The Thinking Quadrant: Turning Daydreams Into Strategies

Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” Since we are thinking, Descartes asserted, we must certainly exist. But it is also true: I think better, therefore I become better. Effective thinking is the strong foundation for everything that happens. It’s where dreams and plans begin. Thinking casts a vision and then comes up with a…

The Learning Quadrant: Being Intentional with Your Intellect

“The illiterate of the 21st Century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Alvin Toffler said that in his book Powershift…in 1991. I believe it is still true today. But how many people intentionally improve their learning skills? In today’s fast-changing environment, there’s really no choice—to…

The Performance Quadrant: Reaching New Heights of Success

Growth is good. Being able to grow in multiple areas of your life is exceptional. Getting better in all four areas of the Potential Matrix—performing, learning, thinking, and reflecting—is a powerful strategy for overall improvement. But you don’t maximize one area unless you’re advancing in the others as well. Combined, all four create a powerful…