THINKING FLEXIBLY and LISTENING WITH EMPATHY
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Developing the ability to think differently. To see an issue from more than one perspective. To remain open to new ideas that cause you to change your mind. Considering many options for solving a problem.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
A flexible mind will allow you to develop a more complete understanding of any topic. With a flexible mind you are able to explore multiple perspectives and options and in doing so evaluate which is the best. Flexible thinking allows you to develop a large tool kit of strategies to bring to problems. Flexible thinking is what makes the human brain more powerful than machines that are limited to one way of operating.
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE IT?
Particularly when you are faced by a situation where your initial impression is stopping you from finding a solution or understanding a topic fully. When you use the same approach too often. When you are confronted by a different point of view and need to understand another persons perspective.
LISTENING WITH EMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING
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