The Art of Insight: How to Have More AHA! Moments

  • 2h 29m
  • Charles Kiefer, Malcolm Constable
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2013

We have all experienced it: the jolt of an insight arriving like a thunderclap, the metaphorical light bulb over your head as you drive to work, take a shower, or unload the dishwasher. These all-too-elusive “aha moments” come sporadically and without warning. But what if insights could be accessed more reliably in everyday life? Charles Kiefer and Malcolm Constable have the tools to make this possibility a reality.

Based on the authors’ years of research, reflection, and experiences with colleagues, friends, and business clients, The Art of Insight presents practical methods for recognizing and cultivating an insight state of mind. All too often, decision making is a forced experience that promotes recycling of old ideas and old ways of thinking. Kiefer and Constable’s Insight Thinking Methods are designed to foster fresh thoughts and perspectives. But this is not a rigid set of rules—it’s a creative pursuit. Guided by their user-friendly practices and helpful exercises—both in the book and online—you’ll develop your own personal approach to cultivating a mindset where insights come readily so that new or longstanding problems are solved with confidence and ease.

It is the simple truth that one insight can change your life, and the next can change your organization or even the world. A go-to-guide that can make the complicated effortless, The Art of Insight offers a path to becoming a more effective thinker and decision maker.

About the Authors

Charles Kiefer is the founder of Innovation Associates, whose programs and services in insight, entrepreneurial thinking and learning-based change permanently improve a large organization’s ability to innovate.

Malcolm Constable is an accomplished writer and entrepreneur who has been using insight thinking methods for the past five years with clients in the boardroom and on the golf course.

In this Book

  • What is Insight?
  • The Insight State of Mind
  • Insight Listening
  • Thinking into and Out of an Insight-State of Mind
  • Insight in Practice
  • The Art of Insight in Organizations
  • Life in an Insight State