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Adaptive thinking strategy

Adaptive thinking strategy

Adaptive thinking is changing your usual behaviour quickly in response to an unexpected situation.

A simple strategy to follow:

  • Understand the complexity of the problem you are facing
  • Be attentive so you can recognize immediately a change in the environment
  • Implement a new strategy based on the new changes with calmness.

Become comfortable with uncomfortable situations. Understand that you can never fully prepare and there will always be something you don't know how to do.

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Plan in advance how you envision a task. For example, if you need to talk with a new client, write down everything you need to become successful. Think about all the details and imagine doing the task in your head.

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