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Power Thinking : How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Lead


John Mangieri and Cathy Collins Block



078796882X
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Format: Hardcover, 288pp.
ISBN: 9780787968823
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc
Pub. Date: February 2004

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Most individuals were never formally taught thinking skills and, as a result, are using processes that were developed during childhood to reach decisions and solve problems. Thus, in an era of knowledge explosion, organizational performance accountability, and rapid change caused by technology, leaders and managers are trying to succeed using thinking patterns developed before they were twelve years old.

Power Thinking offers leaders the information they need to evaluate their current thinking proficiencies, determine areas for improvement, and enhance their thinking skills. The book includes the Yale Assessment of Thinking, a standardized assessment measure that enables readers to determine their abilities in the cognitive domains found to be crucial to being an outstanding leader.

The authors present proven strategies that leaders can readily and effectively use to gain increased competency in the performance of their responsibilities as well as to help their organizations succeed. Once these thinking competencies are developed, leaders will have the ability to reach sound decisions more quickly, solve problems more effectively, and think more creatively. They will also be better prepared to identify and strategically confront the issues that are most important to the current and future well-being of their organizations.

 
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John N. Mangieri is president of the Center for Leadership and Personnel Development in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as faculty member and university administrator at a number of institutions, where he has held a variety of positions including university president. A Fulbright Scholar, Mangieri has consulted to and conducted leadership programs at numerous organizations in the United States and countries around the world.

Cathy Collins Block is a professor of education at Texas Christian University and has been a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame. She was the chairperson of the National Commission to Infuse Thinking Development into the Curriculum of the Schools of the United States. Block has been honored by being named one of the 2000 Most Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century.


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Contents
Preface
1Why Power Thinking Is a Must and Not a Should for Leaders
2How Proficient Are My Thinking Skills?
3What Do My Test Scores Tell Me About My Thinking Skill Levels?
4Reasoning: Internal Cognitive Process
5Reasoning: External Cognitive Process
6Insight: Internal Cognitive Process
7Insight: External Cognitive Process
8Self-Knowledge: Internal Cognitive Process
9Self-Knowledge: External Cognitive Process
10Putting Our Words into Practice
Appendix: Normative Data
References
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