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Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning

Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning

The terms critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, strategic thinking, systems thinking, strategic planning etc are often used interchangeably.  However, while each of these words are tied to one another, there are distinct and important differences. Strategic Thinking vs. Planning a Strategy:  What’s the Difference? In many ways, Strategic Thinking is an umbrella term.  When […]

Webcast Recap & 3 Things a Company Must Do to Increase Critical Thinking

Webcast Recap & 3 Things a Company Must Do to Increase Critical Thinking

Judy Chartrand delivered an awesome webcast on Thursday through HR.com – How to Increase Critical Thinking in the Workplace – where she posed an excellent question to the group: Do you have an established program to develop critical thinking in your organization? A sobering 89% of folks said no, their company does not and 11% […]

The Achilles' Heel of Critical Thinking

The Achilles’ Heel of Critical Thinking

What is your Achilles’ Heel of critical thinking?  We all have at least one- some issue or situation that we cannot approach as an outsider free of emotions or bias. This week I learned that my dogs are my Achilles’ Heel to critical thinking.  My 10-year old papillon Stoli started acting lethargic this week and […]

Tomorrow’s Webcast: Increasing Critical Thinking in the Workplace (Register Now)

Be sure to register now for tomorrow’s Webcast: Increasing Critical Thinking in the Workplace: The Raw Material of 21st Century Success January 20, 2011 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Description How to Identify and Develop Employees Who Think Effectively and Efficiently Success in today’s tight economy is defined by making the right decisions, solving […]

College Students Aren't Learning Critical Thinking

College Students Aren’t Learning Critical Thinking

Researchers followed 2,322 undergrads from 24 universities in the U.S. throughout their 4 years in college and found that many did not improve their critical thinking ability.  What are we teaching these kids? In fact, in the first 2 years, 45% of students showed no improvement in critical thinking skills, and after 4 years 36% […]