Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 10

In Part 10 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at PLACE! All of us have it in our DNA to belong, so it’s vital that we feel comfortable and apart of all the places we find ourselves in, work, home, etc. Component Ten – Place Principle “Creating a physical environment that says back to people, ‘You …

(Part 2) Developing Strategic Capability and Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom “The ability to take the right actions at the right time and for the right reasons.” To adequately deal with situations that involve human interaction, character is needed.  Aristotle called the character traits that deals most effectively with this interaction practical wisdom.  People with practical wisdom have the moral will to do the right thing and the moral …

(Part 1) Developing Strategic Capability and Practical Wisdom

We now understand what the term strategy means to our business and team, but how do you go about developing the management tools to help you create the right strategy? In the next few weeks we will look at developing management’s strategic capability and practical wisdom. Strategic Capability It is said that strategic capability is the “ability to imagine plausible …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 9

In Part 9 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at INCISIVE QUESTIONS! Everything human beings do is driven by assumptions. We need to become aware of them, and by asking Incisive Questions, we need to replace the untrue limiting questions with true, liberating ones. The building of Incisive Questions is at the very heart of generating …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 8

In Part 8 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at DIVERSITY! In order to have a truly equal environment we have to take note and accommodate each other’s diversity with the same respect we allow our own. Component Eight – Diversity Principle “Welcoming diverse group identities and diversity of thinking.” Definition “The greater the diversity of …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 7

In Part 7 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at INFORMATION! Information is currency, everybody knows we live in the information age and that information means advantage and power to the owner. Even in our smaller worlds how we obtain and use our information is crucial to our wellbeing and success and those of our staff …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 6

In Part 6 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at FEELINGS! I’m sure you will agree with me that feelings are a vital part of our own well-being and driving force behind how we see and react to to one another and the world. Component Six – Feelings Principle “Unexpressed feelings can inhibit good thinking.” Definition …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 5

In Part 5 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at ENCOURAGEMENT! Looking at the image below I’m reminded of the unwavering courage I experienced as a child when one of my parents were there to support and encourage me. It’s the same in our professional world, we need to be encouraged and to encourage our colleagues to excel. …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 4

Everybody knows a little appreciation goes a long way. In part 4 of the Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” I delve a little deeper into how we can apply this principle to our business environment for the best results. “Clients do not come 1st. Employees come 1st. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 3

In part 3 of my overview of the Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” I look at the 3rd component EASE! This is a very important component because our presence and state of mind in the moment has a direct impact on the perception and response of the person or group we are communicating with. Component Three – Ease Principle “Offering …