Reasoning versus Intuition

Many people regard Reasoning the opposite of Intuition. Reasoning is rational thinking using logic, while Intuition is unconscious, a paranormal gift, a magical awareness not accessible for normal humans, or a connectivity to an all knowing esoteric field. However, psychologists have proposed a dual-process theoryof the mind. The output of “thinking” could be the result... Continue Reading →

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Multi-focal thinking

Multi-focal lenses help you to see at different distances and depths. Like the eyes that have to accommodate in order to see at different distances and depths, thinking has to be focused to foreground and background phenomena   A very useful to multi-focal diagnose problems in a complex organization is the System Thinking Iceberg. The... Continue Reading →

Black-and-White Background

How does black-and-white background influence our thinking? Thinking is never neutral. Focusing our attention on different aspect is often more difficult than we imagine. Many “little” things can affect our thinking. A recent study suggests that if we see something on a black-white background it is harder for us to consider grey areas when we... Continue Reading →

Innovations – hype, a mantra, or fashion

A mystery What is innovation? Is it an improvement, a further development of the product? Is it an extra button? A new colour?  Or something impossible? To encourage innovative thinking we need to inspire action and at least in some cases, swim against the tide. The pitfall that many for us step into when trying... Continue Reading →

Jumping to Thinking is a Waste of Time

Some of us start thinking about something just out of the blue. Thinking is similar to walking out of the door for a Sunday morning walk, without a plan or a destination. We are happy with what comes along, and sometimes we call it an insight or a conclusion. In my experience, thinking could be... Continue Reading →

Innovation – Selecting Solutions

Why should you avoid selecting the "best" idea? Below is an extract from Jeffrey Baumgartner's Report 103, which he has kindly given us permission to reprint. Jeffrey's website is filled with inspiring articles about how to be creative and make your business more innovative. In the article below, he writes about ways to select a solution and... Continue Reading →

Dialectical Thinking or Kick Box Thinking

Dialectical Thinking is a common way of resolving arguments in company meetings, families, scientific discussions and political debates. It is suggested that dialectical thought enable individuals  to tackle complicated issues once they acquire the capacity, to coordinate the characteristic contrasting and contradictory thoughts. Often the process unfolds in a fixed pattern. A person or a... Continue Reading →

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