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Twofer Tuesday: On Mental Models and Keeping the Faith

Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday! We often share resources like this —

Think Well: The Power of Mental Models

The mind is a complex thing. If we want to harness its power (and I, for one, want to!), it helps to understand how the brain operates, so we can work with it rather than against it.

This article offers insight into how Charlie Munger and other leading thought experts use their grey matter. Rather than learning by rote, the key, according to Munger, is to hang our ideas on a latticework of mental models, drawing on vivid examples to help trigger and apply them in our work and daily lives.

Read: Creating a Latticework of Mental Models

Recalibrating Your Professional Compass

I’m proud and grateful to say that my latest book, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, is being well received. Yet the book almost failed to come to fruition.

As I write in my article on what went wrong and what I learned about the book-writing process, which is reprinted in The Art Of, “This isn’t just about getting things done, nor is it just about scaling up impact (although both these things happen). It’s about creating the resilience and momentum to help you trust yourself and keep faith in your project.”

Read: I Came This Close To Giving Up … Here’s Why I Didn’t

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