HBR Guide to Critical Thinking

  • 4h 17m 7s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Tackle complex situations with critical thinking.

You're facing a problem at work. There are many ways you can approach the situation, but each comes with its own pros and cons. How do you sort through all the information so that you know you're taking the right path?

The answer is in how you think. The HBR Guide to Critical Thinking will help you navigate your most challenging issues, from difficult problems to tough decisions to complex scenarios. By carefully observing the situation, gathering information, inviting other perspectives, and analyzing what's in front of you, you can move forward with confidence while building this crucial leadership skill. You'll learn how to: question your assumptions; keep an open mind to opposing viewpoints; sidestep cognitive biases; use data—when appropriate; grow comfortable with ambiguity; and find innovative and creative solutions.

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

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In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: What Is Critical Thinking?
  • Chapter 1 - Improve Your Critical Thinking at Work An Interview Helen Lee Bouygues Curt Nickisch
  • Chapter 2 - Beware the Urgency Trap By Jesse Sostrin
  • Chapter 3 - Act Like a Scientist By Stefan Thomke and Gary W. Loveman
  • Chapter 4 - To Change the Way You Think, Change the Way You See By Adam Brandenburger
  • Chapter 5 - Are You Solving the Right Problems? By Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
  • Chapter 6 - Write a Better Problem Statement By Daniel Markovitz
  • Chapter 7 - Zoom in, Zoom Out By Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Chapter 8 - Critical Thinking Starts with Careful Questioning By John Coleman
  • Chapter 9 - Four Types of Questions to Achieve Four Different Goals By Tom Pohlmann and Neethi Mary Thomas
  • Chapter 10 - Think Critically About Your Data By Eric Haller and Greg Satell
  • Chapter 11 - Stop Asking "Why" and Start Asking "How" By Alan H. Palmer
  • Chapter 12 - A New Way to Become More Open-Minded By Shane Snow
  • Chapter 13 - Disrupt Your Thinking by Involving Other People By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
  • Chapter 14 - Disagreement Doesn't Have to Be Divisive By Francesca Gino
  • Chapter 15 - When Group Discussion Backfires By Joshua Becker, Douglas Guilbeault, and Edward "Ned" Smith
  • Chapter 16 - Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy By Christine M. Riordan
  • Chapter 17 - Three Ways to Improve Your Decision-Making By Walter Frick
  • Chapter 18 - How Successful Leaders Think By Roger L. Martin
  • Chapter 19 - Fooled by Experience By Emre Soyer and Robin M. Hogarth
  • Chapter 20 - How to Stop Overthinking By Melody Wilding
  • Chapter 21 - How to Make Rational Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
  • Chapter 22 - The Power of Self-Reflection By James R. Bailey and Scheherazade Rehman
  • Chapter 23 - Train Your Brain to Manage Information By Srini Pillay
  • Chapter 24 - Apply Critical Thinking to Your Learning By Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis