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O2E CEO Warren Buffett spends 80% of his time thinking. Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, makes his executives devote 10% of their day, or 4 hours per week, to thinking. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are both well known for taking week-long 'thinking' retreats. 

In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline demonstrates that the quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, entrepreneurs and business people who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the most successful and innovative practices and businesses in the world. 

In this audiobook, Nancy Kline shares 10 effective ways to help people think innovatively, and with rigour. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question, and that a key factor in the quality of a person's thinking is how they are treated by the people around them, to the importance of appreciation, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful 'Thinking Environment', whether for two people, a start-up, or a larger organisation.

©2009 Nancy Kline (P)2017 Octopus Publishing Group

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"As we make sense of change in the 21st century, a deep understanding of the Thinking Environment should be part of every leadership development programme. It intrinsically values the contribution and humanity of each person, and drives team effectiveness. Its power is evident in higher quality relationships, as well as in shorter, smarter meetings." (Rosemary Grant, Statutory Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical UK)

"When you change the way you think, you change everything. In my work and my life the Thinking Environment has made all the difference." (Scott Farnsworth, President, SunBridge Inc., USA)

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Just breathtaking

Nancy Kline’s original book Time to Think was eye opening in so many ways and I wondered if this would come up to the mark. It was absolutely excellent, eloquent, poignant and heartfelt. If you want to help the world be a better place one person or organisation at a time you would do well to start here. This is a call to action to treat everyone with the respect they deserve as incredible individuals with untold and undiscovered capability. Just loved it, inspirational. Thanks Nancy.

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  • 07-11-20

Some very useful techniques and guidelines

The book contains some valuable techniques for encouraging thinking, and is worth listening to for those. However, it extremely padded out as it could all be explained in 10% of the length of this book. Actually, I found it is made harder to take in because it is so spread out, and therefore needs taking notes along the way to then piece together the actual set of techniques, which is a fairly small set. I also found the narration distracting because she pauses for a long time every 2-3 words throughout the whole book, and she also speaks very softly such that it is on the edge of being a whisper.

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Brilliant book for every leader for better results

Give yourself time to be interested in another person and get better results and happier life.

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Brilliant and beautiful

This is a gorgeous book. Inspiring and really useful on a practical level too. Listening to Nancy Kline narrate it is a joy. I would recommend it for, well everyone really!

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Brilliant book!

Brilliant book! I just couldn’t stop listening. If only I could say all that I feel... but it’s better you see for yourself. When it comes to this book, you are the expert.

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Narrator was boring and material slow predictable

I tried to listen to this but needed to speed it up so as not to become bored. The book didn't give me any real insight and I was very disappointed.

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Excellent!

I finished it and wanted to start again. I slowed from my usual speed to savour the words.

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slow and repetitive

struggled to finish it. i found the pace and points in the book to be slow and repetitive

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A very good book! Highly recommended read for executive coaches!

An excellent resource for coaches. Highly recommended read for executive coaches! Good book. Good author

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The cheesiest thing I've ever encountered

And just when I though it couldn't be any worse, the performance actually did makes it worse

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  • Charlie :)
  • 23-09-20

I just did not enjoy this book. :(

I'm sorry to have to give someone a 1 star. I think others may like this kind of book but for me there was not substance. Lots of discussion on how great the information is but little to know new information. Lots of sizzle but not much steak. If you are looking for light puffy psychology in sound bites you might like this book. Kinda like a chicken soup type of book then you might like this one. It just was not for me and I felt lke the advice given was not good or counter to what I see as productive information.

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  • 24-02-20

Transforming.

Having first read Time to Think this was just necessary follow up. It was interesting to learn about values from a different perspective.

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  • 01-12-19

Thought-provoking

I read is slowly because it gave me so much to mull over, and practise in my life as I was reading it. I think it has changed the way I interact with the world and helped me to understand how to connect better with others.

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  • H. A. Harper
  • 12-02-19

Exceptional.

This is a life changing practice. The simplicity of this book masks its true (R)evolutionary content. A must read for all leaders. Especially parents!