Practical Intelligence: The Art and Science of Common Sense

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2007 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
Karl Albrecht’s bestselling book Social Intelligence showed us how dealing with people and social situations can determine success both at work and in life. Now, in this groundbreaking book Practical Intelligence, Albrecht takes the next step and explains how practical intelligence (PI) qualifies as one of the key life skills and offers a conceptual structure for defining and describing common sense.

Throughout Practical Intelligence, Albrecht explains that people with practical intelligence can employ language skills, make better decisions, think in terms of options and possibilities, embrace ambiguity and complexity, articulate problems clearly and work through to solutions, have original ideas, and influence the ideas of others. Albrecht shows that everyone’s PI skills can be improved with proper education and training and challenges all of us—from parents and teachers to executives and managers—to upgrade our own skills and help others develop their own PI abilities.

 

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Contents

The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 1 A PROBLEM AND AN OPPORTUNITY
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 2 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
25
The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 3 WHAT IS PRACTICAL INTELLIGENCE?
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 4 MENTAL SOFTWARE UPGRADE 1
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 5 MENTAL SOFTWARE UPGRADE 2
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 6 MENTAL SOFTWARE UPGRADE 3
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 7 MENTAL SOFTWARE UPGRADE 4
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 8 MEGASKILL 1
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 11 MEGASKILL 4
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 12 HOW TO BECOME AN EXPERT PROBLEM SOLVER
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 13 SUCCESS PROGRAMMING
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Appendix A Answers to Thinking Exercises
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Appendix B FIFTY TIPS FOR BETTERTHINKING
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Appendix C AVOCABULARY FOR PRACTICAL INTELLIGENCE
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Appendix D A CODE OF INTELLIGENT DISCOURSE
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Appendix E LEARN TO MEDITATE IN ONE LESSON The Harvard Mantra
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 9 MEGASKILL 2
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The Art and Science of Common Sense Chapter 10 MEGASKILL 3
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About the author (2007)

Karl Albrecht is a management consultant, executive advisor, futurist, speaker, and author. As chairman of Karl Albrecht International, he oversees the practical application of his ideas through consulting, seminars, and publishing. He is a prolific writer and the author of the bestselling Service America!, The Northbound Train, Brain Power, The Power of Minds At Work, and Social Intelligence.

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