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Throwback Thursday: 4 thinking routines for perspective-taking

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As you may or may not know, I’ve recently had Covid (and you can probably hear it in my voice) I’m taking some time to recover. 

So as we’re approaching 50 episodes, I thought I would take the time today to revisit an episode from the back catalogue.

Today we’re revisiting an episode all about thinking routines that you can use for perspective-taking. This episode first aired in July 2021.

It takes a deep dive into what perspective-taking is, and why it matters.

Then I look at 4 essential perspective-taking thinking routines that you can use in your programmes – from the ever-so-useful Step Inside (one of my all-time faves), to new thinking routine Step In Step Out Step Back, via Circle of Viewpoints and little-known thinking routine Point of View.

If you are leading any type of programme with groups then you need to have a perspective-taking thinking routine in your repertoire.

As I say in this episode, perspective-taking is a crucial skill for all types of relationships – both professional and personal.

And I believe we have a responsibility to encourage perspective-taking – In doing so, we might not only serve our audiences better, but also model a kinder society.

Don’t forget to check out the free perspective-taking resources on my website too.


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Ellen Galinsky ‘Mind in the Making’

Free Perspective-Taking Resources Step Inside, Step In Step Out Step Back, Point of View and Circle of Viewpoints