Now You're Thinking!: Change Your Thinking...Transform Your Life
- By Judy M. Chartrand, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall, Heather Ishikawa, John Maketa
- Published Aug 7, 2011 by FT Press.
- Copyright 2012
- Dimensions: 5" x 8"
- Pages: 176
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-269013-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-269013-3
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Product Author Bios
Judy Chartrand, Consultant Chief Scientist at Pearson TalentLens, helps clients use assessments to find, engage, retain, and promote talent. Stewart Emery helped launch the Human Potential Movement. The first CEO of est and co-founder of Actualizations, he has coached 12,000+ people. His books include The Owner's Manual for Your Life. Russ Hall, author of 25+ books, won the Nancy Pickard Mystery Fiction Award. Heather Ishikawa is National Sales Director for Pearson TalentLens, and John Maketa is Director, Business Development + Strategic Alliances there.
If you can change the way you think, you can change the world. That’s the theme of Now You’re Thinking! as it tells the story of how a 2-year old Iraqi girl’s life was saved through determination, courage, and critical thinking. The book begins with the heroic story of how a Marine battalion beat the odds to save this little girl, and ends with a model of critical thinking that will help you STOP and THINK to recognize your emotions, evaluate arguments, and draw conclusions to make better life decisions. This book also provides the opportunity for you to take the My Thinking Styles assessment for free to learn your natural thinking preferences, strengths, and biases. This short read will give you a real-life example of great thinking plus tons of resources to guide your further interest in effective thinking.
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A summarized introduction to critical thinking,
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The entire book is based on the extraordinary true story of how Marine Major Kevin Jarrad and Navy Captain John Nadeau, a surgeon, overcome a series of nearly insurmountable obstacles to get a young Iraqi girl with cyanotic congenital heart disease out of a war zone and into the United States where she could receive the life-saving surgery she needed. Nothing about that task was easy. Dealing with cultural challenges and distrust from the girl's family, fighting through military bureaucracy, finding transportation out of a war zone with a very sick girl, bringing together medical staff in the United States, raising money to pay for everything and so much more--all with the ticking time bomb of this girl's condition--makes for a gripping tale and serves as a really great example of critical thinking in action at each step of the way... Read more
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Exceptionally Valuable and Important for All,
This review is from: Now You're Thinking!: Change Your Thinking...Transform Your Life (Hardcover)Now You're Thinking is an incredibly valuable guide to making better decisions and solving problems. The book describes a real situation in which an Iraqi girl with a serious heart problem was taken to the U.S. for an operation by a group of Marines. The first part of the book describes what happened and the second part shows how the various challenges the Marines faced were resolved by applying basic critical thinking skills.
In a world where thinking has sometimes become a lost art, and we get our information from sound bites and even some of our media outlets have cast aside objectivity to advocate a point of view, it is refreshing, informative and enlightening to learn tools that help differentiate what appears to be true from what is really true. And how using some simple techniques of challenging the obvious, differentiating fact from opinion and then making decisions based upon what is real can lead to such a successful outcome.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Heartwarming and Insightful,
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This review is from: Now You're Thinking!: Change Your Thinking...Transform Your Life (Kindle Edition)I gave my mom a copy of the book, and this is the review she wrote to the authors and asked me to share here: Just wanted to say how much I love the book. My daughter shared it with me and once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I'm fascinated by how many challenges the Marines had to overcome to save the little girl, and the fact that they never gave up. They just re-assessed the situation and came up with a better plan each time. It definitely made me proud to be an American, and made me think about how I approach decisions. Plus, I like that this isn't just a heartwarming story, but there are real tips for how to be a better thinker. Great job!
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Table of Contents
Amenah’s Story 5
Chapter 1: How Your Mind Works--Some Assembly Required 45
Chapter 2: A New Way of Thinking 59
Chapter 3: Take Stock of Your Style 79
Chapter 4: Change Your Thinking...Revolutionize Your Career...Transform Your Life 95
Appendix A: Characters 113
Appendix B: Cognitive Biases: Common Mental Mind Traps 125
Appendix C: Resources 131
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