Discussion questions to keep you thinking about your thinking.
Now You’re Thinking! Discussion Questions:
- The authors chose the Amenah story because of the complexity of the story. What were some of the complexities at play? What did you learn from the book about how to deal effectively with complex problems?
- Did you find yourself feeling emotional as you read the story (for or against the scenario)? How did your feelings impact the way you interpreted the story?
- Chapter 2 describes how dreams guide behavior. What was Dave Bellon’s dream or vision in the story? How did it impact others in the story? Why is it important to have a clear dream?
- What surprised you most about the Amenah story? If you were in Major Kevin Jarrard or Coronal Bellon’s shoes, would you have done things differently? What would you have done differently and why? What do you think the outcome would have been?
- Think about a decision that you made. Now that you know the 5 steps to effective thinking, what would you do differently?
- The book included the My Thinking Styles assessment (Chapter 3). What are your most preferred styles? Do you notice how your preferred thinking styles impact your decision making process at work or home? How?
- Which of the My Thinking Styles are most common on your team or within your organization? What styles are least represented in the organization/team?
- Chapter 4 presented tips to help you develop your critical thinking skills. What tips did you plan on incorporating into your day-to-day life?
- How would you rate Now You’re Thinking on a scale of 1 to 5? Why?
- What is the most important take-away or lesson you learned from this book?