Training and Development

A number of weeks ago, I wrote about the concept of learning agility and cognitive flexibility and connected it to my notion of a “plasticine mindset.” A related concept is thought diversity, which I liken to the newest kid on the diversity block, but which takes the much-used concept of […]

The new kid on the diversity block: Thought Diversity

Alex Gray,¬†writing on the recent The World Economic Forum¬†posted a slide of the importance of cognitive flexibility, which we could define as the ability to think about different concepts simultaneously and to be able to switch from one pattern of thinking to another. In her post from early January on […]

On Cognitive Flexibility, Learning Agility and Plasticine!

A few weeks ago, I gave a couple of workshops on thought diversity to educators in a postsecondary environment. Whether they were teaching business, marketing, early childhood education or other fields, they were preparing their students in fields where teamwork would be essential and change constant. In preparing for these […]

Lean into Discomfort: Thought Diversity, Organizational Change and Radical Innovation