The Power of Relationships: Helping You Harness It

Relationships matter. We all know that. But do we really know how to maximize our relationships in the workplace? I’d venture we could all use a little help in that regard. And that’s where Erica Dhawan excels.

Erica is a globally recognized expert who helps teach business leaders how to lead better and improve innovation with specific strategies and creative actions. If you’ve ever heard the term “Connectional Intelligence,” she’s part of the reason why. It’s a methodology to drive innovation by harnessing the value of networks and relationships. In short, she helps you understand and do your relationships better.

Connectional Intelligence consists of these capabilities:

      + Contextualization: the ability to gain a broader, peripheral perspective and use it as a catalyst
      + Community: the ability to bring together people
      + Combination: the ability to take different ideas, resources, or products and combine them to create something entirely new and generate a new way of thinking
      + Combustion: the ability to mobilize and curate diverse networks and resources in pursuit of a goal
      + Courageous conversation: the ability to begin charged difficult discussions and raise their awareness for greater good

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Erica brings with her some serious Wall Street experience. So, what is doing with us at SMW NYC and what will you learn? SShe’ll be leading a session at our new Campus with other thought leaders trying to reinvent the workplace and sharing their strategies. When almost everyone has at least the capacity to link up with people, power, ideas, information and faraway resources, how do we connect better, faster, more efficiently. It’s a deep look at the power of our relationships.

Join us — you won’t walk away thinking of your connections the same.

A Reason to Unplug

The Future of Now looks at the balance we all need in life, using tech to enhance our humanity and reconnect. And the holidays remind us of the need for this.

We’re thrilled to be hosting numerous sessions during SMW14 that are geared directly toward this. We have Erica Dhawan sharing on connectional intelligence. When almost everyone has at least the capacity to link up with people, power, ideas, information and faraway resources, how do we connect better, faster, more efficiently. It’s a deep look at the power of our relationships.

We also have Upworthy’s Eli Pariser sharing how you can encompasses using community to truly effect change with content. As the king of viral, he understands the distinct reasons we share and the revelations that has for us and our networks. We’re even getting a little granular during the week with a Masterclass that looks at how tech can help us combat the health and physical aspects of staring at a screen all day.

We know the week holds something for everyone. And we want you to be there with us, our creative partner MKG, and Nokia at Campus at Highline Stages.

Our 20% Early Bird Discount is still in effect (only until January 8th, though!). Plus, if you purchase on Tuesday, we’ll donate 20% of all our Pass sales to benefit Bpeace, an organization that helps entrepreneurs expand and scale their businesses to lead to stability and peace in post conflict countries.

This means you save $80 off your Insider Pass, give $80 to help entrepreneurs, and score a $50 gift card to BOND with your Insider Pass on Tuesday.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope to see you in February!