The mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
A leader depends on her ability to think clearly and creatively.
How do we sharpen our minds? Is simply reading the latest ideas enough? We believe that our minds need more practice at thinking wisely and creatively.
If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.
― Buckminster Fuller
To support that process, we have developed tools to assist us in training our minds to think in new ways based on time-tested wisdom.
We call these tools wisdom jigs because they help us to hold our minds and ideas in a productive new relationship just like a woodworking jig allows us to customize our tools to produce the results we want again and again. Eventually, we internalize these tools, but until then, we use jigs to train ourselves.
Here are some sample jigs to get you started: