NTOA Forums Strategic Leadership SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership II: Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking & Decision Making Have you ever worked with a supervisor that always had an answer before looking into an issue? If yes, take a few minutes to discuss what type of thinking was the supervisor using (Divergent or Convergent)? Reply To: Have you ever worked with a supervisor that always had an answer before looking into an issue? If yes, take a few minutes to discuss what type of thinking was the supervisor using (Divergent or Convergent)?

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Jon Thompson
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Absolutely. This particular sergeant always had an answer before the entire problem was presented and quite often, the initial solution was incorrect because he didn’t have all of the facts. A prime example of divergent thinking, he is a self-described “dinosaur” and admits that change is difficult for him.