Michael's Story – Michael shares the story behind the name of his company and what led him to start it.
Automatic Thinking – Most of the time, we allow our thinking to be intuitive. Michael expresses his ideas about our daily thinking process.
Critical Thinking - Michael talks about his perspective on critical thinking and what gets in the way of critical thinking.
Distinguish the Issue – If we are not clear on the issue, we cannot resolve it. Michael explains numerous ways on how to get clear on the problem.
Assumptions - Making assumptions is a crucial part of making a decision. Michael shares his insights about the role they play in critical thinking.
Wrong Assumptions – Michael believes that assumptions never work against us. Also, he mentions that incorrect assumptions are a result of inaccurate information.
Confirmation Bias - Most of us have confirmation bias. Michael shares his thoughts on how to become more aware of confirmation bias in thinking.
Be Aware of Your Assumptions – We discuss why most individuals find it hard to recognize their assumptions and several methods to become more aware of them.
Better Decisions - All of us always want to make better decisions. Michael points out several questions that we should ask ourselves to make sure we are making better decisions.
D.A.R.N. Thinking – D.A.R.N. stands for Detour, Alternative, Revise, New. Michael explains each of the components giving day-to-day examples.
There is a way – We sometimes feel as if we have no other options. However, this is not the case. There is always a path, but we do not seek it.
Connect with Michael Kallet
D.A.R.N. Thinking: headscratchers.com/Post_May_2021.html
Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills: goodreads.com/book/show/18555356-think-smarter?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=JxncKn7Ptd&rank=1
Here are my 3 insights for thriving:
I hope that you enjoyed that interview. I love how approachable he makes what can seem like a complex topic. Here are my 3 insights for thriving:
I love the framing of: Is it possible that there are other ways of seeing this? That is a form of one of my favorite types of coaching questions: hypothetical. When someone is stuck, I’ll ask, “Hypothetically, what are all the ways that a person could see this?” This has an amazing broadening effect and it sparks creativity.
I loved his two questions:
- What assumptions am I making?
- Why am I making those assumptions?
I loved how he put it: if our assumptions are bad, our decision will be bad too.
There is ALWAYS a way. For any of you who know me, you will not be shocked at all that resonated with me. It is just what I believe. The thing that is so important about this is that if we do NOT believe there is a way, we will NOT look for a way. And, then that is the result we will get.