The most powerful insight for me is that one can unlock potential in others simply by listening to them. This is very different to the the way I used to listen — effectively waiting for others to conclude so that I could share my own perspective. I am therefore totally convinced that we can be more effective as a company if we take the time to listen openly to each other.
Instead, I can lead more effectively by creating the space for others to find their own answers. When you practise what you know, you begin to grow. As you grow and share your knowledge you in turn contribute to the growth of others. Knowledge speaks, wisdom leads.
BOOK REVIEW – TIME TO THINK BY NANCY KLINE
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Time to Think by Nancy Kline. Listening to Ignite the Human Mind 4. Most people think they listen well, but they rarely do - not at this level. Listening this way is a radical act. Over the past 15 years, Nancy Kline has identified 10 behaviours that form a system called a Thinking Environment, a model of human interaction that dramatically improves the way people think, and thus the way they work and live.
Listening - the quality of people Most people think they listen well, but they rarely do - not at this level. Listening - the quality of people's attention for each other - is the core of this method. In Time to Think Nancy Kline asserts that as change proliferates in our lives and our organisations, we must prize each other's minds above all else. We must learn how to help people think for themselves. In this book, she describes how we can achieve this and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation.
Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems, create bold strategies or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities. From blue chip companies developing high-powered teams to individuals seeking personal growth, a Thinking Environment has come to mean transformation of the highest quality. Paperback , pages. Published by Cassell first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Time to Think , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 16, Karen rated it it was amazing. This book was originally sent to me by friends in England.
I've used it in coaching, given numerous presentations on its principles, and recommend it highly to anyone who wants to transformation their ability to listen well to others. Nov 27, Frederik Lierde rated it it was amazing. This is the kind of book everyone should read not like me at 41 but at 25 For business minded people: You could become CEO much faster For non-business minded people: Your life becomes more positive and bright just by using those simple techniques. Jun 02, Petra Slade rated it it was amazing. It tell you the importance of listening.
To listen means to respect. To listen means to understand. When you listen to someone you give them time and space to think and they will love you for that. They produce better ideas, they feel valued, they feel appreciated. This book is for companies as well as individuals. It is a must read. Apr 28, Sally rated it it was amazing. We need to STFU. Mar 20, Sunil Raheja is currently reading it. Nancy's mum day before she died The quality of a person's attention determines the quality of other peoples' thinking. Blocks to listening were almost always assumptions being made by the thinker unawares, assumptions that seemed like truth.
Create a particular environment and people will think for themselves.
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On Nancy's mum day before she died The quality of a person's attention determines the quality of other peoples' thinking. Only time will get bored when listening is if people are not saying what they really think, when they are chronically ducking and censoring or trying to impress or placate. Apr 16, Shaun Marais rated it it was amazing.
I was introduced to Nancy Kline's Time to Think by a friend who had received training from Kline directly. At the same time as reading Time to Think I started applying some of the techniques in meeting rooms and in all my interactions and immediately started seeing results. I believe there is such a great benefit to applying a useful strategy to our daily interactions. From a psychological point of view I think that Nancy's work makes use of a Rogerian person centred approach and the positive effe I was introduced to Nancy Kline's Time to Think by a friend who had received training from Kline directly.
From a psychological point of view I think that Nancy's work makes use of a Rogerian person centred approach and the positive effect of an unconditional positive regard for others. Nancy's work also makes use of cognitive behavioural psychology in the way that we can learn new communication skills and monitor our behaviour in a transactional setting. Jan 06, Anna Jones rated it it was amazing.
Nancy's proposal around a Thinking Environment is deceptively simple but yet extremely powerful. I really enjoyed reading this book, it is engaging, instructive and with the right number of anecdotes to make it fun but not overly schmaltzy.
I am definitely going to try out the formats she suggested in my coaching sessions but also with friends when I am trying to solve a thorny issue. I came away energised and excited about the whole idea. I would have liked a summary of the key frameworks at the Nancy's proposal around a Thinking Environment is deceptively simple but yet extremely powerful. I would have liked a summary of the key frameworks at the end, especially the 6 steps as I think they are exceptionally valuable. Oct 17, Christopher Bond rated it it was amazing.
Review of Nancy Kline’s ‘Time to Think’
Top 5 books that changed my life. Possibly one of the best practical books on cognitive and behavioral thinking and listening techniques. Kind of work related, but an easy read with really good, practical coaching advice. Normally with this type of book, I read half of it and feel like i've got the gist, but it was so useful I ended up sticking with it to the end even the Princess Diana bit.. Sep 14, Linda Vituma rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Bizzy Day rated it it was amazing. A practical and inspiring guide that introduces you to a system and a way of living that will help remove limiting beliefs.
I personally found it revolutionary and through implementing and practicing it at work and with people around me am building a stronger, more collaborative environment both for my organisation and in my home. Feb 11, Chris Downey rated it really liked it. However, that only lasts for a little bit and the rest is really thought provoking and full of examples to bring it to life.
Apr 10, Ben rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: People can find their own solutions to problems if they have a good environment for thinking. When someone has finished talking, prompt them to say more, and they probably will. Nov 19, Don rated it it was amazing. Do one thing Nancy Kline recommends, and you will find your life changing. Follow up on several of her suggestions, and you will live a life transformed. Give yourself, and those closest to you, time to think.
May 23, Al rated it really liked it.
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