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Pivotal Thinking™ Creates Dimensions of Thought

“Pivotal Thinking Creates Dimensions of Thought—Effective Multi-Dimensional Leadership™ Use Pivotal Thinking strategies for Optimum Action.”
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Pivotal Thinking relies on the executive functions within the brain. When there is impairment or “lag” in these functions, decision making can be terrifying and difficult. Pivotal Thinking is affected by several functions. Here are a few:
  • Impulse control, an inability to delay gratification
  • Poor planning skills
  • Shallow concrete thinking dominates—literal expression rather than creative, deep
  • Poor adaptability skills
  • Difficulty following complicated step procedures
  • Uncertainty between cause and effect
  • Poor judgment
  • Lack of ability to apply what’s learned to new circumstances (CDC)
When these behaviors manifest in companies, organizations and families, we have a recipe for disaster. 

Please take a moment and write down an example you observed of poor executive skills in yourself and others. Part of our work together will be to master techniques to overcome these gaps.

The Pivotal Thinking method pushes aside conventional wisdom. Its process opens your leadership style to robust and thought-provoking proven methods, tactics, and non-judgmental ways to advance your people, processes, performance and profitability all founded “on purpose.” This becomes the gateway to innovation and creativity; ultimately it boosts performance!
Pivotal Thinking Genesis:
After coaching and training thousands of professionals, I tracked recurring career and personal themes. Why does one succeed and another crash?
Our work and learning environments are rife with noise and too many choices to process effectively. Today adults struggle with how to focus and perform effectively in work and social environments, especially if their executive thinking skills are overloaded. 
It’s not you; give yourself a break. There are too many distractions and set ups for failure. We’re reacting, not thinking in the ever demanding, do-more-with-less workplace environment. It relates to the raised awareness around attention deficit disorder (ADD). Often undetected in adults, the frenetic environments in which we must perform contribute to many symptoms of A.D.D. like lack of focus or short-term memory loss.
Identify these conditions
Coach Cubas’ Findings of observable behaviors:
  • Hostile and “tricky” work environments that drain you.
  • Short-term thinking without consideration of unintended consequences.
  • Bold disconnect between values and actions, and what is asked of us to do.
  • Costly reactive behavior rather than anticipatory expectations.
  • “ME” focus rather than for the “Good of the House”
  • Scarcity premise rather than abundant solutions
  • Lack of high emotional intelligence.
  • Innate “other orientation” and bias.
  • Conserve rather than exploit attitude.
  • Willing to take reasonable risk and experiment.
  • Provides team with all tools vital for success.
Seek out and engage with like-minded people to discover the formula that converts productivity into career satisfaction and performance.

What is the gap between influence and impact?
It is the space between thought and action. People who use Pivotal Thinking can turn quickly to maximize a sales opportunity or pitch of their ideas.
What is the difference between tenacious and stubborn?
How do you break the deadlock? It is useful to know when negotiating. What are you willing to leave on the table rather than stubbornly digging in not giving an inch (think U.S. Congress!)

  1. Focus on the objectives you identified to achieve the outcome. 
  2. Focus on the outcome you want to achieve.
Pivotal Thinking impacts these key functions:
  • Strategic thinking
  • Business development
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Language and vocabulary
  • Company messaging
  • Global perspective
  • Project management
This  introduction will open the possibilities for your to embrace Pivotal Thinking.
To learn more about how you can participate in a VMP™ (Virtual Mastermind Project).

Join like-minded people to discover the formula that converts productivity into career satisfaction and performance.


As a credentialed business coach and analyst, one of my primary functions is to work with individuals and company managers to clarify where they are presently, where they would like to advance, and what tools they have and need to achieve their desired outcome.

I use a variety of tools to assess perceptions including Platinum Rule instruments, my experience and training in assessing behavior. My preferred tool is the EQ-i®, emotional intelligence inventory. I have specialized training on the EQ-i® and DISC Inventories and access to multiple other sources including a company culture index. I prefer the EQ-i® because it is the least judgmental instrument I have found. It focuses on strengths and areas of development related to the goals set by the individual. For example, people are more likely to apply the EQ-i®’s information rather than label themselves by the Myers-Briggs categories.

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