspiring, powerful and passionate presentation to our members. I strongly believe that people walked away from the keynote speech with specific action plans to accelerate their career and I would hire Erica again in a heartbeat! Thank you, Erica!!"