“Great Minds Think . . .Differently”
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Great Minds Think . . .Differently
DAMACentral Ohio ChapterJanuary 2007
Helping Technology Organizations Achieve Their Strategic Role in Business
Finding Your Mind:Word Pairs1a+2b-22a+1b-13a-1b+14a-1b+15a-2b+26a+2b-27a-1b+18a+2b-2
Finding Your Mind: DefinitionsDetail :
Finding Your Mind: Definitions + 1 each
DetailSpecific part of an idea or plan necessary to achieve the goal
FactSomething known to be indisputably true.
Plan Step-by-step outline of how to get something done or achieve a resultGoalWhat - Specified or intended end result of a course of action
IdeaThought for solving a problem or changing or initiating a course of action.
Small point; part of a total picture or larger whole
Truth as it relates to something true in given situation.
Set of related ideas that will, in the end, help achieve a goal.Why - Objective or purpose of achievements.
Concept or general stream of thinking.
Complimentsdown to earthproductivepragmaticefficientglobalinsightfulthoroughfarsighted
Horizontal ThinkingMaster message: find constantsContextual detailsRelationship to larger perspectiveWorks well in unstructured environmentsSees possibilities and benefits
Vertical ThinkingMaster message: find distinctionsSpecific detailsRelationship to practical realitiesWorks well in structured environmentsSees barriers and obstacles
Adjusting Your Approach (excerpt)
Participation StylesMyths about introversion / extraversionanti-social / socialshy / superficial
Truth about introversion / extraversion Source of energyProcess information
IntroversionSource of energy: internalProcess information: internal
Recharge by being alonePrefer smaller groups Need time to think before respondingPrefer written communicationWork well without interruption
ExtraversionSource of energy: externalProcess information: external
Energized by being with peopleTalk to process their thoughtsPrefer verbal communicationTend to create interruptions
Styles and ChangeIntroverted/VerticalThoughtful RealistsLets keep it!Introverted/HorizontalThoughtful and InnovativeLets think about it differently!Extraverted/VerticalAction-Oriented RealistsLets do it!Extraverted/HorizontalAction-Oriented, InnovativeLets change it!
ExerciseWhat do we value about our Quadrant?
What do we do that irritates other Quadrants especially our opposite?
What does the opposite Quadrant do that irritates us?
What do we value about the opposite Quadrant?What are the implications of these Quadrants for data management organizations?
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-- Whys and what ifs?-- With some background information?-- What could be happening?-- Going off on tangents?
-- Recurrence?-- The specific details of an event?
-- Maximize potential gain?
-- Add possibilities, directions?
-- To state the benefits?QuestionsHorizontal TendencyIdentifying HorizontalsIf so, I am likely a horizontal thinker. 1. Do I talk about 2. Do I start telling a story, problem, or idea 3. Am I more focused on 4. When the conversation drags, am I 5. Do I seem more concerned about losing 6. When confronted by a specific problem, am I more concerned about 7. Do I more easily forget 8. In a deal, am I more likely to 9. When working on a project, am I more likely to10. Is the fastest way to get my attention 1. Do I talk about 2. Do I start telling a story, problem, or idea 3. Am I more focused on 4. When the conversation drags, am I 5. Do I seem more concerned about losing 6. When confronted by a specific problem, am I more concerned about 7. Do I more easily forget 8. In a deal, am I more likely to 9. When working on a project, am I more likely to10. Is the fastest way to get my attentionQuestionsVertical TendencyIdentifying VerticalsIf so, I am likely a vertical thinker.-- whats and whens?-- with a conclusion?-- what is happening?-- getting hung on specific details?
-- elimination?-- the historical context of an event?
-- protect the downside?
-- eliminate actions, steps?
-- to state the problems?In your organization
Which Quadrant is dominant in terms of number of people?
What impact does this have on the teams change dynamics?
What would our organization be if we were all the same?