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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Sunday, 28 August 2011 - 8:07am
Thinking_preference_Leadership_hbdi_seven_keys_business_leadership.png Just preparing to fly to Townsville for the Australian Housing Institutes Leadership Retreat where I will help up and coming leaders understand thier own thinking preferences and what it means as a Leader.
Here are some of the things we will be doing ...
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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Monday, 11 July 2011 - 2:57pm
HBDI, thinking

How do your thinking preferences manifest themselves at tax time?

At tax time do you...

a. Research Tax codes and tax- saving options

b. Use a conservative, well established accountant with an excellent reputation and many years of experience

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 24 December 2010 - 5:49pm

Happy Freethinkers’ Day!!
Today is the day to celebrate Free Thinking, an important element to get your brain buzzing with new ideas.

Let’s do some meta thinking (thinking about thinking)to enhance our creativity, improve our memory and thinking abilities.

How can you learn to think more freely?

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Posted by: buzzgirl on Sunday, 26 December 2010 - 8:53am

What is one tool that I can use to think about the following business issues?

1 Business analysis and consulting
2 Capturing company knowledge
3 Collaboration
4 Decision making
5 Event planning
6 Human Resources
7 Management
8 Marketing
9 Meetings
10 Negotiation
11 Planning
12 Presentations
13 Project management
14 Seminars
15 Training
16 Web sites
17 Brainstorming
18 creative thinking
19 Innovation

a Mind Map of course!!

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - 6:15pm

We are entering into a new age - not just because of we are nearing the end of 2009, but because this is the age of intelligence.

Nations and corporations can no longer rely on existing methods to solve today's global issues. As a nation, we need to build new strategies for our workers to compete on the global stage. The call for better, faster and cheaper economy comes at an opportune time when the world has just recovered from a major economic shake-up.

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Posted by: Derek Goddard on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 - 12:57pm

What cool props do you use to demonstrate abstract concepts??

The Memory Mavern has been known to pull out a rubber chicken in her memory talks to make a point about ‘be careful of what you are remembered for”

Refer Jennifer's Comments below

One of the key concepts of Mind Mapping is harnessing the brain’s natural thinking processes. Thoughts, ideas, concepts radiate from the central/starting point and can go in any direction.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - 3:41pm

 While the development of Deliberate Creative Thinking skills in our main focus at Mindwerx International, we are always looking for new ways to enhance thinking with technology.

As such it is great to see that MindGenius Version 3 is now available. MindGenius was a computer aided thinking package we discovered in 2001 when Jennifer was working in the UK.

Bill and Jen met with the guys at Gael in Glasgow and from then on have been big supporters of the software.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Thursday, 6 January 2011 - 10:44pm

I ran a workshop last week that touched on some of the de Bono thinking principles and tools I have been successfully using and sharing with others for almost 25 years now.  As I always strive for, the feedback from participants was great, except for one person.  I don’t usually worry about the rare individual feedback that isn’t aligned with the majority (although I always ask myself if they have spotted something valuable for me to learn) – after all my style doesn’t always suit everyone.  But on this occasion I was surprised that the lower rating wasn’t so much about me, b

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Posted by: Ian Ashland on Thursday, 23 December 2010 - 4:06pm

I've been examining my thinking processes more and more since starting this class on Deliberate Creativity and Innovation, and in some ways I find the process of using deliberate creative techniques really helpful, yet other times, they can simply be a painful burden. Let me see if I can provide a good example of each.


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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 26 June 2009 - 8:57am
creativity, health, sleep, thinking

“Sleep on it” is common advice when you’re facing a tough decision, and now researchers have discovered scientific evidence that sleeping really can help people come up with solutions to problems.


In a study done at the University of California at San Diego, scientists asked participants to solve test questions before and after taking a nap.


People who took a nap that included a phase of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep performed 40% better on the test than participants that napped without REM or didn’t sleep at all.


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