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Management consultant Daniel Patrick Forrester demonstrates that if you take time to think, you’ll generate better results. He presents accounts of top performers in fields as intense and varied as armed conflict and disaster relief to show why you must find the time to reflect. Forrester demonstrates how to carve out minutes, hours and weeks to consider profound, necessary questions. getAbstract recommends his reflections to those who must solve tough problems, reshape organizational cultures or just take a moment to think.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you need to make time to think,
  • What forces pressure you to act rather than to think, and
  • How to build thinking and its benefits into your life.

About the Author

Daniel Patrick Forrester is a management consultant for organizations ranging from Verizon to AARP and the US Marines. He’s a director at Sapient Government Services.



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    Elda Orozco Sanchez 6 years ago
    Great abstract with clear steps to reflective thinking
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    Sylvia Mader 6 years ago
    Daniel Patrick Forrester dismantles the myth of Multitaksing. His message is clear: Take your time to think and focus at one thing at a time! Great abstract which encourages reflective thinking!

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