Critical Thinking Skills

A recent study of executives showed that their number one concern is not having people with the critical thinking skills to fill the corner offices.

Another study showed that the average American student shows zero increase in critical thinking skills after four years of college. Whoa! No wonder employers are worried!

But critical thinking has to be more than a vague buzzword, and that starts by knowing what it is and isn’t.

Critical thinking is not about what you know, but how you think. It’s the systematic attempt to avoid errors in reasoning, especially errors that creep in because of our own biases and preferences. Everybody has those biases, but a critical thinker knows how to counter them effectively.

Done right, critical thinking can be the secret weapon that allows for massive effectiveness and powerful results and returns for your organization, and for your career.

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