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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Think Your Way to Success!
Have you ever been stuck on a problem, or been paralyzed by indecision, hoping for inspiration to strike out of thin air? Sometimes, looking at the issue from a new perspective can present an unexpected solution.

You can discover a wealth of tips and techniques for exploring new points of view and styles of thinking, with our articles, Six Thinking Hats and The Reframing Matrix.

Also, if you need ideas for improving an existing product or service, our infographic, SCAMPER, looks at a useful brainstorming tool.

Examining how other people view you is one of the themes you can explore in our brand new Personal Branding Toolkit. You can download your FREE copy when you join the Mind Tools Club before midnight PST, April 6. Click here for more information.

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Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats

Learn how to approach problems from new perspectives with this powerful decision-making technique.

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The Reframing Matrix The Reframing Matrix

Explore this three-step process for analyzing problems from different viewpoints.

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SCAMPER SCAMPER Infographic

In this infographic, find out about a useful brainstorming technique to improve your products or services.

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Bonchek and Steele's Thinking Styles
Bonchek and Steele's Thinking Styles

Use this framework to understand how you and your people think, to improve group effectiveness.

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Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking

Learn how to develop 14 key critical thinking skills that you can use to guide your decisions and actions.

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The Four Frame Approach
The Four Frame Approach

Discover how to analyze difficult business situations from different leadership perspectives.

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Forget Your Weaknesses Forget Your Weaknesses... Focus on Your Strengths

Bruce Murray explores the balance between improving weaknesses and building strengths.
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10 Key Steps to Content Curation Success 10 Key Steps to Content Curation Success

In the second of two blog posts about curation, Bob Little explores how to plan and deliver high-quality content curation.
A Final Note

If you always think in the same way, you'll likely miss opportunities or solutions that would otherwise present themselves. Be brave and throw off your usual thinking or decision-making habits, and you could explore a new world of creativity and problem solving.

Next week, discover how your assumptions about what motivates your people can influence how you manage them.

Have a great week!

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