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Clear Thinking

What is Thinking Intelligence®?


How do you know?

You may only find out when things go wrong

Everyone thinks they're a clear thinker.

And most people think that they're in the top 20% of driving skills!

These are both self-delusions (a common Thinking Trap).
You can never be certain that you or your team are thinking clearly at any moment. Costly thinking errors may only emerge in hindsight, after the damage has been done. The media is full of examples, every single day.

The Good news is that thinking can be 98% quality-assured.

Flexible, agile, clear thinking skills can be learnt. You can vastly improve your chances of thinking clearly - and avoiding thinking mistakes - by developing Whole-Brained Thinking Intelligence on our Training Courses and Applications Workshops.

Contact us to ask for our White Paper on "Why Strategies, Plans, Projects, Decisions, etc go wrong - 10 root causes of costly thinking errors"

♦ Definition of Thinking Intelligence®
♦ How we should think - applied Whole-Brained Thinking
Structure your thinking - work out a Business Thinking Process 
And watch out for those dangerous, unconscious Thinking Traps

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Thinking Intelligence®

 is applying your whole brain to ensure Clear Thinking.

It is thinking with greater awareness, structure, control, flexibility, agility, focus, and clarity.


Thinking Intelligence is the learned skill of:

♦ being aware of how you (and others) are thinking, and how you should be thinking, at any point

♦ breaking down any Thinking Challenge into a clear, logical Thinking Process, then thinking in the right ways (engaging the right Thinking Styles) at each stage

♦ deliberately checking for dozens of unconscious Thinking Traps such as several types of bias, groupthink, etc. a veritable minefield of costly irrationality.

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How you should think

... apply Whole-Brained Thinking to your Thinking Challenges 

Whole-Brained Thinking – the four-quartiles model

Everyone knows the Left-Brain Right-Brain model. The Four-Quartiles model represents more accurately the four core types of 'ways of thinking' (Thinking Styles): Visionary, Reasoning, Task, and People Thinking.

Every individual has their own preferred 'ways of thinking'. You might be able to recognise your own preferred Thinking Styles. Are you Left-Brained or Right-Brained; Thinker or Doer?

Spread across the four quartiles are a number of more specific Thinking Styles that should be engaged for particular Thinking Challenges. Some are polar-opposite Styles, eg Business Thinking and Customer Thinking.

Even experienced leaders and teams can make costly mistakes if they don't flex their brains and focus their minds on the right Thinking Style as the situation requires. , Flexible, agile ... but structured, focused, controlled, thinking.

Brexit is a classic case demonstrating what can go wrong when all sorts of people think in the wrong way.

Our unique Thinking Intelligence® Training courses provide in-depth understanding and applications of Whole-Brained Thinking and when to apply these specific Thinking Styles.

 Structure your thinking when dealing with complex Thinking Challenges

... and make sure you think in the right ways at each stage


Do you want to devise a strategy or project plan, make a decision, solve a problem, plan a change, create and plan new ideas?

Every Thinking Challenge will be different and a key aspect of Thinking Intelligence is being able to work out a Thinking Process to match that Challenge. A Thinking route map. But it is essential to think in the right ways at key points on the route. Structured thinking.

Our Thinking Intelligence® Training and Applications Workshops provide guidance and practice on how to break down any Thinking Challenge into a particular Thinking Process and work out which Thinking Styles you need to focus on at each step on the route.

But watch out for those unconscious Thinking Traps


A Thinking Trap is a mindset that deflects rational thought without you being aware. There are literally dozens of them to watch out for.

Human decision-making and judgement can be hugely influenced by unconscious bias, prejudice, fallacies, etc. GroupThink is a hazard at all levels of seniority in groups or teams. But you're not aware it's happening at the time.

A bias is an unconscious preference to think, and behave, in a particular way. There are numerous types of bias but just one type can seriously impact decision-making right across your entire organisation, without anyone being aware.

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See The benefits of Thinking Intelligence®

See How we discovered the Need for Thinking Intelligence®, our research, and Classic Cases in Unclear Thinking

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