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Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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Why You Should Stop Brainstorming

Why You Should Stop Brainstorming | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
How many times have you been in a brainstorming session this week? Chances are the answer is, “More than I can count.” But no study has proven that brainstorming works well, even though it has been the go-to method for idea generation since 1953.
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The ultimate guru for creativity and thinking skills, Dr. Edward de Bono taught me many very important things, a key one was that "brainstorming is an incredibly weak technique."

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Pick up one of these 3 brainy books for Brain Awareness Week

Pick up one of these 3 brainy books for Brain Awareness Week | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Online cognitive training is a recent innovation, but it comes from a storied past. In 1983, Space Fortress became one of the first computer-controlled games to be created by researchers in a cognitive lab.
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When Policy Overrides Common Sense

When Policy Overrides Common Sense | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Have you ever experienced a situation at work where someone has made a bad decision and the company decides that a new policy is the solution?
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A fascinating question/case study -- but missing really detailed probing of "possibilities."  More on this later as a few of my colleagues are investigating "other possibilities."

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Rossetta Stone as provider of “technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness solutions”

Rossetta Stone as provider of “technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness solutions” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Very interesting to see how Rosetta Stone, given its recent acquisition of Vivity Labs (developer of Fit Brains mobile cognitive games) now identifies itself as a “ a leading provider of technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness...
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This is interesting in part because of the success of Rosetta Stone on language.

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Creativity and Critical Thinking: Friends, Not Foes!

Creativity and Critical Thinking: Friends, Not Foes! | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We live in a world of work that requires creativity. In a creative economy, success largely depends on new ideas, new ways to think and do the work. In this world of work, creativity is not confined to just those working in creative fields.
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How Critical Thinking Helps in Effective Conflict Resolution

How Critical Thinking Helps in Effective Conflict Resolution | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Conflicts are inevitable at workplace because of various factors including personal differences, conflicting goals, uncertainty and lack of clarity.
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When You’re Preparing for a Task, Say “You Can Do It,” not “I Can Do It”

When You’re Preparing for a Task, Say “You Can Do It,” not “I Can Do It” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
People who referred to themselves as “you” or by their own names while silently talking to themselves in preparation for a five-minute speech were subsequently calmer and more confident and performed better on the talk than people who had referred...
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What an interesting "mental" point - strategy...

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BrainDen.com - Face Illusions

BrainDen.com - Face Illusions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Collection of logic puzzles, riddles, optical illusions and games.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Classics and more...

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“The briefer (the meeting) the better to maximize brain potential”

“The briefer (the meeting) the better to maximize brain potential” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Question by Michael King
I am curious… as the Director of a Brain Health Center, what do you do to optimize your own brain performance? And what about your co-workers’ brain performance?
Answer by Dr.
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Interesting:  shorter meetings = more clear thinking.

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Brain-Training Games May Not Improve Overall Intelligence

Brain-training games claim that testing memory, attention and other forms of cognition will improve one’s overall intelligence and brain function. [More]
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4 Steps To Better Independent Thinking

4 Steps To Better Independent Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
What is independent thinking? Find out how it can help you be a better problem solver at work and why it encourages creativity and innovation.
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Interesting and could probably write about several points.  But here's an important point:  Independent thinking means be able to not just "think outside the box" but also "think inside the box."  The ability to think logically and do it well is extremely valuable independent thinking -- and thinking logically is a skill seriously underdeveloped in today's world.

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Brain-Training Games May Not Improve Overall Intelligence

Brain-training games claim that testing memory, attention and other forms of cognition will improve one’s overall intelligence and brain function.


And it’s probable that such games do improve performance on a specific task.

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Going from Good to Great with Complex Tasks

It is a common belief that consciously thinking about what we are doing interferes with our performance. The origins of this idea go far back. Consider, for instance, the centipede’s dilemma :...
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Environment is Everything

Environment is Everything | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Even when organizations have great ideas, they fail to transform their creative ideas into results that market demands. Creative ideas need to be complemented with critical thinking.
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From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health?

From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation (Forbes):
“According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), more than 57 million people, or 26% of the U.S. population suffer from some form of mental health problem.
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Young Musicians Reap Longterm Neuro Benefits

People who played instruments as children responded a bit quicker to complex speech sounds as adults, even if they had not played an instrument in many years. Erika Beras reports.
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Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future?

Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Brain-fitness industry caters to worried boomers (Crain’s):
“Mr. Fernandez…compares the brain-fitness industry of today with the physical-fitness industry of half a century or more ago.
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Honesty’s Daily Decline

Are you more likely to lie in the afternoon than in the morning?
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Interesting....

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Why Gaming Could Be the Future of Education

Video games could transform education. But first, game designers, teachers and parents have to move beyond both hype and fear
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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I find this humorous, even frustrating.  I've participating in business "computer games" decades ago.  I've used them in college courses and management training programs for organizations for decades -- I saw it as the "future of education" throughout my career.

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“The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work”

“The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Question: Does anyone in the cognitive training field agree on anything?
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Critical Thinking – Leaders, Know Thy Biases

Critical Thinking – Leaders, Know Thy Biases | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A few years back, I was interviewing a candidate for a senior technical position. During our interaction, all his responses were tied to how things were done in the organization he was currently working with.
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In Pursuit Of Focus: Fostering An Elusive Leadership Trait - Analysis

In Pursuit Of Focus: Fostering An Elusive Leadership Trait - Analysis | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
"On an average day, we spend 2.1 hours on distraction," Robin Sharma, best-selling author and coach, told an audience of Fast Forward participants at IESE'
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Focus is the first key skill taught in our T.I.P.S. Tracking program, www.tips-tracking.com

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Brain training works: Study finds 10-year benefit from 10-hour training

Brain training works: Study finds 10-year benefit from 10-hour training | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years –study (Reuters): “A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to...
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Think You're Thinking? 6 Reasons to Think Again

Think You're Thinking? 6 Reasons to Think Again | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Why your mind isn't the steel trap you think it is
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USA Hockey uses cognitive training to enhance pattern recognition, game-intelligence

USA Hockey uses cognitive training to enhance pattern recognition, game-intelligence | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Asteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills (New York Times):
“Could a desktop computer game be what makes the young Americans so good?
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