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January 31, 2023

Help! I have no Clarifiers on my team!

What happens when your team's thinking preferences are really lopsided? When I was in grad school, everyone in my class took the FourSight Thinking Profile.
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December 22, 2022

ER Doctors, Burnout… and Thinking Preferences?!

Burnout rates among physicians almost doubled. Is it the hours? The stress? Or something else entirely?
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December 8, 2022

Symptoms of Poor Team Collaboration

While teams can lead to great accomplishments in the workplace, they can also be unproductive. More often than not, the difference is dictated by how team members relate to one another. Teams that collaborate well and take advantage of each other’s strengths perform well, while teams afflicted by interpersonal
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November 24, 2022

Seven Team Building Strategies You Can Try Today

Do you know what Lego, Google, and Tesla have in common? Aside from being wildly successful, these businesses place a strong emphasis on teamwork and innovation. When teams are able to communicate and work together effectively and bring their unique knowledge and skills together in pursuit of the same goal, that’s
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November 10, 2022

Start These 5 Things to Help Your Team Be More Productive

We’ve all experienced it: group meetings where you sincerely felt like you just wasted an hour of your life. Group projects that went nowhere fast. The final results weren’t that great because interpersonal conflicts took over. These occurrences are not uncommon, but they’re definitely unfortunate—especially when
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September 28, 2022

What Integrators Aren’t Telling You

The thinking profile that risks “losing their own voice,” has plenty to say. They may just have a hard time saying it to you.
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August 30, 2022

What does your profile's energy wave tell you?

We all have thinking preferences. Each of us has a high, neutral or low preference for every stage in the problem-solving process. We like to spend time and energy in areas of high preference. We may lose energy and focus in areas of low preference. Great solutions need all four types of thinking. So, if you let your
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August 26, 2022

The New Golden Rule

What if I told you that the Golden Rule—the one that says “treat others the way you want to be treated”—can actually kill collaboration and innovation? My area of expertise is teams and innovation. I’ve seen the Golden Rule create conflict, miscommunication, and frustration, when people expect their teammates to
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August 18, 2022

Increase Your Empathy Quotient

"I'll never see people in the same way again..." How learning about thinking preferences impacts individuals, teams and collaboration.
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