Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) – Lesson #04 – Rate Your Own Level of Thinking …

In any highly competitive job environment the individual employee’s quality of thinking suggests his or her potential value to the employer. This value is the return on the payroll (ROP).

In business, one of the biggest opportunities for better return on payroll is engagement. Employees are engaged by their employers. Why? Because employers hire employees to pay attention to minding the shareholders’ business.

Salespeople are engaged by their customers. Why? Because customers choose salespeople who pay attention to meeting their expectations.

Engagement is all about attention and on the job, some employees pay more attention than others. In selling some salespeople pay more attention than others. Why is that? Because not everyone has the same level of thinking skills. Some thinkers manage their ATTENTION better than others.

According to GALLUP there are three types of employees: Engaged, Not-engaged and Actively Disengaged.

(In the Gallup Global Report Australia rated: 16% Engaged, 60% Not-Engaged and 14% Actively Disengaged).


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DFQ #04 : What comment can you make as a result of doing the 20 questions?

Tomorrow’s Lesson #5 – Memes, coronavirus, WOMBAT Selling and x10 your business

29 thoughts on “Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) – Lesson #04 – Rate Your Own Level of Thinking …

  1. I found some of the question difficult to relate to myself but will be interested to see results when reevaluating

  2. Scored 48. it will be really interesting to check my score again may be in half way through this course and again when I completed.

  3. As a scientist, we are somewhat trained to think outside of the box and look at as many consequences as possible (so things don’t go BOOM!). As a person, I like to think about other peoples opinions as their different experiences and outlooks may prove insightful. The 20 questions highlighted strengths and weaknesses that I hope this course can help me to improve.

  4. As I went through the questions I found myself reflecting on how training/experiences in the past which has enhanced my capabilities in particular areas i.e. the ability to see another person’s point of view. Will be interesting to re-test at the end of the course

    1. The questions are interesting. Much to consider when searching for an alternative.

  5. Actually telling yourself the real reason you thought you made a decision is a useful test of how you viewed the situation that led to it.

  6. Searching for possible alternatives even when you are satisfied is a interesting one and something I’m sure I don’t do too often. I really like “raise the quality of your decisions and raise the quality of your life”

  7. Interesting check list. I found it difficult to think of scenarios to help rate myself – an indication of lack of decision making?

  8. It will be interesting to see the result when I complete the self-audit again after the completion of the training, to see if I have improved my daily behaviour. I am very much a thinker and I like to reflect, however I worry that sometimes this can slow my thought processes down too much. My thoughts have wondered off to how others might see me – so I would like to know how someone else (that knows me well enough) would score how they see my behaviours.

  9. Scored 48, interesting to see how my day-to-day executing behaviour was reflected in the questions.

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