I have always been a big believer in IQ (Intelligence Meter) and EQ (emotional intelligence), and as I got older I realized I needed a bridge between the two, and therefore have called this CQ. C stands for Communication, Connective, Collaborative or Creative Intelligence.
© Clare Munn
It’s one thing having emotional intelligence as it allows one to feel, be intuitive and aware, and it’s another to have intellectual curiosity and intellectual capital.
However, neither necessarily mean you have the ability to communicate your intuition/feelings or your intellect effectively. And if you aren’t effective in the communication around either EQ or IQ there is is no outcome for sustainable connection or collaboration.
I believe social media allows us to have all 3: IQ, CQ and EQ. A circular, dynamic, mobile and participatory conversation with the ability to interconnect with other conversations through push and pull abilities. Therefore creating relevant and timely communication. The allure is that every individual or is rated based on how intertwined and developed our network is. Twitter followers, Facebook friends, blog trackbacks, email lists…and so forth.
Yes – it’s truly a delight to see this level of camaraderie on the web. It is as if the power of cities like New York, or London, is accessible by our keyboards. And that is where I believe our CQ comes in.
Without a meaningful level of communication savvy we would not be able to use social media effectively. It occurs too fast and connects too many people and ideas. We must all adapt to to this web of influence. It is a wonderful time to be alive and experience these changes.
Yes, I like CQ. Do you? I am in the midst of writing a book on this subject, if you’d like to comment, the best comments/thoughts will be included in the book with your permission and name reference.