The Power of Perception

Our modern lives – both business and personal – are fast paced and full of action. We often confuse action with accomplishment and frequently move to action without pausing to think. We love to jump in, do something and then see what happens. If it works, we keep going; if it doesn’t work, we stop and clean up the mess. This approach is usually better than doing nothing at all but it is inefficient at best and expensive at worst.

The Power of Perception™, a de Bono Thinking Systems workshop taught by master trainer Chuck Dymer, gives you 10 simple tools to sharpen your perception and focus your thinking. With The Power of Perception, thinking becomes more comprehensive, effective and efficient. The tools provide a framework for defining a situation that will improve your ability to consider consequences before taking action.

Here’s a brief look at the ten tools presented in The Power of Perception:

  1. Consequences and Sequels. Look ahead to see the consequences of an action, plan, decision or rule.
  2. Plus, Minus, Interesting. Ensure that all sides of a matter have been considered before a decision or commitment is made.
  3. Recognize, Analyze, Divide. Break a larger concept into smaller, more manageable parts.
  4. Consider All Factors. Explore the factors related to an action, decision, plan, judgment or conclusion.
  5. Aims, Goals, Objectives. Focus directly and deliberately on the intentions behind actions.
  6. Alternatives, Possibilities, Choices. Deliberately try to discover alternative points of view.
  7. Other People’s Views. Put yourself in others’ shoes.
  8. Key Values Involved. Ensure that your thinking and your actions serve your values.
  9. First Important Priorities. Select the most important ideas, factors, objectives, consequences, etc.
  10. Design/Decision, Outcome, Channels, Action. Direct attention to the outcome of the thinking and action that follows.

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