We live in trying times. The world is getting more complex every day, and navigating this complexity is quite a challenge. We face issues that cannot be solved using the same thinking that created them. Einstein pointed this out many decades ago. More than ever do we need to think clearly, creatively and independently, if we want to overcome today’s problems.
Nancy Kline, author of ‘Time to Think’ and ‘More Time to Think’, states that “the quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first”. She also asserts that how people are treated determines whether or not they are able to think for themselves. During her research, Nancy found ten ways of being that have the most powerful effect on people’s ability for independent thinking. She calls them the Ten Components of the Thinking Environment.
The presence of even a single Component greatly enhances clear, creative and independent thinking. However, only the presence of all ten components will establish a Thinking Environment and truly ignite a person’s mind!
Master Thinkers offers a variety of courses that will teach you how to listen to others, and how to be heard yourself. We offer courses for individuals and for corporations, for instance, Transforming Meetings and (727) 849-6422.
Sometimes you’re dealing with an especially difficult problem, and you could use some outside help cracking a tough nut. We can help you facilitate your exploration or decision-making event using the tools of the Thinking Environment.
Many people who have experienced the Thinking Environment have a desire to stay in touch. They may, for instance, get together to run a 1:1 session (which is one of the building blocks). The Master Thinkers Community exists to connect, exchange ideas, relate, and think. Masterfully.