The NEXT IQ Model for Individuals is built using four zones to illustrate the progression out of our closest comfort zones into zones where we can be open to and receive multiple perspectives. We can then create personal insights based on the collective knowledge of many instead of the limited information of one or a few. The shift from viewing our own intelligence as an independent process to viewing it as an interdependent process is best understood when seen as a progression from our point of greatest comfort to the point of greatest openness. This shift begins with the CORE global mindset of intellectual courage to embark on the journey, intellectual openness to welcome the unexpected, intellectual reflection to see how the unexpected can be integrated into the expected, and intellectual empathy to know that others on the same journey may see the very same things and experience them differently.
An individual’s NEXT IQ is measured by the maturity of the individual’s global mindset and how he or she exercises deliberate intelligence to seek and include contrasting points of view from diverse perspectives in order to create innovative high-impact solutions. Let’s break that down, piece by piece.