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The Lesson I'm Learning at Critical Thinking Boot Camp

The Lesson I’m Learning at Critical Thinking Boot Camp

Any other day and I would probably be miserable with a 5 am wake up call. Though today I’m not thinking twice about it. Dare I admit that I’m looking forward to starting the day? Seriously! It’s day two of our Critical Thinking Boot Camp event in New Jersey and I couldn’t think of a […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Trust Yourself

Sometimes You Just Have to Trust Yourself

On Friday, I had a critical thinking FAIL experience worthy of sharing with all of you. I needed to register my new vehicle to get licence plates so I went online to see what papers I needed to bring to the DMV. When I got to the website, it clearly stated that to license/register a […]

Critical Thinking By The Numbers- It Matters

Critical Thinking By The Numbers- It Matters

Just a few statistics about Critical Thinking that speak volumes: 0% of high school graduates and only 28% of 4-year college graduates were rated as having “Excellent” critical thinking skills (SHRM and Wall Street Journal 2008 survey) It was also rated as the No. 1 skill of increasing importance over the next five years (Are […]

When to Include Others in Making Decisions

When to Include Others in Making Decisions

This week I’ve had to make a lot of decisions and as I’m watching them play out, I find myself reflecting on the process.  Throughout all of this, my question has been, “when do I involve others in the decision process?” I’d like to propose that there are two key times this should be done. […]

What is a Critical Thinking Boot Camp?

What is a Critical Thinking Boot Camp?

Training for skills such as problem solving, decision making, and strategic thinking have been around for decades, so what makes a Critical Thinking Boot Camp different?  I recently met with Scott Dannemiller of Executive Development Associates and asked him that exact question. Scott responded: “What the boot camp adds is a more in-depth look into […]