Intuitive Thinking

How to Lead Your Group to the Ultimate Potential

Groups are as individual as people. Two groups of thinkers can tackle the same problem and devise drastically different solutions. It’s the chemistry, or thinking combination, that determines how a group behaves collectively.

Leading to SuccessWhen in charge of a group, you might have the opportunity to decide who will comprise your team. If this is the case, you will no doubt try to choose individuals who demonstrate signs of empowered thinking – they know how to maximize their strengths and minimize weaknesses.

Don’t forget that there’s room for “Dr. Disaster” on any team. While he may bring a cloud of negativity, through strategic leadership, you can help him harness his foresight for failure to benefit the team. Read the rest of this entry »

The Power of Pursuasion Is In Understanding

CommunicateA keen understanding of each way of thinking (Inventive, Analytical, Pessimistic, Assertive, Intuitive, Altruistic, Optimistic, or Resolute) can arm you with the powers of pursuasion. As you learn to position your thoughts and ideas for each individual thinker, you will see your influence grow, not only within your relationships, but also within your teams and your community.

Alter Your Own Thinking

In some cases, you may find that your friend or loved on does not wish to hear how they could be more effective. Or, if your relationship is less intimate, like with that of your boss, it may not be appropriate to offer personal advice.

Your ability to identify the person’s thinking style remains an empowering exercise, even in these cases. With your ways of thinking insight, you can change your own thinking to enhance the relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Adapt Your Thinking for Successful Relationships

As you unlock your performance potential, the significance of your relationships will become more and more evident. You’ll soon find that effective thinking requires a nurturing environment of family members, colleagues, and friends.

Happy TeamSimilarly, success depends on your ability to influence those around you. The power of each thought is multiplied by your ability to share it with others. For successful relationships, you must adapt your thinking to the complexities of many.

You can best utilize the 8 Ways of Thinking (Inventive, Analytical, Pessimistic, Assertive, Intuitive, Altruistic, Optimistic, or Resolute) by first knowing yourself and applying the various perspectives. Once you have identified your own thinking patterns, you can take the next step – improving how you relate to those around you. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Keys to Achieve Peak Performance

Peak PerformanceReaching your performance potential is dependent upon your ability to embrace these ways of thinking (Inventive, Analytical, Pessimistic, Assertive, Intuitive, Altruistic, Optimistic, or Resolute) throughout the course of a day. As you become a more experienced, many-sided thinker, you will find your personal – or dominant – style naturally encompasses all 8 Ways of Thinking in every situation. The following are 4 keys to achieve peak performance.

Identify Common Weaknesses

There is no perfect human being. We all know people who delude themselves into thinking they are beyond fault. Then there are those who feel like they can never be good enough; they strive for perfection, which inevitably eludes them.

But it’s those who admit their faults with a sense of humor that are primed for success. These individuals are humbled by life and empowered by humility. They don’t think they know best; they know they can only do their best. Read the rest of this entry »

Achieve Success and Optimize Your Thinking

Countless philosophers have arrived at the same conclusion: success is a state of mind. How you view the world directly impacts your effectiveness in it. What you see is, in fact, what you get.

How you think is a choice. Minds can change, perspectives can shift, eyes can open. Think FastWith a thoughtful approach, you can enhance your mode of thinking to encompass all perspectives, or sides, of a story.

Stop To Think About Your Thinking

How many times have you caught yourself wondering where the time went? All of a sudden it’s another year! In the bustle of modern living, you might feel you must keep up with the pace dictated by society. When you accomplish something, you always set your sights on the next goal, then the next. When times are tough, you might focus on how to fix problems, not on why they happened – or the lessons that can be learned as a result.

Although we don’t emphasize these activities as a society, self-reflection and introspection are some of the most empowering ways we can spend our time. Read the rest of this entry »

Different Perspectives Can Lead To Greater Progress

Business Progress“In the perspective of every person lies a lens through which we may better understand ourselves,” – Ellen J Langer, Harvard Professor of Psychology

When under stress, can you evaluate a situation from multiple perspectives? If you are like most people, you default to only a few ways of thinking – maybe even less.

The more intense the pressure, the more likely we are to resort to fewer ways of thinking, which results in a limited perspective that can be debilitating and sometimes damaging. But with a multifacted world view, utilizing the 8 Ways of Thinking (Inventive, Analytical, Pessimistic, Assertive, Intuitive, Altruistic, Optimistic, and Resolute Thinking), you can unravel the stress and uncover new opportunities for progress. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Strengths and Weaknesses of the Intuitive Thinker

Intuitive ThinkingThe intuitive thinker is a seasoned decision-maker. Their ideas are emotion-based – they are keen observers, and drawing from experience, he can connect his current perceptions with lessons learned from the past. This makes them a significant member of a team.

But while this person can feel strongly about an idea, they often have trouble demonstrating the value of their idea to the team.

How To Work With the Intuitive Thinker

When you see a person struggling with this way of thinking, you can encourage them to validate their strong feelings through research and other investigative means. This process may not come naturally to the intuitive thinker, who is usually used to relying on instinct. Read the rest of this entry »

How Best To Utilize the Intuitive Thinker On Your Team

A wise leader will recognize the intuitive thinkers on his or her team. While you might not be able to put your finger on why, you might find that you trust certain team members more than others.

The intuitive thinker can read people – including you. Running Out Of TimeWhen giving direction to an intuitive thinker, you can usually be sure that this person understands your intentions and will carry out your vision.

While you may have a task that is not desirable, you might be in the best position because of the ability to observe and evaluate a situation through instinct to determine the best possible outcome of a situation.

When Time Is Running Out

There are times when simply there is no time. If ample time was available, then you might consider a different person that is better suited for the task. But when you need a quick thinker who is willing to take risks, turn to the intuitive thinker on your team.

However, there are times when a person dominated by Intuitive Thinking may introduce risks  you do not want in the equation – factual validation of the ideas may be necessary. In these cases, ask the intuitive thinker to research the plan, even if he feels adamantly that he is right – or pair him with someone who can do this. There’s no harm in being overly sure. Read the rest of this entry »