Thinking Critically

  • 3 Courses | 1h 32m 11s
  • 10 Books | 18h 57m
  • 4 Audiobooks | 27h 21m 49s
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Leaders use critical thinking to make the best decisions for their organizations. Leverage analytical techniques to better assess information.

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Welcome to the Leadership Development Program
Whether you’re new to a leadership role or a battle-tested veteran, there is always more to learn about leading people, leading teams, or leading your business. Learning is a life-long journey, and leadership development is an ongoing process. In this course, you'll be introduced to Skillsoft's Leadership Development Program. Comprised of thirty modern competency-based leadership channels, this program will help expand your knowledge about what it takes to be a leader and the necessary mindsets and behaviors that enable successful leaders to face and overcome the challenges they encounter every day.  This course provides an introductory overview to the program and the rich array of courses, resources, tools, and expert advice available to help you grow your leadership career."
1 video | 9m
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Developing Your Critical Thinking and Cognitive Flexibility
It often seems like the whole world is on information overload. Each day, we encounter massive amounts of new false, or dubious information, alongside a steady stream of data that may, or may not, be relevant to our needs. As a leader, your critical thinking skills are essential for deciding what is important and making the best decisions for your organization. This course will help you improve your critical thinking skills. You'll learn about the intake, investigate, and act stages of critical thinking, as well as how to use analytical techniques to assess information. Finally, you'll learn the advantages of keeping an open mind through cognitive flexibility.
8 videos | 56m
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Leadership Insights on Critical Thinking
Although it might seem counterintuitive, a systematic approach to critical thinking facilitates the creative process that is so valuable to problem solving. Use these ideas to boost your skills and the skills of those around you.
9 videos | 26m
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Critical Thinking and Cognitive Flexibility
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn some of the best ways for modern executives to process information, as well as how managers and business leaders gather and interpret information effectively.
Book Duration 50m
Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Think Critically About the Wisdom of Experts
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals some lessons about assessing the claims of people whose opinions seem unassailable.
Book Duration 9m
Book Authors By Andrew A. King

Book Summary

Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking
Winning the Brain Game outlines the common pitfalls people run into when presented with a challenge and offers methods to retrain your brain to approach problems differently. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m
Book Authors By Matthew E. May

Book Summary

The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership: Drive Breakthrough Strategic Thinking Throughout Every Level of Your Organization
The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leadership offers a clear, effective five-phase process for developing and implementing business strategies that could transform an organization. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m
Book Authors By Benjamin B. Tregoe, Mike Freedman

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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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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.
Book Duration 5h 45m
Book Authors By David A. Hunter

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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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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

Book

Critical Thinking
Offering a highly usable framework that can be utilized in many different circumstances, this book provides useful insights into critical thinking and helps readers put some of the best prevailing ideas into practice.
Book Duration 18m
Book Authors By Jon C. Warner

Book Summary

Six Thinking Hats
Six Thinking Hats gives you directions and details on how to use the "six hats" to achieve efficiency during work time, and in decision-making processes. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 6m
Book Authors By Edward de Bono
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