Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) – Lesson #02 – The Solution …

The last lesson was about The Problem, the deficit in Human Thinking. Today’s lesson begins to look at – The Solution – which I have called, ‘software for your brain’. Click to watch the 15-min tutorial …

— This 15-min session was edited from Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson’s televised address with Zondwa Mandela (grandson of Nelson) to the Arab and African Youth Platform in Aswan, Egypt on 17 March, 2019.

The DFQ #02 (Daily Feedback Question) – ‘Leave your thought’ below and answer this question: What idea have you taken from this lesson that you can actually try to use today?

Tomorrow’s Lesson #03 – The Intelligence Trap.

LEAVE YOUR THOUGHT: Those who complete all ten DFQs in this training will get a personalised Lateral Thinking Certificate from the School of Thinking. After you’ve watched and thought about the tutorial session reply with your own answer to the DFQ. In our training for each lesson we have a DFQ – Daily Feedback Question. Usually reply with your own thoughtful answer to the question in around 25 words or so. There’s no ‘right’ answer. It’s meant to be a personal comment. Just leave your thought. You can also read the comments of the others. All the answers will be shared around.

142 thoughts on “Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) – Lesson #02 – The Solution …

  1. Practise stopping the thought process, examine the thought, i.e the current thinking, and check whether there is a better way of thinking. CVS2BVS. Practise looking for a BVS that is ten times better than the CVS. BVS=10*CVS.

    This takes some doing but it is definitely better than being a lazy thinker.

    Remember to keep on challenging oneself to escape from the CVS to a BVS.

  2. Switching from CVS to BVS thinking will help you think outside the box to help achieve or solve something that seems unachievable.

  3. Does fear play a part in keeping our brains in the CVS? Fear of being wrong? Familiarity with the CVS, and its defense? To break out of that box, to “escape from the CVS”, one needs to be brave enough to think of the better possible future. Quite exciting really! Stop! Escape!

  4. Right now, biased thinking is the comfortable place people go to when feeling no control, even though it’s not actually a good place to be. Switching that place to a much better place, requires some short term discomfort, but the reward is worth the effort.

  5. It’s great to remind people of their unconscious and conscious bias, and that we’re all wired to search for information that supports our opinion. I’ll try to actively take in some opinions today that I wouldn’t normally pay attention to.

  6. Make a habit to escape from my own point of view and switch CVS 2 BVS. From today I will practice CVS2BVS for all my decision making.

  7. Start with conscious switching so that eventually it will be unconscious – recognition of the process is the first step. Be brave and test out your BVS

  8. Considering that making mistakes is how we learn and improve- I know I need to be less afraid of making mistakes so that I don’t miss opportunities. Consciously thinking about what the BVS of a situation might be might help defuse some negative thinking.

  9. CVS to BVS means letting go of ego to consider if the alternative view to yours could possibly be better.

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