5 Steps to New Thinking
- Stop and Think
Determine what’s going on and what you are trying to accomplish.
Take time to reflect and set direction.
- Recognize Assumptions
Distinguish facts from opinions; check for implicit assumptions.
Make sure you are solving the right problem.
- Evaluate Information
What information is needed? Is it relevant/accurate?
Efficiently and objectively process information.
- Draw Conclusion
Does the conclusion fit the evidence? Achieve my goals?
Make sure the conclusion logically follows from the information.
- Plan of Action
Type of plan needed? Resources needed?
Have a plan to implement any decisions.