Archive for the ‘Tactics and techniques’ Category

THE LATE INSOO KIM BERG WAS A DOLPHINTHINKER’S DOLPHIN. ABOVE ALL, SHE WANTED REAL SOLUTIONS FOR HER THERAPY CLIENTS, AND SHE WANTED THEM NOW

The therapist was a tiny woman with dark, closely cropped hair, magnetic eyes and a ready, inviting smile. Her name was Insoo Kim Berg. She was born in Korea, came to the U.S. in 1957 to study and stayed.
The person closest to her was her husband, a jazz-musician-turned-psychotherapist named Steve de Shazer. She persuaded [...]

ONE’A EBOOK, TWO’A EBOOK, THREE’A EBOOK. AT LEAST, THERE WILL BE THREE NEW EBOOKS UP ONCE STRATEGY OF THE DOLPHIN  IS READY FOR THE DIGITAL SERVICES

In the past few weeks, we’ve put two of our three most high-profile print-issued books dealing with the brain and thinking skills online as eBooks and are getting close to uploading the third.
If you didn’t see our e-mail announcements of this activity, we’ve made it easy to arrange for purchase on any of the major [...]

TIT FOR TAT: SOME DOLPHIN-LIKE TIPS ON DEALING WITH THE PLANET’S ‘MOST DISHONEST SPECIES’

When you are using Tit for Tat as a strategy for dealing with people, you always cooperate on the first move. After that, you respond in kind. If your counterpart in an interaction cooperates in the next move or round, then you cooperate too. And hopefully, ever after.
But if the other party defects, you immediately [...]

JARRING LOOSE THE LEAP!  OFTEN
HAS A LOT IN COMMON WITH POPPING “THE MIRACLE QUESTION”

No one remembered exactly when it happened, or how. This in itself was a bit strange since there were almost surely several witnesses in that psychological therapy practice office in Milwaukee that day—whichever day it was—in the 1980s. And these were not just ordinary lookers-on. They were trained observers: licensed mental health professionals. They were [...]

BASKETBALL MAY BE JUST SO MUCH BOOLA BOOLA TO A LOT OF FOLKS. BUT IF YOU STUDY THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MAKING THE LEAP, WHAT KENTUCKY’S JOHN CALIPARI IS ATTEMPTING IS WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON

One of the things that makes sports competition so compelling is that it is all about leaping, all the time.
You don’t have to wait forever to know who leapt well and who didn’t. Sports games usually have time limits. When time is up, the game is over, and unless there’s a tie, there is [...]

IF YOU’VE GOT A DOLPHIN SMILE AND A DOLPHIN IDEA, WITH A LITTLE DOLPHIN ENTERPRISE, YOU CAN GET SOME GOOD MEDIA EXPOSURE

You can see how it’s done if you’ll go here. One of our favorite dolphinthinkers, Carlos Salum, founder of Salum International Resources (SIR), a management consulting firm based in Huntersville, NC, has a knack for providing authoritative answers to questions from reporters. Do it once and you’ll likely get to do it again. Carlos has [...]

THE AGENDA FOR MAKING THE LEAP! :
What to Do Now, wHAT TO DO Next
and wHAT TO DO Nevermore

Entropy is easy. One just has to sit idle on the sidelines for entropy to prevail. But syntropy (the famed “negative entropy” essential for living systems) takes intelligence and work.
But work at what?
I’ve just spent a couple of hours thinking about good mental habits for people who want to be the most effective [...]

JACK PALANCE’S CHARACTER ABSOLUTELY HAD THE RIGHT IDEA IN INSISTING THAT ONE THING LOOMS OVER ALL ELSE IN MAKING SUCCESSFUL LEAPS

On her blog, “She Writes,” Julie Luek commented the other day on how important it is to know your purpose if you want to succeed at making the leap consistently as a writer or in any other endeavor.
Here’s how she introduced the idea:
“One of my favorite movie scenes is from the film City Slickers. In [...]

IF YOU ARE THINKING LIKE A DOLPHIN, SOME OF THE BEST CLUES THAT IT IS TIME TO CHANGE HAPPEN AROUND THE BIFURCATION ZONE

As science fiction writer Greg Bear has described it, chaos is a force so roiled that it doesn’t respond to feedback.
Eventually, every wave of human activity—yours, mine, ours, theirs—is going to reach what many experts and commentators (including Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine; George Land, the author of Grow or Die; James Gleick in [...]

AN ANTI-BRAIN-BIAS CHECKLIST
TO IMPROVE OUR THINKING BY HELPING
US LOOK BEFORE WE LEAP!

Ever since reading Dr. Atul Gawande’s bestselling book, The Checklist Manifesto, I’ve thought a great deal about the value of using checklists to help make complicated things more manageable and dependable—more safe and trustworthy.
Gawande was the driving force behind the compilation of a single, one-page checklist of 19 items to help hospitals reduce the surgical [...]