Help Wanted: Need Good Decision-Making Skills

Help Wanted: Need Good Decision-Making Skills

Job ads are interesting. I’m sure you’ve seen an ad like this: Requirements: 3 to 5 years experience in the field Strong interpersonal and communication skills Excellent analytical and decision-making abilities Ability to manage multiple tasks to completion within established deadlines Detail oriented So how do companies realistically measure these competencies? The first two are […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Performance With Watson-Glaser

6 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Performance With Watson-Glaser

Critical thinking is a skill everyone needs. There’s hardly a job or task that doesn’t need it. That’s what makes the Watson-Glaser™ such a versatile ability test. Here are six ways organizations can improve their performance with the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal: Screen applicants for management positions. If you’re hiring a manager in any field or […]

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Critical Thinking Does Not Mean One Right Answer

Critical Thinking Does Not Mean One Right Answer

A customer recently asked me: “What is the goal of critical thinking?”  At first this seemed like an odd question to me until I asked him to elaborate.  “Well, if we all think critically then shouldn’t we all arrive at the same answer?”  After a bit of thought, I responded that while critical thinking is about holding our thought processes to […]

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Intelligence Alone Does Not Guarantee Good Critical Thinking

Intelligence Alone Does Not Guarantee Good Critical Thinking

It goes without saying that every manager wants to hire a bright employee. So why not use an assessment that can identify the candidate with the highest intellectual horsepower—a pure measure of cognitive ability? While intellect is an undisputed asset in the workplace, the ability to apply brainpower to make well-reasoned judgments and draw accurate […]

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What is the RED Model of Critical Thinking?

What is the RED Model of Critical Thinking?

On this blog we reference the RED Model of Critical Thinking quite a bit as it is the foundation for the results on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment, as well as a simple way to effectively approach problem solving and decision making. In addition, the RED Model is a key feature of the book Now You’re Thinking! which shares the true story of how a […]

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