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Strategic Thinking

Strategic Planning: Deciding How to Decide

Ray Gagnon | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Ray Gagnon

Planning teams are invariably composed of very high-achievers with significant egos who hold strong opinions about all aspects of the business, its operating environment and each other.

Why Leadership Planning and Organizing is HOT

Thuy Sindell | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

When people consider leadership roles, their common reaction is to think about the flashier characteristics -- sexy things like vision and strategy. Many people who follow strong leaders find that high-level aspirational talk gets them excited.

3 Ways to Improve Your Thinking

Dianna Booher | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Standing before a crowd and trying to think on your feet under pressure or offering answers off the cuff in a meeting doesn't always represent your best thinking. So what does improve your chances for analytical thinking?

Who Runs the Democratic Party?

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

There must be a national Democratic strategy comparable to that developed by Karl Rove for the GOP. This is more than a compelling populist message.

Three Major Signs You Know You Are Not Being Strategic

Thuy Sindell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Thuy Sindell

Being a visionary is not the same as being strategic. They are not even the same word! So why do people generally associate the two?

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

How Strategic Thinking Shapes the Future of Your Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Dedicated time for strategic thinking challenges the status quo. It gets you out of the "business as usual" mindset and trains your brain to see things that are new and vital to the future of your business. Because you're better informed about your business, your decision making produces higher-quality decisions.

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Dr. Mika Nash

I would argue that this short-sightedness undermines most organizations. It does so in insidious ways, mostly by draining energy through repeated conversations about what isn't working and unfulfilled promises that, as soon as there is a free moment, everyone will sit down and figure things out.

Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 04.20.2014 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity.

Thinking Outside of the Box Is Vital for Success

Jay Weston | Posted 05.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Thinking outside of the box, you will find greater success and happiness in your work and life.

In Praise of Practical Legal Education

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Frank H. Wu

When the first Internet law courses were offered only a few years ago, people scoffed at them. Yet as quickly as technology progresses, the supposedly fanciful topic has become complex enough to deserve sub-specialties such as privacy.

Can You Really Unlock Your "Inner Genius"?

Bill Donius | Posted 01.31.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Donius

Is tapping into your right brain the equivalent of tapping into your "inner genius"?