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

“Reconcilable Differences offers an inspiring way to bridge differences with someone you care about. It will help you identify and improve your relational intelligence and become a better communicator in the process.”

–Deepak Chopra, co-author of You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters

“Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur offer an extremely insightful road map to navigating the diverse ways each of us approaches making ourselves understood, as well as the way we tend to hear others. The insights and strategies herein are simple and elegant. The advice is as invaluable for success at work as it is for success in life.”

–Peter Sims, founder and CEO, Parliament, Inc., and author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

“True communication begins with understanding yourself and the way you are being understood. This book is a powerful guide to self-analysis and bridge-building.”

–Suzy Amis Cameron, co-founder, The Muse School

“What a tremendous contribution! Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur lay out a compelling and practical path for helping us understand and discover how to grow our relational intelligence. The outcome is that we learn not only how to reconcile our differences but also how–and why–we might thrive because of them. I highly recommend this wonderful book.”

–Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything