If descriptive thinking blinds your organization to critical and creative thinking, then Power Point is the drug of choice for continuing the reductionist and highly tacticized mentality across an organization that fears uncertainty.
Dale Carnegie Rudyard Kipling, from "The Elephant's Child" in This is an Index to an expanding database of over 5000 full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, debates and interviews.
This site has a useful set of communication links and is updated every two weeks.
attributed to various speakers Each section can almost stand alone, and Section XI Structured Analytic Techniques has a large variety of tools/techniques for overcoming mind-sets including 9 Step Cultural Methodology and String of Pearls tool and Analysis of Competing Hypotheses and a passel of others - for example, "deception detection." "In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds -- and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize." This style guide serves three main purposes: First, the guide introduces a uniform style and procedure of writing that will be implemented university-wide.
Second, the guide provides University students with a user-friendly reference for effective communication that they can refer to when they return to the operating forces.
In practice, this requires two commitments that are rarely met.