More Time to Think: The power of independent thinking
The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments.
In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagin...more
The principles on how to create a thinking environment are really great and can be applied to mentoring, groups, meetings, pairs. I really like that from the book.
The examples are quite good, for instance how to discover and implement incisive questions. Also, the parts on how to coach are really good.
There were many sections in the last two parts of the book which were a bit more philosophical or a little less grounded, it’s definitel ...more
This is such a powerful book. One that could be potentially transformative, both for leaders and everyone else. In fact, I prefer this sequel to the original as Nancy is able to share so much that has been learnt in prac ...more
The second part of the book made me cringe - "it's yet another coaching method". Now the style made sense, when you want to sell something - you do need to sound confident. So I've stopped reading at about 70% and regretted ...more
This is a really tough review because I feel wave of ambivalence about the book.
On the one hand - and the hand that rates it 4 starts - I am Entirely Here for Nancy Kline, I am Fully Down with the Thinking Environment. Time to Think was the bedrock of my coaching theory. It has made me a better coach, a better listener, a better manager, a better friend, and better person. I want everyo ...more
Base for thinking is an atmosphere of attentiveness, curiosity, empathy and mutual worthiness. Humility and equality. Allow people to think without fear. The idea is to gently remove untrue l ...more
And she postulates the answer: “Turning our organizations and governments and religions and schools and families into thinking environments.”
This is what I love about the book. First of all, it's all about thinking, independent thinking. The author doesn't go down the tried and tired path of ‘you need to think bet ...more
One particular aspect I didn’t appreciate is the tone: sometimes too much on the “feel good” or catchy side, at times to the detriment of comprehension. Maybe one needs to read the original “Time to think”, not sure.
I also have a problem with scripted scenarios: the problem is always that if you don ...more
This would be an excellent book for any body who has to deal with people, managers, teachers, parents, etc. I did find the book hard to follow, but would still recommend it as one to pu ...more
I am planning to re-read Time To Think though, as that is worth the time, more than once, in my opinion.