Connectional Intelligence unlocks the 21st century secret to getting “big things done,” regardless of who you are, where you live, your education, or what you do.
Success and leadership are typically associated with smarts, passion and luck. The facts reveal that today, that’s not enough. Get Big Things Done argues that, the game changer in our hyper-connected world is Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential and drive breakthrough performance by developing their connectional intelligence.
“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
“Get Big Things Done is the rare book that shows us how to understand and harness the tremendous value of today’s connected world and how leaders must put this to work in both strategy and execution. It’s part map, and part inspiration for unlocking the extraordinary potential of our ecosystems and succeeding in our most important endeavors.
- Johan Aurik: Managing Partner and Chairman, A.T. Kearney
“Understanding the power that comes through connecting and combining each of our talents and gifts with others in this world will be one of our most powerful assets in making the world a better place. Get Big Things Done shows us not just the why but the how.”
- Helene Gayle, M.D., MP.H, President and CEO, CARE
Other Books by Saj-nicole Joni
Inspired by her work as a CEO advisor, Saj-nicole has written two books — The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value (co-authored with Damon Beyer; HarperBusiness) and The Third Opinion: How Successful Leaders Use Outside Insight to Create Superior Results. Saj-nicole shares wisdom gleaned from her long-established ‘third opinion’ practice.
The Right Fight By Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer
The Right Fight, the new management guide from noted business strategists Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer, turns management thinking on its head and shows why, in the fast-moving, hyper-competitive marketplaces of the 21st century, leaders need to both foster alignment and orchestrate thoughtful controversy in their organizations to get the best out of them. The authors’ groundbreaking research—including examples as diverse as Unilever, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Dell, the Clinton Administration, and the Houston Independent School System—shows that happy workers can become bored or complacent and thus less productive than workers who are subjected to a little properly managed tension. Readers of Good to Great and Winning, as well as the Harvard Business Review and Strategy + Business, will find much to ponder in The Right Fight.
The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value
Hardcover – February 2, 2010 - by Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer
The Third Opinion by Saj-nicole Joni
The subject of Saj-nicole’s first book, The Third Opinion: How Successful Leaders Use Outside Insight to Create Superior Results, this talk looks at how leaders at all levels develop their network of advice and counsel — in order to challenge and sustain their life-long leadership potential. Developing wide perspective, seeking unfettered exploration and unvarnished truth is essential when the leadership stakes are high. Saj-nicole shows how leaders through history have sought ‘third opinions’ from outside counselors, balancing the need for inside knowledge with outside perspective. She helps audiences think about how to systematically create their own strategic insight networks, and how to enable those they mentor to do the same.
The Third Opinion: How Successful Leaders Use Outside Insight to Create Superior Results