21st century teams must optimize their shared intelligence by creating superior connectivity between and among teammates. Top performance requires adding emotional intelligence to subject matter expertise, adding emotional maturity to ambition and drive, and developing the capacity to build broad and deep partnerships across functional areas. It requires expanded self-awareness, which includes knowing how others perceive you. It also involves the capacity to skillfully limit the influence of emotional immaturity and unproductive behaviors at all levels.
A leader who has achieved these personal characteristics drives results with a steady, dynamic, adaptive, and connected presence. With the power of that presence, they develop and retain top talent, and build an exceptional organization.