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The Thinking Effect: Rethinking Thinking to Create Great Leaders and the New Value Worker

Book Description

In a changing world, what makes the difference between struggling to keep up or being ready and able to navigate whatever comes along? The answer is quite simple: the modern world requires the core thinking abilities of critical, creative and systems thinking. However, despite the increasing need for refined, multifaceted thinking most people are still getting by on the what to think approach of reciting facts, abiding by the status quo and following protocol.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Preface
  4. Introduction
  5. PART I: What to Think versus How to Think
    1. Why Do We Focus on What to Think?
      1. Deeply Rooted History
    2. Why We Need to Focus on How to Think
      1. Complexity
      2. Complexity: A Case Study
      3. Derailers
    3. Value Workers
    4. What and How
      1. Patterns of Thought
      2. Underlying System
      3. A New Technology for a New Way of Thinking
      4. Real Change
    5. Coming Full Circle
  6. PART II: Rethinking Thinking
    1. Core Abilities
      1. Critical Thinking
      2. Creative Thinking
      3. Systems Thinking
    2. Modeling Complexity
      1. Responsive Modeling As a Tool
    3. Redefining Value
      1. Decision Making
      2. Problem Solving
      3. Collaboration
    4. Case Study
  7. PART III: Rethinking Learning
    1. Neural Pathways
    2. How We Learn
    3. Neural Coding System
      1. Self-Generated Insights
      2. Create Optimal Tension
      3. Engage Mental Models
      4. Activate Core Abilities
      5. Surface Limiting Beliefs
      6. Collaborate, Don’t Just Communicate
    4. Convergence of Technology and Methodologies
      1. Generating Insight by Immersion
    5. The Other Part of Our Journey
  8. PART IV: Beyond Training
    1. Core Thinking Practices
      1. Awareness
      2. Common Language and Patterns
      3. Guideposts
      4. Asking Good Questions
    2. The Thinking Effect
      1. Creating Great Leaders and Value Workers
    3. Call to Action
  9. APPENDIX: Common Types of Simulations
    1. Common Simulation Engines
    2. Thinking Energy
    3. The Future of Learning
      1. Crowdsourcing Simulations
      2. Intelligent Systems—Smart Models
      3. Real-Time, Real-World Input
      4. Business-to-Business Simulations
      5. Mobile Decision Support
      6. Intelligent Agents
  10. Glossary
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    3. C
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    5. E
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  11. Bibliography
  12. Index
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    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
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    10. J
    11. K
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    15. O
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    17. Q
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    23. W