The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself--revealing previously hidden opportunities. The book offers real-life stories, explicit action items, and concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change. No matter who you are, the practical mind-sets introduced in the book will empower you to realize any goal in a more creative, intelligent, and effective manner.
Filled with engaging examples that unlock truths about thinking in every walk of life, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking is written for all who want to reach their fullest potential--including students, parents, teachers, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners.
Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking will inspire and guide you on your way.
©2012 Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Concise. Clear. Well-organized. Insightful.
It touches on very important principles of effective thinking. Whether analyzing a subject you have currently "mastered" or just delving into a new one, this is a great guide to ensure a firm understanding.
Each chapter is compelling; it's hard to say which could be singled out as the best.
Countless. I've been through this book more than 5 times already and I have picked up on something new and valuable with each iteration.
The book is short, but powerful. Very much worth the time and money, in my opinion.
Excellent techniques for creative thinking, learning, and teaching. Great work here and a must read for anyone looking to transform their lives and continue to grow as well as a must for any educator or anyone looking to teach or mentor others.
The techniques and examples to relate to the work.
No, some of it I went back to read again as well. Great to read through then go back and read parts or the whole again to really absorb it.
Great insides from a Teacher's standpoint to provoke thinking and learning. Helpful for Students an alike to be better at anything.
Great insides and samples to understand the process of thinking.
Insider tips of a Professor.
The world is before you, ask questions, learn from your mistakes. There you have it and you don't owe a dime. This is that pedantic Broadway song garbage that has been wafting around for decades. Read a novel instead.
This is audio book is short and very easy to listen to. It is well narrated and comes packed with great information on how to force change for the better in your life. I highly recommended it!
For those of you that have read John C. Maxwell’s book Failing Forward you’ll find this the perfect complementary book to go along with it. I like the five steps they come up with here and I see how they tie in with the books ‘Eat that frog’ and ‘Flight Plan’.
As I listened to this book I see how it applies to my life right now. I’ve been working on a business idea that I come up with an idea and then I set it aside where later I will look at it again. Here I will change what I originally came up with and it’s better. By the time I trademarked it and put in my patents I got through without issues.
By going through the steps in this book I have begun to further develop my business idea’s. Now on my next idea I just put something down and look at it for what’s wrong then I change it.
I really can’t tell you more without ruining it. You need to approach this book with an open mind and with the willingness to change what you perceive as the only way to do something. If you drop these preconceived notions you will learn a lot more and benefit more from reading this book.
I really like this book, it introduces you one of those skills that you wonder, "why haven't I heard this before" it really resonates with me. I particularly like parts about learning the fundamentals and asking questions!
Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!
As a lifelong learner and a new teacher, I found many insightful lessons in the chapters of this book. I put some elements to work right away, and am planning how to implement all of them into my personal growth as well as my class design.
This book has a lot of good information. The information tends to make my mind wander and I have to come back to the spot I drifted but this is a good thing. It is good for organizing thoughts and pushing them to the next level.
Learning the basics
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