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Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate and Professional Differences by Philippe Rosinski

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Chapter 10How to Leverage Modes of Thinking

How do you think?

Deductive/Inductive—Analytical/Systemic

Deductive: Emphasize concepts, theories, and general principles. Then, through logical reasoning, derive practical applications and solutions.

Inductive: Start with experiences, concrete situations, and cases. Then, using intuition, formulate general models and theories.

Analytical: Separate a whole into its constituent elements. Dissect a problem into smaller chunks.

Systemic: Assemble the parts into a cohesive whole. Explore connections between elements and focus on the entire system.

To reach the truth, you need once in your life to get rid of habitual ways of thinking and rebuild the whole system of knowledge.

—René Descartes

The seventeenth-century ...

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