In the book, Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind Kindle Edition, by Nancy Kline , the following principles are highlighted:
“One of the most valuable gifts we can offer each other is the framework in which to think for ourselves” – Nancy Kline
“The quality of everything we do relies on the quality of the thinking we do first.”
Uninterrupted thought solves problems faster
It is invaluable to have a thinking partner.
Most people think they listen well, but they rarely do – not at this level. Listening this way is a radical act.
The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In her book, Nancy Kline describes how we can achieve this, and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems, create bold strategies, or build stronger relationships, this approach offers a new world of possibilities.
From blue chip companies developing high-powered teams to individuals seeking seeking personal growth, a Thinking Environment has come to mean transformation of the highest quality.
We expand on this approach in our course on “Coaching tools, models and techniques”