Critical Thinking

  • 6 Courses | 2h 31m 59s
  • 9 Books | 31h 48m
  • 8 Audiobooks | 36h 34m 15s
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The ability to think critically is more important than ever. Learn tips and strategies to develop this skill.

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Leveraging the Power of Analogical Thinking

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Leveraging the Power of Analogical Thinking
When struggling with a difficult problem, it’s easy to become hemmed in by traditional habitual thinking. Learning to leverage the power of analogical thinking allows you to think creatively and gain fresh insights through the exploration of unexpected similarities.In this course, you’ll learn what analogical thinking is, when it’s best used, and how to use it. You’ll also learn under what situations it can fail, and how to avoid superficial analogies so you can make better strategic choices.
6 videos | 28m
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Confronting Your Assumptions
Assumptions are necessary to help us make sense of our world. We are bombarded with so much information that we simply couldn't function if we didn't each have some basic premises to work from. That said, the critical thinker knows assumptions can get in the way of rational decision making. When solving problems, it's necessary to use strategic thinking to challenge our assumptions and find the right solutions. This course defines what assumptions are, describes how different kinds of assumptions may be challenged, and covers the importance of seeking out other people's perspectives.
6 videos | 21m
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Investigating Arguments
Debating an argument is part of reaching a logical conclusion and solving problems. In this course, you'll learn to use strategic thinking to identify and judge arguments, recognize logical fallacies and persuasion techniques, and make effective arguments of your own.
7 videos | 25m
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Reaching Sound Conclusions
When drawing conclusions, strategic thinking is needed to analyze and weigh the data and information you have to support taking action. In this course, you'll learn how to recognize the critical-thinking activities associated with reaching a sound conclusion. You'll discover how to employ effective questions, use tools to help you conclude findings, and create an action plan for putting conclusions into practice when solving problems.
6 videos | 19m
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Outwitting Your Cognitive Bias
In order to make the best business decisions, you need to confront – and overcome – your cognitive biases. In this course, you will learn techniques for identifying cognitive bias, as well as strategies for overcoming specific biases.
6 videos | 28m
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Expert Insights on Critical Thinking
Learn from experts on how to improve and enhance your critical thinking skills. Topics include problem solveing techniques, how to get past your trepidation, and how to streamline your decision making process.
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers
Illustrated with examples ranging from everyday issues to serious problems, this book will help you understand the behaviors that great problem-solvers use to tackle the hardest problems with skill and panache, regardless of the industry or nature of the problem.
Book Duration 2h 7m
Book Authors By Nat Greene

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Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills
Presenting a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues, this book is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action and includes dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions.
Book Duration 3h 17m
Book Authors By Michael Kallet

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Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Leaders must possess the ability to shape opinions, inspire followers, manage risk, and outmaneuver and outperform rivals. This entertaining, surprising, and immensely practical book proposes a new paradigm for decision making in synch with the way we have to operate in the real world.
Book Duration 5h 54m
Book Authors By Phil Rosenzweig

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The Diagrams Books: 50 Ways to Solve any Problem Visually
Including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations, this accessible guide presents fifty of the most useful diagrams that are used by consultants, academics, MBA students, and smart managers globally to assist with problem solving and thinking.
Book Duration 39m
Book Authors By Kevin Duncan

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An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better
Outlining the tools needed to become a critical as well as creative thinker, this book introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in fields and careers.
Book Duration 5h 21m
Book Authors By Joe Y. F. Lau

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Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies
Offering expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis, this accessible and friendly book provides hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues.
Book Duration 5h 33m
Book Authors By Martin Cohen

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The Critical Thinking Tool Kit: Spark Your Team’s Creativity with 35 Problem Solving Activities
With an aim to get employees thinking better and faster with hands-on activities and ready-to-use assessments, this book helps team members work on challenging assumptions, brainstorm divergent ideas, and then pinpoint the ones that best benefit an organization.
Book Duration 2h 54m
Book Authors By Marlene Caroselli

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A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition
Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, this book is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise.