As a Team Member

Inventive Thinking: Break Your Mind’s Mold

Ivan the Inventor“Creative thinking is today’s most prized, profit-producing possession for any individual, corporation, or country. It has the capacity to change you, your business, and the world.” – Robert P. Crawford, Expert in Creative Technique

While certain individuals have been deemed “creative” by society, in reality, everyone has the natural potential for Inventive Thinking. When you couple a willingness to embrace your creativity with your other inherent strengths, innovative ground can be covered.

You may be surprised to learn that the lifeblood of successful inventive thinkers is their flexibility. They’re able to look beyond the apparent limits and see where they have room to maneuver in order to uncover new ideas and opportunities.


As a Thinker

Can you transcend the limits of your thinking to reach new heights?

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Optimize Your Thinking…In the News!

Business Leaders can optimize the performance of their teams and results of their efforts when they read the newly revised edition of the classic book,Optimize Your Thinking®, which is being published today. Below are just a handful of the hundreds of media outlets that picked up the story. Click on any of the images below for all the details  and be sure to download your two FREE chapters today!



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Optimistic Thinking: Lighten Your Load

Susie Sunshine“I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.” – Harold Wilson, Former British Prime Minister

You have heard it before – Optimistic Thinking leads to improved health and success. But what you may not know is that Optimistic Thinking requires more than a blind faith in the future. This healthy outlook balances realistic thinking with genuine hope. Most of all, the optimistic thinker possesses a willingness to focus on the positive in a negative-obsessed world. It’s a complex way of thinking that rests on solid inner assurance.

When you work to overcome the popular tendency to undervalue the good and emphasize the bad, you’ll see your effectiveness skyrocket in all aspects of living.


As a Thinker…

Are you able to use Optimistic Thinking to effect positive change in your life?

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Altruistic Thinking: Look Outside Yourself

Nurse Nancy“Giving is true having.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Preacher

In situations of stress, especially in work environments, it’s easy to become focused on your own feelings and challenges. Self-preoccupation is human nature and necessary in many cases. But while you tackle the difficulties of your day, why not also help someone else with his or her own problems? A willingness to give signifies an evolved way of thinking – and living.

The Altruistic Thinking style is characterized by a concern for others and a deep value for relationships. This thinker naturally comforts an individual, creates cohesiveness among the team, and leads with passion and understanding. The altruistic thinker may occasionally become bogged down by other people’s issues, but she finds fulfillment by working through them.


As a Thinker…

Are you able to look beyond your own troubles to help friends, family, and co-workers around you — even when you’re stressed?

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Introduce Yourself to a New Thinking Style and Optimize Your Potential Today!

optimize-your-thinking-introBased on the renowned seminar series, Optimize Your Thinking® is Jennifer Whitt’s signature portable course. This innovative learning experience tackles the most complex element of  working in any environment – the human element.

Through revealing self-assessments, you’ll examine your effectiveness as a thinker, team member, and leader while learning to adjust your approach for each personality and situation you encounter. Along the way, you’ll meet 8 colorful characters who embody the 8 Ways of Thinking®.

This powerful paradigm is taught in seminars around the US – now unlock your performance potential while on the go!

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Analytical Thinking: Let Reason Rule

Donna the Detective“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – Somerset Mougham, Novelist

You know the analytical thinkers in a room – they don’t hesitate to ask questions or challenge the expert. With a style that resembles an FBI profiler, these thinkers tackle a problem head on, and they’re careful to never assume anything. All facts are checked, all stones are turned.

After verifying the facts, the analytical thinkers can apply the faculty of logic to dissect a problem into individual parts. They then “paste these analyses together with a logical glue” to construct a sound solution.


As a Thinker…

Do you know how to dissect a problem and reconstruct it with logic?

As a Team Member…

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Intuitive Thinking: Feel Your Way Forward

I've-Got-a-Hunch Harry“Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.” – Robert Heller, Businessman

Women’s Intuition is often hailed, but both men and women possess an inner faculty that allows them to intuit solutions to a problem. When making important decisions, working with team members, and leading a group of people, a “sixth sense” can help you navigate through the gray areas – those times when there’s no clear answer.

While everyone can exercise their intuition, many people are afraid to use it; some will even deliberately do the opposite of what they feel. How do you use the intuition you’ve got? With the little practice, that knowing voice can grow louder. And with a little trust in yourself, you can learn when and how to listen to it.


As a Thinker…

Are you comfortable following your gut, and does it lead you to where you need to be?

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Resolute Thinking: Make it Happen!

Fireman Fred“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” – Horace Mann, American Educator

There’s a time for contemplation and a time for action. The resolute thinker attacks a problem with authority and gusto – never wasting a moment on indecisiveness. He’s a quick thinker you want on your team, especially during times of crisis. He pinpoints the center of a problem and faces it head on.


As a Thinker

Can you think on your feet during a crisis?

As a Team Member…

How do you work with a resolute thinker who’s in crisis mode?

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Assertive Thinking: Get Your Groove On

Stir It Up Stacy“Success is 99 percent failure.” – Soichiro Honda, Founder, Honda Motor Corporation

If there is a radical thinking style, Assertive Thinking is it. With raw ambition and individual flair, the assertive thinker will often take over a project – for better or worse. Through sheer will, this thinker can move mountains, but she sometimes causes an earthquake in the process.

However, it’s the courage to try that makes the assertive thinker exceptional. Consequence is secondary to possibility. A problem is often an opportunity to shine.


As a Multifaceted Thinker…

You’ll want to strive for a tame version of this untamed style.

As a Thinker…

Are you resourceful when presented with a challenge – can you find the courage to take calculated risks?

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Pessimistic Thinking: See the Upside of the Downside

Dr. Disaster“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” – George F. Will, Columnist & Author

Studies have shown that Pessimistic Thinking can be a detriment to your health, a symptom of depression, a disadvantage in the popularity contest, or even a precursor to failure. In 2002, a study published by scientists at the Mayo Clinic showed that people who expect misfortune don’t live as long as those with a more optimistic way of thinking. In a 2004 study, Dutch scientists discovered that self-described pessimists often had higher rates of cardiovascular death than optimists. So as you can see, the outlook for pessimistic thinkers is not so optimistic.

Understandably, you may ask why Pessimistic Thinking is even targeted as a way of thinking. This valid question has a complex answer. It may help you to consider that Pessimistic Thinking is also a form of “realistic” thinking. When making an important decision, a rose-colored, optimistic view can blind you to obvious problems. A dose of reality from the pessimistic thinker can save you and those working with you from preventable failure by revealing areas of risk you might not otherwise see.

Secondly, you will inevitably work with a pessimistic thinker. Learning to appreciate this person’s input will broaden your understanding and patience for this thinking style. And, finally, at some point you might lead a person or a team that’s focused on the downside – and possibly weakened because of it.


As a Thinker…

Can you effectively weigh risks and pinpoint trouble spots before they happen?

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