Thinking Styles and Coaching
“Performance Coaching using Thinking Styles”
Performance coaching is different from executive
or personal coaching in its focus on specifically
improving performance by direct action. After
using Thinking Styles, Julie Crane, a potential
Olympic high jumper for the 2008 Olympics, not
only jumped a personal best, but she achieved it
under the stress of competition conditions.
Thinking Styles and Leadership
“Developing excellence in leadership”
County Council used Thinking Styles within its
leadership development programme to help their
leaders understand more about their individual
strengths and weaknesses, to accept how the
thinking style preferences of themselves and their
colleagues affected their working relationships
and to develop excellence in their quality of
Thinking Styles and Team-working
“Thinking Styles: a personal story"
This is one man’s personal journey towards turning
his dreams into reality helped by Thinking Styles.
Cognitive Team Roles
“Developing high performing teams”
Using Cognitive Team Roles helped a newly formed
team within the public sector to understand its
strengths and weaknesses. The team identified the
need to recruit an additional member of the team,
ensuring that they had the thinking style
preferences he other team members lacked.
“Management mentoring using Think Smart”
The principle of cognitive pairing underpins this
successful mentoring programme. Matching
similarities and differences in the thinking
styles of the participants leads to successful
mentoring relationships and lasting empathy
through shared values. Identifying peoples’
thinking style preferences using Think Smart was
the major factor in the programme’s success.