Innovation is the life-blood of organisational survival. We need the big break-throughs and we need the small brilliant solutions to day to day problems. Innovation comes from surprising places.
So why don’t we take the time to think brilliantly and independently? Why do quiet experts find it hard to be heard in meetings? Why do people listen to interrupt rather than to understand? Why are meetings a competitive sport? Why do managers rush to give solutions rather than encourage us to think for ourselves? All these common behaviours waste talent, potential and money.
If you can create & use a Thinking Environment™ and encourage independent thinking you will save time and dramatically improve both your innovation potential and levels of team engagement. It will also help you talk to your loved ones!
We are running our first open programme in January teaching leaders & managers how to build these skills. If you’d like to know more about this, give me a ring on firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also read the seminal book on this topic by Nancy Kline called More Time To Think.
I have a spring in my step, it must be the milder weather,
plus the fact that I recently graduated as a Time to Think Coach after a
year of hard slog, hooray!
I qualified as a business coach eight years ago, but this has transformed the results I achieve. It was pioneered by Nancy Kline (Founder & President of The Time to Think Organisation), whom I was lucky enough to meet at my graduation day (cheesy photo below!) Nancy is also the author of this week’s book club recommendation, ‘More Time to Think’.
Time to think coaching will be relevant to team members you want to coach 1-2-1, perhaps thinking about a new role, business relationship or their executive presence. And of course, we incorporate elements of this type of coaching into all our group communications courses.
Find out more about ‘Time to think’ coaching here.
Drop us an email if you’d like a quick chat about how I can help you with your own challenges.
to Think by Nancy Kline
“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments.
In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person’s thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group.”