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A PROBLEM AND AN OPPORTUNITY
ACCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE: THETERMINAL ASSUMPTION
THE WIDENING “SMART GAP”
THE DUMBING OF AMERICA AND THE CULTURE OF AMUSEMENT
KNOWS AND KNOW-NOTS: THE NEW SOCIAL DIVIDE
WHO CARES? WHO NEEDS TO CARE?
IQ DOESN’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY
THERE ARE AT LEAST SIX KINDS OF “SMART”
BUILDING OUT: APPLYING THEORIES TO EVERYDAY LIFE
BUILD-OUT 1: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
BUILD-OUT 2: SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE
THE NEXT BUILD-OUT: PRACTICAL INTELLIGENCE
WHAT IS PRACTICAL INTELLIGENCE?
THINKING IS A BODILY FUNCTION
MEET YOUR BIOCOMPUTER
MINDMODULES: YOU HAVE MANY “MINDS”
MINDMODELS: YOUR PORTABLE REALITY
FOUR HABITS THAT UNLOCK YOUR MENTAL CAPACITY
FOUR DIMENSIONS OF PI: YOUR MEGA-SKILLS
GETTING STARTED: UPGRADING YOUR MENTAL “SOFTWARE”
Developing Mental Flexibility
ARE YOU A FINISHED PRODUCT?
YOU MIGHT BE A MENTAL REDNECK . .
THE CREATIVE PARADOX
THE “BEGINNER’S MIND”: INNOCENCE AND HUMILITY
THE “PLEXITY” SCALE
HOW I LEARNED TO STOP ARGUING WITH PEOPLE
A NEW WAY TO THINK ABOUT OPINIONS
THREE PHRASES THAT CAN KEEP YOUR MIND OPEN
Adopting Affirmative Thinking
CLEANING OUT THE ATTIC: MENTALDECONTAMINATION
RESISTANCE TO ENCULTURATION, A.K.A.“CRAP DETECTING”
CLEANSE YOUR MIND WITH A “MEDIA FAST”
RE-ENGINEERING YOUR ATTITUDES
THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
THE ATTITUDE OF ABUNDANCE
PRACTICAL ALTRUISM
Adopting Sane Language Habits
HOW LANGUAGE “PACKAGES” YOURTHOUGHTS
JUMPING TO CONFUSIONS: INFERENTIALTHINKING
EXPRESSIONS YOU CAN REMOVE FROM YOUR VOCABULARY
SNAPPY COME-BACKS: THE LANGUAGE OF FUNNY
DO YOU HAVE LOTS OF GOOD IDEAS? (ALMOST EVERYONE DOES)
“IT SLIPPED MY MIND . . .” (ALMOST EVERYTHING DOES)
THE GREATEST THINKING TOOL EVERINVENTED
THINKING IN PICTURES
ARE YOU A YES-PERSON OR A NO-PERSON?
THE P.I.N. FORMULA: PROTECTING IDEAS
USING YOUR MAGICAL INCUBATOR
“METABOXICAL” THINKING: BREAKINGTHE BOUNDARIES
THE DIVERGENT-CONVERGENT POLARITY: THE D-C AXIS
PROCESS CONSCIOUSNESS: MANAGINGTHE “PIVOT POINT”
GROUPTHINK: THE COLLUSION TO FAIL
BRAINSTORMING: MORE OFTEN TALKEDABOUT THAN DONE
SYSTEMATIC CREATIVITY: THEBALANCING ACT
THE ABSTRACT-CONCRETE POLARITY: THE A-C AXIS
VISIONARIES AND ACTIONARIES: WE NEED BOTH
PAINTING THE BIG PICTURE: MINDMAPPING
THE LOGICAL-INTUITIVE POLARITY: THEL-I AXIS
THINKING STYLES: YOURS AND OTHERS’
SEQUENTIAL THINKING: RE-OWNING YOUR LOGICAL ABILITIES
THE “ZEN MIND”: FLOW AND MINDFULNESS
THE RATIONAL-EMOTIVE POLARITY: THER-E AXIS
WE’RE ALL NEUROTIC, AND THAT’S OK
SIGNAL REACTIONS: DISCONNECTING YOUR HOT BUTTONS
CAN YOU MOTIVATE YOURSELF? THE“POPEYE POINT”
HOW TO BECOME AN EXPERTPROBLEM SOLVER
FORGET THOSE “FIVE STEPS” THEYTAUGHT YOU
USING HEURISTIC (A.K.A. NATURAL) PROBLEM SOLVING
Causing the OutcomesYouWant
USING WHAT WE’VE LEARNED
MINDMOVIES: WHO’S PRODUCING YOURLIFE’S STORY?
ALPHA PROGRAMMING: MAKING THE MOVIES YOU WANT
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Practical Intelligence: The Art and Science of Common Sense

Practical Intelligence: The Art and Science of Common Sense

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Karl Albrecht’s bestselling book Social Intelligence showed us how dealing with people and social situations can determine success both at work and in life. Now, in this groundbreaking book Practical Intelligence, Albrecht takes the next step and explains how practical intelligence (PI) qualifies as one of the key life skills and offers a conceptual structure for defining and describing common sense.

Throughout Practical Intelligence, Albrecht explains that people with practical intelligence can employ language skills, make better decisions, think in terms of options and possibilities, embrace ambiguity and complexity, articulate problems clearly and work through to solutions, have original ideas, and influence the ideas of others. Albrecht shows that everyone’s PI skills can be improved with proper education and training and challenges all of us—from parents and teachers to executives and managers—to upgrade our own skills and help others develop their own PI abilities.

Karl Albrecht’s bestselling book Social Intelligence showed us how dealing with people and social situations can determine success both at work and in life. Now, in this groundbreaking book Practical Intelligence, Albrecht takes the next step and explains how practical intelligence (PI) qualifies as one of the key life skills and offers a conceptual structure for defining and describing common sense.

Throughout Practical Intelligence, Albrecht explains that people with practical intelligence can employ language skills, make better decisions, think in terms of options and possibilities, embrace ambiguity and complexity, articulate problems clearly and work through to solutions, have original ideas, and influence the ideas of others. Albrecht shows that everyone’s PI skills can be improved with proper education and training and challenges all of us—from parents and teachers to executives and managers—to upgrade our own skills and help others develop their own PI abilities.

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