CT Primer

An overview of critical thinking to give you the essentials

Preparing for the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Assessment

Are you scheduled to take the Watson-Glaser™ II Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment for training or selection and looking for a practice test? Then I have bad news for you. Because the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment is the most widely known assessment for measuring critical thinking skills and is most often used to select employees, therefore you will […]

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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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