Classic Examples of Clear or Unclear Thinking by top management teams to help your teams develop Thinking Flexibility, Agility, Control, Focus, and Clarity, to maximise performance and avoid costly thinking errors.
Donald Trump is in the news every single day, and Theresa May is close behind. These news stories provide good clues into these leaders’ preferred Leadership Styles and Thinking Styles.
But the stories also demonstrate yet again how even highly able and experienced people can make simple, avoidable Thinking Errors due to failing to think in the right ways at critical stages. read more
There have been so many big stories lately about rational thinking upsets that we decided to make a short list of cases to highlight the difficulties even experts have in thinking clearly.
We will be delving more deeply into these case studies later but here is our current “What were they thinking?” short-list: Read more
Success comes from the mind, the way you think
We spent 16 days travelling around the south of China to get an overview of the country and see how the West could learn from this dynamic economic success story.
We looked for the drivers of this successful growth and realised that a major factor is the way the Chinese people think. Read more
The great Productivity puzzle
Despite the economy recovering since the financial crisis, Britain’s productivity (output per head per hour) has remained static.
At team level, there are many generic factors that affect any team’s performance, and in turn, team productivity.
We examine the impacts of Team Leadership, Engagement, ... . ... Lessons valuable to all organisations, all leaders. But we begin by explaining the concept of a Team. Read more.
These examples of good and poor leadership illustrate basic principles that apply to any organisation.
We examine the impact of Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration, Vision, Teamwork, Talent Management, Brand Value, and Business Thinking. Lessons valuable to all organisations. read more
Air travel safety: something else to worry about - suicidal pilots
This is a story about Risk Thinking:... We examine the faults in the last rethink, and look at possible Thinking Intelligence solutions aimed at winning back passenger trust. read more
Three related examples of poor Concept Thinking ... thinking about, understanding, and developing concepts - fundamental to all learning, understanding, and communication.... read more.
Agile Thinking has two meanings - one is a method of designing and planning new projects, the other is the ability and readiness to flex your way of thinking across a range of Thinking Styles as quickly as the situation requires.
We examine two examples of the second definition - the costly lack of Agile Thinking; deadly rigid thinking. read more
Saudi Arabia made the momentous strategic decision to stop its practice of being the world's oil price controller ...
The frightening consequences of the strategic decision to scrap Britain’s fleet of maritime patrol aircraft, Nimrod, have suddenly risen to the surface.
Via a SWOT analysis, we explore the Strategic Thinking and Consequence Thinking behind each decision to see what lessons can be learnt for all leaders. read more
We tested the effectiveness and Customer Focus of the customer feedback systems .... results showed alarming variations and explain why some organisations struggle to keep up with shifting customer behaviours or have no idea why their sales are falling. read more
Despite the National Audit Office producing about 60 Value for Money reports every year, how do so many Government projects go wrong? read more
"Risk and Safety - how people and organisations have difficulty thinking clearly about these two key issues" July 2014
MH17 being shot out of the skies shocked the world .... Driverless cars, tax-avoidance schemes unravelling, What is Risk exactly? What does Safe mean? read more
... the need to find the right balance between Thinking and Feeling. read more
We examine the clarity of thinking and range of opinions on Defining the Problem, Analysing the Causes, and Creating ideas for Solutions in the multi-stage Problem-Solving Process. ... read more
This story also shows that people who flex their ways of thinking are likely to be more successful. read more
Angela Ahrendts developed a whole-brained culture at Burberry which contributed to the company’s outstanding business performance. Shares have risen an amazing 600% in the last five years. read more
We challenged visitors to take a one-minute test in Clear Thinking at an exhibition at London’s Olympia ... only two of more than 100 provided clear answers to simple questions ... read more
What is Design? Who can explain this key, but vague, concept? November 2011
Design is a word everybody uses, yet few people - even design ‘experts’ - can define... read more
Learning concepts in maths, science, English. What Asian ‘tigers’ good at ... read more
Playing chess, especially solving problems, improves thinking skills. . ... read more
Balanced Boards ... read more
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