Inventive Thinking

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 »

How Do You Lead the Inventive Thinker?

InventorFirst, you will want to recognize when a team member is an inventive thinker. This person can be male or female, and stereotypes might limit you from seeing a team member’s true strengths.

You can usually pinpoint inventive thinkers by their willingness to offer ideas, to reinvent what might seem obvious, and to build upon the comments of others. You will notice there is a flexibility in their thinking, which leads them to solutions not considered by other members of your team. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Ways to Achieve Inventive Thinking

PaintingLooking for a sound solution requires using two types of thinking: logic and an imagination stretched to the outermost limits. The originality derived from Inventive Thinking can put the heart into a solution and move you to a higher peak of achievement.

Even beyond the workplace, Inventive Thinking can add an inspiring glimmer to each day. When you think like an inventive thinker, your life becomes a blank canvas where you can express your artistic side. Cooking dinner presents an occasion to experiment. A community meeting is a chance to offer new solutions to old problems.

As you can imagine, Inventive Thinking is a style you’ll want to master for your personal fulfillment as well as your job performance.

If you’re a person who questions your own creativity, then you have all the more opportunity to grow with this way of thinking. While the ability to approach a problem with originality requires a set of techniques that is more inherent in some people and less natural to others, the fact remains that every individual has the capacity for Inventive Thinking. Read the rest of this entry »