This book compels professionals to actively imbibe self-awareness in their thought process in order to help them manage complexit...
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This book compels professionals to actively imbibe self-awareness in their thought process in order to help them manage complexities in business. The authors explore dialectical thinking -in contrast to logical thinking-and introduce a new mind-opening thinking process called "Metathinking". Four case studies demonstrate the application of Metathinking. The reader shall come across, and learn from, a multitude of mind opening questions on a variety of topics, with particular focus on leadership and transformation. Practical exercises are also offered for training and discussion in the workplace. Autorentext Nick Shannon is Director of Management Psychology Ltd. (UK), which works with organizations to help them select and develop high performance senior managers and senior management teams. He provides coaching, mentoring, facilitation and talent management services as a consultant. He has a particular interest in adult developmental psychology and the cognitive and emotional transitions that managers must make in order to work successfully at higher levels of complexity and hierarchy. Bruno Frischherz is Senior Lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland) for almost 20 years. He teaches modules in communication, ethics and science theory. His special interests are in digital ethics, adult development, and discourse and text analysis. He is a specialist at teaching philosophy to beginners. He has published numerous books and articles on rhetoric, conversation, image and text communication, business ethics, integrity management and personal self-reflection. Inhalt Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Types of Thinking.- Chapter 3. Structural Thinking.- Chapter 4. Process Thinking.- Chapter 5. Relational Thinking.- Chapter 6. Transformational Thinking.- Chapter 7. Setting Thinking Free.- Chapter 8. The Metathinking Framework.- Chapter 9. Personal Transformation - Becoming a Manager.- Chapter 10. Team Transformation Building Resilience.- Chapter 11. Organisational Transformation Going Digital.- Chapter 12. Social Transformation Rethinking Health Care.- Chapter 13. Deeper and More Integrated Thinking.- Chapter 14. Learning Metathinking.- Chapter 15. Identifying Dialectical Thought Patterns.- Chapter 16. Using Dialectical Thought Patterns.- Chapter 17. Reflecting on Dialectical Thought Patterns.