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ACHIEVE CREATIVE INSIGHT AND CLARITY OF THOUGHT

EMPOWERMENT FOR INNOVATORS

Training develops the mental skills of creative insight and clarity of thought.

Solutions developed with creative insight are:

  • More innovative

  • More effective

  • More sustainable 

A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO CREATIVE INSIGHT

Based on leading-edge research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience and network theory.

CREATIVE INSIGHT:  THE "AHA!" MOMENT

Creative insight is a unique skill that generates a revolutionary and simplified understanding of a challenge and its solutions.  


This leads to game-changing results.

Creative insight is the key goal of Advanced Applied Thinking.

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DEVELOP YOUR MENTAL FLEXIBILITY

Training develops mental flexibility through techniques including:


  • Expanding the frame

  • Reframing

  • Multiple perspective lenses

  • Meta-thinking

Benefits

  • Increase your range of thought

  • Confidently address bigger and more complex challenges

  • Become a strategic thinker

APPLIED TO EVIDENCE-BASED REASONING

Students learn to achieve insight and connected thinking at each step of evidence-based reasoning, with techniques including:

  • First principles thinking

  • Triangulation

  • Organizing information for insight

  • The abstraction ladder

  • Key levers

  • Systems thinking

A PRACTITIONER-CENTRIC APPROACH

  • Increases engagement with complex challenges

  • Problems become enjoyable games with opportunities for intellectual and personal growth

  • Supports mental flow, connected thinking and personal development

  • Makes it easier to develop game-changing solutions

BENEFITS FOR TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Better results

  • More innovative and successful solutions

Better processes

  • Students learn optimal processes for team creativity


Happier employees

  • Increased motivation

  • Increased retention


Easier to attract top talent

  • Career growth opportunity

  • Motivated candidates are looking for innovative organizations that encourage creativity and advanced approaches

Brainstorming

EXAMPLE OF ADVANCED APPLIED THINKING

Problem:  What's better, open-plan offices or cubicles?

Standard thinking

  • Based on new scientific research, we’re discovering that open-plan offices don’t work very well.  

  • We should go back to cubicles.

Advanced Applied Thinking

  • Neither open-plan offices nor cubicles are that great. They both have significant compromises.

  • In advanced thinking, we don’t accept forced choices.

  • What’s the real problem? How did we get here? What are the real needs?

  • Can we come up with another alternative?

Advanced Applied Thinking trains practitioners to think creatively and strategically by asking the right questions and defining the problem in a better way, before developing solutions.

Sample training skills that apply to this problem:

  • Non-dualistic thinking

  • Defining the problem

  • Identifying assumptions

  • Starting with why