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In our fast-paced, multi-tasking world it is easy to get swept away by the latest gadget or gadfly and ignore our most important resource: our capacity to think critically.  Maxwell believes that successful people think differently and has developed practical and elegant prescriptions for a range of thinking challenges, including:  when you are stuck in the weeds and need to get the big picture, when you can’t get out of the box and need to be creative, when you are faced with what seems like impossibilities.  Those are few of the issues that he tackles that I especially like, but he has many more.

“Learning how to master the process of thinking well leads you to productive thinking.  If you can develop the discipline of good thinking and turn it into a lifetime habit, then you will be productive all of your life.  Once you’ve created, shaped, stretched, and landed your thoughts, then flying them can be fun and easy.”


Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.