Chad Fife | Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

Predicting Job and Academic Success with Watson-Glaser

Every organization wants to know their new hires will be successful. Many studies show a positive relationship between Watson-Glaser scores and various job and academic success criteria. I’ll highlight a few below. Organizational Success: In one study, Pearson found that for 2,303 job incumbents across 9 industry categories, Watson-Glaser scores correlated .33 with job success as [...]

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Overheard: Critical Thinking and Soft Skills #1 Need in Financial Professions

Overheard: Critical Thinking and Soft Skills #1 Need in Financial Professions

In a Grant Thornton survey, 55% of overall respondents indicated that lack of soft skills — communication, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities — posed the most significant challenge in recruiting seasoned accounting professionals. The report said today’s accountants need better soft skills and critical thinking to relate accounting rules to real-world scenarios and apply [...]

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Raising Little Critical Thinkers

Raising Little Critical Thinkers

This morning at breakfast, my little Gabe saw me eating a banana (my food of choice each morning – nature’s treat). After a spoonful of his favorite cereal (and mine — Marshmallow Mateys), he said this: “Dad, you always eat bananas. Monkeys eat bananas. You are a monkey!” While his logic may not get him [...]

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Overthinking Cost Paterno His Legacy

Overthinking Cost Paterno His Legacy

How can a single bad decision erase a lifetime of good ones? When the consequences are incomparably high. I enjoyed watching JoPa coach at Penn State. His teams were great on & off the field and seeing a “white-out” in their stands was a fun scene that exemplified Penn State’s unity. JoPa clearly had a [...]

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