Posted: 2013-09-05 / Author: L C Diedericks
Power Thinking – How That Way You Think Can Change The Way You LeadPower Thinking offers the information required to evaluate current thinking proficiencies, determine areas for improvement
thinking – how that way you think can change the way you lead by John N
Mangieri & Cathy Collings Block
Most people were never formally taught thinking skills.
As a result leaders and entrepreneurs are trying to succeed using thinking
patterns developed before they were twelve years old to reach decision and
Power Thinking offers the information required to
evaluate current thinking proficiencies, determine areas for improvement, and
enhance standardized assessment measure that enable you to determine your
abilities in the cognitive domains found to be crucial to being an outstanding
I believe that powerful thinking can be taught and that
most, if not all, people can learn how to do it. It involves accepting new principles and
taking simple actions repeatedly until they become an ingrained part of the
thinking process. Once leaders have
developed their thinking competencies, they will have the ability to apply the
strategies shown to be the most conductive to reaching sound decisions more
quickly, solving problems more effectively, and thinking more creatively. They will also be better prepared to Identify
and strategically confront the issues that are most important to the current
and future wellbeing of their organizations.
What is a Power
The term Power Thinker describes the skill levels that
exemplary leaders possess and regularly use in the performance of their
responsibilities. It connotes not only
the high level of proficiency they have in the area of thinking but also the
manner in which they employ cognitive strategies in their actions as leaders
Power thinkers possess exceptional ability in the three
major thinking domains of reasoning, insight, and self-knowledge and are highly
skilled in the internal and external processes that constitute them
in an individual’s conscious mind, reasoning is where the mind reaches decision
and solved problems after a great deal of though by using knowledge that it
already possesses. It is the mind’s way
of taking thought-filled action.
is an individual’s ability to know and act without giving prior conscious
though to an issue.
encompasses clearly defined and well-known attitutudes, beliefs and cognitive
understandings possessed by an individual.
cognition refers to the mental strategies used to develop highly effective
decisions, problem solutions, and creative thought.
cognition refers to the actions these individuals take as a consequence of the
thoughts that emanated from their internal cognition.
Yale Assessment of Thinking (YAT)
The YAT measures the behaviors that were
found to be characteristic of power thinkers. This assessment’s normative
benchmarks are based on the performance of these individuals. The YAT will
provide you with in-depth and meaningful data as to the proficiency of your
For an investment of only R197
you can have access to The
Yale Assessment of Thinking (YAT) and material
program to learn, explore and become a Power Thinker. Click here to register and
pay by credit card, or click here to pay by EFT.
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