We are Losing the Ability to Think, and What to Do

We are Losing the Ability to Think, and What to Do ABout IT

Society has lost its grip on what matters most: the ability to think. Though the root cause is by no means malicious, we have begun to reward speed over quality, distractedness over focus, and the negative effects suffered in both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic. TELUS Chief Envisioner and author, Dan Pontefract, has led an investigation into our everyday thinking and the results are not good. Due to several alarming factors including busyness, time mismanagement and technology addictions, employees and leaders alike are struggling to cope. 
What to do? Dan suggests the introduction of something he calls Open Thinking. We need a return to balance between three critical components of productive thought: dream, decide, do … and then repeat.

We are Losing the Ability to Think Webinar 2019


 Recognize the effects of poor thinking

Understand the importance of reflection and action

Identify between indifferent, inflexible and indecisive thinking attributes

Distinguish the traits that make up Creative, Critical and Applied Thinking

Establish the top ten traits that make up an Open Thinker

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About Your Speaker


Dan is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture. He is the best-selling author of three books: OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career. Dan has held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and BCIT. Dan and his wife, Denise, have three children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada. More information at www.danpontefract.com

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