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 Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

bookcover  Get Big Things Done is a passionate look at a new wave of leaders. It’s full of inspiring stories about imaginative ways to forge meaningful connections and achieve audacious goals.”  – Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take 

Good leaders increasingly need to nurture new sources of expertise and ideas beyond what they know … to succeed and to be inspired. Get Big Things Done is just the guidebook for making the most use of your networks to spark change and meaning.”  – Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer, GE

“Erica and Saj-nicole have created an important resource for anyone trying to leverage the value of our world’s interconnectedness for tangible impact. I am particularly proud that as one of our Global Shapers, Erica is enlisting readers into communities of interests, purpose and finally impact. These are the most core principles of the World Economic Forum.”
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Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
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We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hyper-competitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence. Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability.

So, what is it? Put simply, 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 changing everything from business and sports to academics, health and politics by quickly, efficiently and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies and implement solutions to big problems. Get Big Things Done unlocks the secrets of how the world’s movers and shakers use Connectional Intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals–no matter how ambitious.

Reviews:

“The essence of creative inspiration is seeing something in a new way. This inspiring book shows us the incredible creative power we have when we connect outside ourselves in meaningful ways. What the authors call Connectional Intelligence will be at the heart of how we as individuals, teams, and companies create – solutions, value, trust, and loyalty – in the 21st century.”

– John Seifert, Chairman/CEO Ogilvy & Mather, North America

“As our interconnectedness grows, so does our collective responsibility to ask the hard questions. Get Big Things Done reminds us not only that our action and inaction can have enormous consequences, but that we have the tools we need to tackle the world’s biggest problems. It is both an inspiration and provocation to create the world we of which we dream. Buy this book for yourself and share with others who want to act now.”

– Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen

“Innovation in the Social Era happens when we connect people, ideas and things. Get Big Things Done spotlights the power each of us has to generate big value.”

– Nilofer Merchant, Author of 11 Rules of Creating Value In Social Era, Picked by Fast Company as Best Business Book of 2012

“Not only is Get Big Things Done rich in stories and brimming with motivation, it gives a practical framework to help business leaders and entrepreneurs leverage connectional intelligence to radically transform their organizations. I’ll be referencing this book for a long time.”

– Scott Gerber, CEO, Young Entrepreneur Council

“The future success of business requires recognizing the changing work landscape. While talent models have evolved over time, approaches that resonate with one segment of the employee population may fall flat with others. Get Big Things Done teaches us all how to connect across generations to achieve breakthrough results and grow into the future. Anyone in a leadership position today, or who aspires to be in one in the future, should read this book.”

– Jim Moffatt, Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP

“Connectional Intelligence is a timely and important concept to understand. In an ever-increasingly interconnected world, the opportunity to integrate knowledge to create innovative solutions has never been greater.”

– Jeff Rosenthal, Co-Founder, Summit