ERIC Number: ED418481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Smart Thinking for Crazy Times: The Art of Solving the Right Problems.
Ways in which to identify the correct problems to solve thereby avoiding the misappropriation of time, talent, and resources are presented. The text is divided into 3 parts: "The Foundation for Smart Thinking,""How to Solve the Right Problems," and "Systems Thinking for the Systems Age." The chapters under these headings are: Chapter 1, "The Critical Need for Critical Thinking"; chapter 2, "The Error of the Third Kind: Solving the Wrong Problem Precisely"; chapter 3, "Picking the Right Stakeholders"; chapter 4, "Expanding Your Options"; chapter 5, "Phrasing Problems Correctly"; chapter 6, "Expanding the Boundaries of Problems"; chapter 7, "Managing the Paradoxes Inherent in Problems"; chapter 8 "Managing Problems from Multiple Perspectives"; and chapter 9, "Developing New Ways of Thinking Systemically." (Includes an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administration, Case Studies, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Evaluative Thinking, Management Systems, Personality Traits, Problem Solving, Systems Approach, Thinking Skills
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 450 Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94111-3320 ($24.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A