- Title: Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization
- Author: Daniel Patrick Forrester
- Released: 2011-01-18
- Pages: 256
- ISBN: 0230106072
- ISBN13: 978-0230106079
- ASIN: 0230106072
"Daniel Forrester has sliced through the paradox of our time: while the world seems to want you to go ever faster and keep up with ever more, it actually rewards you for being insightful and for doing work with meaning. I know it's hard to slow down to read this, but you should." —Seth Godin, author of Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
"CONSIDER buying this book; then buy it, read it, and live it. Daniel Forrester has done a terrific job of laying out the problems, pitfalls and disasters of today's action-driven, 24/7, email-overloaded workplace—and offers breath-catching reporting and proven examples of the value and rewards of reflection and THINK TIME. Based on in-depth research and personal interviews with many of America's top business, social, military, and cultural leaders; CONSIDER will change how you work, how you run your business, how you live your life." —Dennis Wholey, Host and Executive Producer, PBS-TV’s THIS IS AMERICA and author of The Courage to Change and Why Do I Keep Doing That?
"Daniel Forrester singles out what is potentially the largest opportunity for corporations and governments of our time: the power of deep reflection at all levels of the organization. Through persuasive and insightful examples he provides evidence that more and better think time is a value creating proposition. He also contributes useful recommendations to actually implement think time habits in your organizations. Anyone in the corporate world should read this book; it may transform your company." —Sergio A. Pernice, MBA Director and Professor of Organizational Design and Financial Engineering and Risk Management, UCEMA Business School, Argentina
“In a very readable interesting book Daniel Forrester captures the essence of an organization’s power to grow and prosper in both good and bad times. If you are serious about growing your organization in these turbulent times do yourself a favor; Buy, read and act on Daniel Forrester’s recommendations.” —Peggie O'Neill, Co-Founder and Former Director of Loyalty Management University, Host of Passionate Leaders Powerful People (TV Show), and Director of Prayer Power Worldwide"Forrester's book practices what it preaches by taking you--slowly and with great care--inside the pauses, downtimes and sheer zoning-outs that trigger most creative thinking. Better yet, Daniel provides ample ammunition for anybody looking to listen to that inner voice that says, "I just don't know and NEED to think about this longer!" A great book for a time in which too many of us pull back from the data deluge, clinging to unshakable beliefs instead of exercising our minds. Bottom line: free your time and the rest will follow." —Thomas P.M. Barnett, Author and strategist "Dan Forrester makes a point that is so incredible, it defies belief. Put simply, CEO’s and other topmost management executives spend so little time thinking. The irony is that this state of affairs is understandable. CEOs are activist; they do things. But many of the things they do would produce greater results if they spent more time thinking before they take action. Best of all, he shows how to do it: a disciplined approach to the totality of the management function—think first, then act." —Harold Burson, Founder Chairman, Burson-Marsteller
About the Author
Daniel Patrick Forrester is a management consultant with over fifteen years experience leading complex strategy and technology evolution engagements for senior executives from Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and federal government organizations. Current and past clients include: Verizon, Sallie-Mae, Sprint, Dow Chemical, FMC Corporation, The Department of Homeland Security, The Library of Congress, The Congressional Research Service, and the United States Marine Corps. Forrester is frequently in demand as a public speaker at organizations such as The Brookings Institute and the top-ranked Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is currently a Director and Executive within Sapient Government Services, a subsidary of Sapient Corporation.pdf