Thinking Differently is a groundbreaking guide for what it takes for nonlinear thinkers to thrive and excel in today's world.
Are you a nonlinear thinker?
. Do you find detailed lists and rules for being efficient confining and ineffective?
. Do you want to understand the big picture before starting a project?
. Do you solve problems by seeing patterns?
. Do you see innovative solutions much faster than others?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you could be a nonlinear thinker with special, and probably unrealized, talents.
For generations, linear, prescriptive thinking has controlled what counts for progress and value. Times have changed - now different, nonlinear talents are in demand. Neuroscience findings have exploded, but little is written specifically for the practical needs of nonlinear thinkers, who thrive on challenges, ideas, visual learning, and change.
Thinking Differently lays out what nonlinear thinking looks like. Based on years of extensive research and working with nonlinear thinkers, it highlights the four distinctions that set this thinking apart. It introduces a unique set of proven FLEX (SM) Strategies - solutions that leverage how your mind works so you can navigate your environment with greater confidence and enjoyment. The book identifies the advantages of nonlinear thinking and how to advocate for what you need to transform how you live, learn, and work. You'll discover what works best for you and, most importantly, why.
Jan Thomas is an executive coach, consultant, and educator who has worked nationally and internationally for over 25 years championing the power and practical application of nonlinear intelligence. She is the creator of The Thomas Indicator Profile® and the Insight Change Model (SM) - innovative tools for bringing an understanding of human learning and relevant neuroscience together in transforming businesses and personal lives. Her work, with clients, ranges from Fortune 500 executives to visionary entrepreneurs and nonlinear individuals. Jan is the CEO of CereCore® Institute, which specializes in services for nonlinear thinkers.
Part 1: What Makes a Nonlinear Thinker Different?
Distinction: Orientation to the World
Distinction: NL Motivation
Distinction: NL Perception of Time
Distinction: Style of Communication
Part 2: Leveraging Your Nonlinear Thinking
Advantages and Opportunities
Part 3: Orchestrate Life with Ease and Confidence
Breaking Away from Prescriptive Strategies
FLEX to Change the Playing Field
Why This Works: The Science Behind FLEX Strategies