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The Decision Making Continuum

High quality conversations lead to high quality thinking which lead to high quality decisions. Dr. Harold Hillman discusses the decision making continuum, and how it can assist you and your approach to leadership.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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The Sigmoid Curve

In business, or life, It's easier to make the case for change during a crisis. It's much more challenging to make the case for change during a growth period. But that's the challenge of leadership and the sigmoid curve is a tool that helps leaders make the case for change.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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The Left Hand Column

Inner dialogue is the 'private conversation' that we hold with ourselves. During our conversations with others, also known as 'public conversations,' we filter the private conversation and only make public that which we assume will be accepted by others, or will assist us in getting what we want.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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The Ladder of Inference

The Ladder of Inference is a model of how we think in action. It is a tool that is used to show us how rapidly we can leap to a conclusion with no intermediate thought process as a result of our reliance on our mental models. Dr. Harold Hillman outlines the importance of being able to walk down the ladder to test our assumptions.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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The Iceberg

Using the metaphor of an iceberg, this video highlights the real causes of our problems (in business and our personal lives). Is it the external environment, or is it our own thinking? Dr. Harold Hillman suggests looking at our own Mental Models to help solve many issues we face today.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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Learning Conversations

Effective leaders are also effective learners, which means that leaders have to make sure they facilitate high quality conversations with maximum learning. The ability for a team to learn together makes it easier for them to lead together.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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Creative Tension

Creative Tension is the natural tension generated by the 'tug-of-war' between our current reality and our vision for the future. In this video, Dr. Harold Hillman discusses the importance creative tension in our lives, and the fact that we never actually achieve our vision as it is a continually moving target.

  • Date: 06/05/2015
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