"Help Me Think" Episode 2
June 2, 2023

The ONE Activity That Will Help You Thrive In Your Role

Episode Description

In this episode, I dive deep into the intricacies of executive-level and critical thinking and how it influences daily decision-making, organizational alignment, and individual growth.

I begin with a powerful question, "Do you feel guilty allocating time for reflective thinking with a demanding schedule?" and illustrate this through a real-life example and explore how aspiring leaders – like executives – can leverage this principle to think, behave, and inspire confidence.

Next, I introduce the concept of Executive Level Thinking and its significance for success in executive roles. This type of thinking requires a holistic viewpoint that considers the organization, industry, and competition from both short-term and long-term perspectives. Executive-level thinking breaks down into three components: visionary & strategic, vertical, and horizontal. Each plays a crucial role in creating a comprehensive understanding of the business picture and driving well-informed decisions.

Secondly, I introduce critical thinking, a cornerstone of executive decision-making that involves diagnosing problems or opportunities thoroughly, considering all perspectives, and differentiating between facts, assumptions, and speculations.

Key Takeaways

As part of the key takeaways, I emphasize the importance of taking time to think, understanding when and where you experience your best thinking moments, and the impact of your thinking time on you, your work, your team, and the organization.

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Special Thanks To Our Title Sponsor

I want to thank our title sponsor, Business Furniture, an organization celebrating its 100th anniversary and revolutionizing the way we work since 1922. With hybrid work becoming mainstream, Business Furniture offers solutions that balance the flexibility employees crave with the need for fostering collaboration and innovation. Check them out at businessfurniture.net.

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I want to thank Chris Spangle of podcastingandplatforms.com. Without his help, I would have never gotten this podcast up and running. Thank you, Chris!

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