Breakthrough Thinker


Three Meta-functions of the Mind


By: John Adair the author of Decision Making and Problem Solving




Separating a whole into its constituent parts.  Analytical thinking is closely related to logical step-by-step reasoning. Logic has two main parts: deduction (inferring from the general to the particular; the process of deducing a conclusion from what is known or assumed) and induction (inferring or verifying a general law of principle from the observation of particular instances).




Synthesizing and Imagining

Putting or placing things together to make a whole. You can do it physically or mentally (imagining).  >>>





Judging people, establishing success criteria, evaluating, appraising performance and so on. In all valuing there is an objective element and a subjective one. What you actually value depends very largely upon your environment and culture.