Erica Dhawan

Business Strategist and Innovation Expert

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Business strategist and innovation expert Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on connectional intelligence—the ability to deliver breakthrough performance by harnessing the power of relationships and networks. In her book, Get Big Things Done, she argues that developing connectional intelligence is crucial to the success of 21st century innovators and to anyone who wants to thrive in today’s hypercompetitive world. Dhawan is the founder and CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that helps individuals and companies accelerate high-value collaboration across teams, business units, and customers. She has been named by Thinkers50 as “The Oprah of Management Ideas” and featured as one of the emerging management thinkers most likely to shape the future of business. Dhawan is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Aspen Institute Socrates Society, TEDx fellows, and World Economic Forum Global Shapers. She is also the host of the award-winning podcast Masters of Leadership and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewForbesFast Company, and the Huffington Post.