The Next Level of Intelligence for 21st Century Leaders

buzz from Michael C. Connelly, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning Xcel Energy

"The Next IQ explains why today's leaders must change the way they think about intelligence, leadership and inclusion in order to succeed in the 21st century. More importantly, the Next IQ illustrates how today's leaders can change, by providing practical examples and direction on inclusive intelligence that a leader can implement today. The Next IQ provides something most valuable and rare: actionable knowledge."

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From the pages...

Foreword by John W. Rowe

  The uncertainties, challenges, unanswerable questions and day to day difficulties of leadership pull us back into the comforts of where we feel safe even when the situation calls for something new.  That’s where Arin and The Next IQ come…Read more

Introduction

  This next generation of intelligence is about actively soliciting and then harnessing the power of diverse perspectives that may or may not be rooted in specific individual education, experience and/or expertise.  Product development experts may be the best experts…Read more

The Evolution of Leadership

  Leaders need intelligence in order to lead, and intelligence needs inclusion in order to be intelligent.  This is the core of the transition from the Retro IQ to The Next IQ.  This transition is foundational to surviving and thriving…Read more

The Next IQ Models for Individuals & Organizations

  In leading the development of The NEXT IQ in organizations, it is critical to not focus on tolerance of differences or even celebration of differences. Tolerance and celebration are vocabulary vestiges from the Retro IQ that treat diverse perspectives as something that…Read more

An Introduction to Unconscious Biases

  The statistical sketches profiled above illustrate how our unconscious biases manifest without our explicit permission or even knowledge.   When I’ve done assessments of workplaces and found very similar workplace and workforce patterns, I have rarely found conscious and deliberate efforts to select or promote…Read more