Futures Thinking, Learning, and Leading: Applying Multiple Intelligences to Success and Innovation

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Futures Thinking, Learning, and Leading: Applying Multiple Intelligences to Success and Innovation explores the extent to which our thinking, learning, and leading are influenced and shaped by the future. In the process, professionals and organizations are classified into three basic types: future-oriented, future-poised, and future-driven. The last group typically includes divergent and convergent thinking and planning and routinely integrates, rather than separates, thinking, learning, and leading. The net results are the new norms of anticipatory management, holistic 360-degree forecasting and planning, and the productivity of innovation. Finally, leading has to epitomize the whole—it must be alive to the future and understand and incorporate into decision making how the future itself thinks, behaves, and learns. Buchen provides: · a comprehensive survey of contemporary work environments · an evaluation of their future learning and unlearning training systems · a series of recommendations for developing a future-driven organization and workforce Also, Futures Thinking, Learning, and Leading identifies innovation strategies and the major new thinking systems, describes the steep learning and leading curves of the 21st century, and explores transition training. This book is suitable for business leaders and managers, human resource professionals, personnel recruiters, professional trainers and coaches, and colleges and professors of business.

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Buchen illustrates via examples, stories, metaphors, and similes and uses first-person point of view to invite reader engagement and aid comprehension. Recommended.
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Arguing that there are multiple intelligences, he discusses management, human learning and human capital, and innovation. This book is intended for professionals in business, human resources, and personnel recruiting.
Buchen illustrates via examples, stories, metaphors, and similes and uses first-person point of view to invite reader engagement and aid comprehension. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578863549
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Irving H. Buchen is Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of International Programs for IMPAC University, a member of the doctoral business faculty of Capella University, a Senior Principal of Canis Learning Systems, and training editor of The Futurist, the official publication of the World Future Society.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Section I: Defining a New Future Chapter 2 Disturbing the Future: Millenarian Ignorance and Arrogance Chapter 3 Future Agendas: The Science Fiction Model Chapter 4 Shaping Future Agendas: The Futurists' Model Chapter 5 "The Great Convergence": Visionary Illusion or Megatrend Chapter 6 Putting Forecasts on Trial Chapter 7 Overview of Future-Driven Applications Chapter 8 The Anticipatory Servant Leader Chapter 9 Proactive Management of Human Capital Chapter 10 Chief Learning Officers as Leaders of Universities: Redundant? Or Renewing? Chapter 11 Transition Training as Future Training Chapter 12 Anticipatory Performance Review Chapter 13 Future Management Metamorphosis: Employees as Managers Chapter 14 Testing -Embedded Training: Predictive Metrics Chapter 15 Work Covenants as Progressive Empowerment Chapter 16 Learning Theory-Therapy Crossover: A Future Training Direction? Part 17 Section II: FTLL, Multiple Intelligences, and Learning Diversity Chapter 18 Progressive and Circular Problem Solving Chapter 19 Multiple Intelligences, Cognitive Science, and Genetics Chapter 20 The Optimal Taxonomy of Human Learning Capacity Chapter 21 Multiple Intelligences and Human Control Chapter 22 Executive Coaches and Trusted Advisors: Leveraged Influence, Leadership Paranoia, and MBA Guidance Chapter 23 Understanding and Multiple Portals Chapter 24 Diagnostically Driven Training Chapter 25 Multiple Intelligences Application: Learning Success Center Chapter 26 The Multimodal Journey of Managers Chapter 27 Business Applications of Multiple Intelligences Part 28 Section III: Innovation Chapter 29 Innovation Rites of Passage Chapter 30 Creative Thresholds Chapter 31 Radical Breakthroughs Chapter 32 Innovation Training Chapter 33 Breaking Up Innovation Log Jams Chapter 34 Balancing Innovation and Standards Chapter 35 Imitation, Intuition, and Innovation

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