In modern business today, it is impossible to achieve success without having to depend or rely on someone else. Programmes are large scale, high risk and carried out over different site locations, countries, using a network of influencers and deliverers. Yes, the ability to process information quickly and coherently is needed, but assuming an adequate level of intelligence, the differentiator is the ability to form lasting relationships and develop trust, quickly and authentically. 

Here's a great infographic reflecting recent research into how to be successful today: