Monday, 7 May 2012

The 3 practices of extraordinary thinkers

Howard Gardiner in his book Extraordinary Minds identifies 3 practices which "Extraordinary Individuals" make a life habit of but which the rest of us only do inconsistently:
  1. REFLECTION - Regular and searching introspection
  2. LEVERAGE - Locating one's unique places of strength and weakness and building on them
  3. FRAMING - Interpreting life's daily "peak and trough" experiences in positive ways
Gardiner quotes Nixon - "You are never defeated when you lose only when you cease to struggle" and Ford - "Failure is the opportunity to start again more intelligently."

Ken Thompson (aka The BumbleBee) blogs about bioteams, virtual collaboration and business simulation at