How to Be a Brilliant Thinker Exercise Your Mind and Find Creative Solutions

ISBN-10: 0749455063

ISBN-13: 9780749455064

Edition: 2010

Authors: Paul Sloane

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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Paul Sloane is an experienced speaker, course leader and facilitator as well as a leading author of lateral thinking puzzles. He speaks and gives workshops on innovation and creative thinking to corporations around the world. He has written The Leaders Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills and The Innovative Leader, both published by Kogan Page.

The need for different thinking
Consider the opposite
Confront assumptions
Analyse problems
The path to the ideal
Why, Why?
Six serving men
Lotus blossom
Ask questions
Think in combinations
Parallel thinking
think creatively
Think laterally
Think what no one else thinks
Evaluate ideas
Selection criteria
Group evaluation methods
Make difficult decision
Pair rankings
Develop your verbal thinking
GEt a good dictionary and thesaurus
Capture new words
Write, rewrite and edit
Play with words
Listen to yourself
Take the verbal intelligence questionnaire
Think mathematically
Get to grips with probability
Think visually
Questionnaire on visual thinking
answers to the questions
Develop your emotional intelligence
social awareness
Relationship management
Be a brilliant conversationalist
Ask questions
Give compliments
Use names
Keep up to date on topical issues
Be humorous
Speak clearly
Enjoy it
Win arguments
Dos, don'ts and sneaky tactics
Slow down your life
Delay some decisions
Allocate time for reflection
Maximize your memory
Memory pegging techniques
The virtual journey
Remembering numbers
Remembering names
Experiment, fail and learn
Questionnarie on learning from mistakes
Tell stories
Think humorously
Think positively
Set goals
Priortize and focus
Handling your to-do list
Turn thinking into action
Why procrastination is dangerous
Ask yourself' Why am I stuck?
It is all right not to know
Don't wait for perfection
Phone a friend
Remind yourself of the benefits
Do something-get into motion
Set goals
Share your goals and actions
Pause, don't stop
Mentally rehearse and then act
Take the procrastination questionnaire
Common thinking errors
The Availability error
Mistaking the cause
The gambler'ls fallacy
The confirmation bias
Clustering illusion
Cognitive biases
Boost your brain
Games for brilliant thinkers
Summary-a checklist for the brilliant thinker
References and further reading
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