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22 Styles and abilities

Differences in doing cognitive work are often attributed to abilities and personality styles, neglecting the cognitive preferences that people have about the world, how they want it to function, and often this is not even a matter of its values but simply of its structure to be understood.

Seven ways to …

Prompted by a question on Twitter, I assembled some suggestions for “balancing towards more ‘right-hemisphere’ thinking”.
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More online meetings, less short-distance flights

What is the obstinate obstacle against some more online meetings? There is a technical callenge: How does a large mural full of post-its fit on a projector?
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Agile book sprint

This great book on Perspectives of Agility (in German) was written over the weekend in an agile book sprint by a group in Karlsruhe, and I am following their invitation to ask ‘agile’ questions. So: How can agile methods cater … Continue reading

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Mental flexors and extensors

In my view, McGilchrist’s “Master” and “Emissary” modes are the mind’s equivalent of what bending and stretching are for the body. So we need to understand the ‘flexors’ and ‘extensors’ of brain operation.
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Unflattening

The gem of Sousanis’ book “Unflattening” was that it does a great job explaining why the right hemisphere mode (“all-at-once”) lives from relations: Basically, it argues that the eye is “dancing and darting”, i.e. by its saccadic motion (palpation by means of the gaze) it captures only small fragments at a time, and it is our imagination that needs to combine them into vision.
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Procrastinators and Small Steps?

The impressive list of “67 ways to tame the procrastination beast” quickly shrinks to a few central ideas, and I have my doubts about them. Especially the advice to break the whole into smaller, manageable parts, conflicts with an important strength of many procrastinators: to keep sight of wide contexts.
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Multi-tasking, multi-threading, multi-thinking

“Different people seem to have different levels of task switching that is tolerable or even enjoyable.” And these different people exhibit very different styles of multitasking, some of which seem plausible to me.
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To know ourselves and those around us

Jack pointed to a test for assessing one’s own innovation style, and he values the mutual awareness of styles. I wonder how this applies to the relationship between consultants and their clients.
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Differential PKM-Psychology

Despite of vacation, a quick link to yet another great idea of M. Böttger. She suggests (in German) a differential psychology approach for studying the filing behavior of people.
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Cognitive one-dish meals?

Mathemagenic about binary thinking….
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