Automatic thinking – Is the form of thinking that is fast, effortless and associative. An example would be looking at someones face and intuitively deciding whether they are happy or sad, friendly or unfriendly. These decisions come very quickly to your mind and you then act on those decisions. Most people use this mode of thinking most of the time.
Deliberative thinking – Is the form of thinking that is slow, effortful and reflective. An example would be calculate 42×17=? You need to engage deliberate thinking to find the answer. Most people think of themselves as primarily deliberative thinkers however most of the time we are not engaging this mode.
System 1 thinking – Nobel prize laureate Daniel Kahneman describes automatic thinking as System 1 thinking. The fast, effortless thinking. The thinking we do most of the time
System 2 thinking – Nobel prize laureate Daniel Kahneman describes deliberative thinking as System 2 thinking. The slow, effortful, reflective thinking. The thinking we think we do most of the time but don’t.
Mental model thinking – When we think we tend to use concepts, categories, sterotypes, experiences from of self or others to form mental models. These mental models help process the vast amount of data surrounding us so we can make sense of the world. Mental models are an effective tool in speeding up our thinking but they are not always useful
Social thinking – Individuals are social animals who are influenced by social preferences, social networks and social norms. Most care about what those around them are doing and how they fit into the group. The view that people are self-regarding, autonomous decision makers is no longer valid and
Important Behavioural Resources
Thinking, fast and slow – Daniel Kahneman
Subliminal: The revolution of the new unconscious and what it teaches us about ourselves – Leonard Mlodinow
Predictably irrational – Dan Ariely
Drive – The surprising truth about what motivates us – Dan Pink
Brain rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school – John Medina
Hooked: How to build habit forming products – Nir Eyal
Conscious decision making: Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i3AiOS4nCE
Passionate Leadership – Emotional leaders make the difference real! Bruce Rosengarten
Team of Teams – Stanley McCrystal
Winning – Jack Welch
Extreme Ownership – Leif Babin and Jocko Wilink