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How to think smarter


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Do you want to increase your cognitive complexity and augment your thinking? Here are 6 thinking patterns to help you think smarter!

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How to think smarter

  1. 1. By Coralie Sawruk How To THINK SMARTER
  2. 2. About the author Coralie Sawruk is a people person at heart who helps Leaders transform the way their people work together. She mentors ambitious talents who want to augment their human skills and lead their teams in dynamic ecosystems. I believe the ultimate competitive advantage is made of the right talents working hand in hand. Cheerfully. Coralie provides Strategic Business Transformation services across the globe. Click and Connect! @
  3. 3. Strategic Thinking "Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in" Napoleon
  4. 4. How to develop strategic thinking? Observe and seek trends Group and logically order your main points Embrace debate and invite challenge Ask the tough questions
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  6. 6. helps us to understand the pros and cons of every possible outcome and to value them according to the goal we want to achieve Source: Critical Thinking
  7. 7. What are the main critical thinking skills?  Connect ideas one to another Challenge assumptions Identify inconsistencies in reasoning Build and appraise arguments
  8. 8. Innovative Thinking is a form of thinking that goes beyond the obvious. It is imaginative, creative and it is different. Source:
  9. 9. The Global Innovation Management market is expected to grow  from $288.25 million in 2016 to nearly $2 billion by 2023 Source: Stratistics MRC
  10. 10. Simple ways to increase your innovative thinking Shift from “issue” to “missed opportunity” Be aware of bias and blind spots Work with Proof of Concepts Actively develop your creativity
  11. 11. Divergent Thinking is a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. Think “brainstorming”. Source: Wikipedia
  12. 12. Key questions for divergent thinking How would you describe it? What is known and unknown? What are the causes and effects? What different aspects you can think of? What suggestions would you make?
  13. 13. Convergent Thinking is deliberately putting diverse and disparate ideas and concepts together to create a new idea or concept, or to find the best solution to a problem. Source: Mark Schaefer
  14. 14. The 6 Thinking Hats (De Bono)
  15. 15. Intuitive Thinking "The only real valuable thing is intuition" Albert Einstein
  16. 16. Why use your intuition for decision making? You can make fast, effective decisions in complex situations Your decisions are more likely to align with your core values You gain access to deeper wisdom and intelligence You gain greater access to creative solutions
  17. 17. R E A D T H I S P O S T P A Y A V I S I T T O M Y W E B S I T E G E T I N T O U C H ! Go deeper... How To Promote Innovative Thinking? Embrace Risk Taking.
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