emotional intelligence that empowers, engages, involves and motivates leadershipand employees to excellence.Alternative SolutionsCompany policies implementation should be clear as to whether they support,motivate and empower employees. Since the objective for Gene One is to ensuretheir new growth objectives are met empowering executive leadership is of paramount importance. "Leadership is Communication" as executives from theContainer Store espoused to Fortune magazine(1.) Communicating to leadership and subordinates, actually all stakeholders, wherethey are going, what is going to happen when they arrive, how can they each cancontribute and clearly stating the benefit for the contribution(2.) Inspiring emotionally mature management, to become people who listen toideas and respect the feelings of others unconditionally, people who have andmaintain a clear company vision, who create an environment of trust andaccountability and who communicate and encourage people to align with thecompany culture and goals.(3.) Creating a culture of connected commitment, commitments root meaning is toconnect. Gene One can connect by creating a nurturing and rewarding teamenvironment which focuses on individual input from each member and appropriaterewards for individual and group innovations that propel the company as a whole. Atype of "Knowledge Network" such as the type formed by IBM (Global Services) acollaborative community that seeks to empower workers at every level of companyoperation, using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self- management, andrelational management, the "Knowledge Network effectively communicates IBM'sorganizational commitment throughout the company. This network model is nowconsidered a best practices example and is widely copied by several Fortune 500companies. IBM chose the innovative approach of the "Knowledge Network" tomotivate, communicate, inspire and retain their people. The benefit to Gene One inadopting this model and tailoring it to suit their needs, is that the "Network " hasalready proven and established the building of community and 360 degree shift intheir organizational culture, style of leadership, effectively establishing andcreatively engaging that community through active employee participation andcommunication at all levels eliciting and enrolling employee commitment throughprinciples which foster trust, goodwill and ethical practices, inviting ownership,pride of accomplishment ,camaraderie and the willingness for change to take placewithout fear of the unknown being the topic heard through the grapevine. Insteadthe walls resoundedly echo with the question of where are we going now? withexcitement and wonder.