What People Are Saying

"Rooted in the latest neuroscience on the nature of collaboration, Collaborative Intelligence celebrates the power of working and thinking together, at the highest levels of business and politics and in the smallest aspects of our everyday lives. Markova and McArthur show us that our ability to collaborate is not only a measure intelligence, but essential to solving the world’s problems and seeing the possibilities in ourselves and others."

– Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive

"This inspiring book teaches you how to align your intention with the intention of others, and how, with shared strength and talent, you have every right to expect greatness and set the highest goals and expectations."

– Deepak Chopra, author of The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure

"Filled with essential questions, common sense answers, and illustrative stories to magnify one's intelligence by drawing on the intelligence of others. A manual for clarifying objectives, then realizing them."

– Dee Hock, Founder and CEO emeritus, Visa International

"To paraphrase Einstein, the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. This terrific book helps us attain a new level of thinking by teaching us how to think better together. It helps us learn how our differences in individual thinking, our intellectual diversity, can be turned into our strengths collectively through fostering real collaboration in thinking. Simultaneously filled with insight and application, Collaborative Intelligence is engaging, relevant and valuable. In an increasingly collaborative world, this is a remarkable book for our times!"

– Stephen M. R. Covey, The New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and co-author of Smart Trust

"It’s time to call an end to striving to be ‘the smartest guy in the room’ and instead invite everyone’s unique intelligence to the table. Collaborative Intelligence teaches you how to recognize the unique ways that you think and how to recognize how others think, with the goal of reducing conflict, increasing productivity, creativity, innovation, and maybe even joy! This is a breakthrough book."

­­– Jacki Zehner, Chief Engagement Officer, Women Moving Millions

"Building collaborative intelligence by putting the concepts in this book into action with my executive team was one of the most critical variables to our success."

– Jeff Dunn, CEO, Bolthouse Farms

"Everyone talks about collaboration today, but the rhetoric typically outweighs the reality. Collaborative Intelligence offers tangible tools for those serious about becoming ‘system leaders’ who can close the gap and make collaboration real."

- Peter M. Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline

"The methods in this eye-opening book have taught me how to locate my strengths and access the traits where potential lies dormant. As a result, I have learned to harness my potency to become more productive and effective—and I’m able to inspire others in a way I could only dream of a few short years ago."

– Suzy Amis Cameron, Co-founder Muse Schools, environmental advocate

"I have worked with Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur for several years, focused on achieving better results through intellectual diversity. It has worked well, especially as we needed to think differently about our future business. This approach has allowed us to build a team with complementary skills…and it has encouraged a more candid debate and collaborative behavior within the team. The “team” becomes the hero…not individuals."

– Al Carey, CEO, PepsiCo Americas Beverages

"Whether you are working in a corporate setting or a small business – whether you are trying to understand your spouse or child better – this book will enlighten your way to understanding your different talents and modes of thinking therefore giving you the tools to move toward higher forms of collaboration. The work of Markova and McArthur will take you beyond mere “teamwork” and “cooperation.” It gives you a firm footing of the skill of collaboration. They make a powerful argument that we are moving from a “market-share” economy (that values things and products) into a more collaborative ”mind-share” economy. This “mind-share” economy values ideas and creativity which is sorely needed in these threshold times.

The collaboration between Markova and McArthur sparkles with treasures. I highly recommend this book."

– Justine Willis Toms, Co-founder/Executive Director/Host, New Dimensions Radio

Our good friend Dawna Markova has recently co-written a marvelous book entitled Collaborative Intelligence that we strongly encourage anyone who currently works, lives, or exists on the planet with other human beings, to read. Collaborative Intelligence or CQ, is a measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to everyone’s common interest. Although the book is geared primarily to the world of business and the marketplace, the points that it makes and vividly illuminates apply to all relationships and all walks of life. Markova reminds us that we are inherently social beings who are inclined through our essential nature to being interactive and interdependent. Co-collaboration is a means through which we can maximize our potential to be optimally effective in that process.
Don’t miss this one!

– Linda Bloom, renowned author and relationship therapist