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Think-ercise!® books-puzzles

Mind building products to help children follow their instincts to success.
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Brain Scratchers


Solving puzzles is fun. Creating them is even more fun – and a lot tougher. Here's a book of how-to's that helps kids design their own crossword and hidden puzzles – even maze games. Critical thinking and creative skills are given a subtle workout while painlessly increasing vocabulary and word skills. Age level: 9 and up.
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Do-It-Yourself Critical & Creative Thinking


Guide adventurous minds in to writing original stories with this cleverly illustrated sci-fi how-to. Uncomplicated reading about the incredible provides structure for tackling imaginative creations including everything from building a BEM (bug-eyed monster) to dealing with time warps. Synectics come into play in selecting from the cosmic-creature poster. Book and 24 do-it-yourself cards lead to individualized or group adventures writing, drawing, building and designing. Age level: 12 and up.
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Kids never seem to tire of questions about Big Foot, the Bermuda Triangle or Atlantis. This book outlines theories about such unexplained phenomena, while opening the door for reader-supported conclusions. Stimulates interest in research, critical review of data and creative alternatives. Each segment is followed by a series of thought-provoking exercises that develop thinking skills. Age level: 9 and up.
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Geography Quizzles


Dust off the atlas for this one. Of course, answers are thoughtfully supplied for ours; it's your own “quizzles” you'd better be prepared to defend! High-interest extension activities enhance critical and creative thinking skills. Age level: 9 and up.
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Getting Kids Ready to Take on the World


Packed with practical tips for teaching and parenting preschoolers.
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Lessons 'n Logic


This text becomes a course in creative problem solving, teaching methodologies for developing untapped processes for generating and testing new ideas. It provides information needed for specific approaches to problem solving and offers practice through a series of highly motivating perplexities. Age level: 12 and up.
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Locker Room Logic


There's more than one way to strengthen mental muscles. This book uses sports as a vehicle for practice with logic. Baseball, football, swimming and basketball situations become problems perplexing enough to give student logicians an intellectual workout. All solutions are thoroughly analyzed. Age level: 12 and up.
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Risk Taking


“If a group begins to criticize a close friend, what would you do?” Skillfully developed questions help students ponder and practice making decisions with good judgment. Kids objectively evaluate information; activities put thinking into action: writing, researching, debating issues, conducting surveys and more. Age level: 12 and up.

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Conation Nation Symposium is designed for all fans of conation ...whether you're new to the Kolbe System™ or you've been a Certified Consultant for years, you will find valuable applications for your business and your life. This event is dedicated to cultivating conation, deepening knowledge and inspiring action while building a collaborative community.

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Kolbe Certification™

Kolbe Certification is an immersive three-day training program that provides organizational leaders, management consultants and professional coaches an in-depth understanding of the Kolbe System™ and foundational theory. This highly interactive learning experience covers the tools and knowledge needed to become an in-house or independent Kolbe specialist.

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Kolbe WAREwithal® is the first and only software tool that will tell you the profitability of your current resources as well as the consequence of working with the status quo versus making changes.

WAREwithal predicts -- with 92% accuracy -- the value a team effort will add to your bottom line.

WAREwithal takes the bottom-line information and provides managers an accurate forecast of a work team's return on effort. WAREwithal will gauge the sustainable viability of the company by giving managers conclusive assessments of a team's profitability, goal attainment, efficiency, and congruency.

You may be unwittingly mismanaging resources. Although your employees may be perfectly suited for their jobs, your organization can still face challenges for the future growth if you have the right people in the right jobs, but in the wrong organizational combination. Errors in team building can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, profitability and resources.

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