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Critical Thinking skills gained can be applied to:
  •  General problem solving and decision making
  •  New product ideas and creation
  •  Short and long term business strategies
  •  Improved development processes and quality
  •  Improved operational efficiency
  •  Crisis Management
  •  Revenue generation and cost reduction strategies
  •  Customer care improvement
 
What's unique about our workshop? This isn't your ordinary "academic" day. It's not just "theory", but pragmatic, proven techniques for solving real world business problems, strategies and challenges.

Customized
We customize the workshop to your business, with real examples and exercises that come from interviews with would be attendees. The attendees learn critical thinking AND see it in action with their own day-to-day issues.
What's the benefit of Critical Thinking
Attendees learn Pragmatic Critical Thinking Techniques resulting in;
  •  Faster and higher quality decisions that are more likely to be the correct ones.
  •  Superior solutions to problems, goals, and strategies.
  •  Better understanding of the dynamics between different aspects of a business or project
  •  Innovative ideas and solution
  •  Higher productivity
  •  Being better equipped to tackle problems and make decisions on a daily basis.
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Read HeadScratchers our clients have used in the workshop.
Using concepts from our model we created a simple framework for Critical Thinking
We contrast your everyday automatic thinking with Critical Thinking.
Decisions
Conclusions
Clarity
Clarity
Conclusions
Decisions
Critical Thinking
Automatic Thinking
Stronger foundation for decisions
More time on getting clear and less time and rework needed for decisions
Weaker foundation for decisions
Less time on getting clear and more time and rework needed for decisions
We train the attendees in the use of various techniques for Getting Clear, Reaching Conclusions and Making Decisions
Inspection

Why? So What?
Need
Listening to the Answer

Thinking Coach
Get Clear
Facts
Observations
Experiences
Beliefs
Assumptions
Reach
Conclusions
Need




Criteria
Decisions



This Results in ...
Focus
Everyone Aligned
Time and Money spent on the right problem
People working on the right problem or decision


Clarity
Thoughtful,
Defendable and Clear Conclusions

New ideas



Solid Conclusions
Successful Decisions
Less iterations and redo's
Alignment



Faster and Quality Decision Making
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Optional:  Post course 1:1 mini coaching sessions available for followup and continued assistance
Clarity
Conclusions
Decisions
Critical Thinking For Executives

Course #601
Duration: Half Day, At customers location
Overview     (Download the Workshop Brochure for more details)

This half day class is designed for Executives and exposes them to the framework, tools and techniques of Critical Thinking, either prior to, or in parallel with Critical Thinking training for employees of the organization. 
The focus is to introduce a framework for Critical Thinking and some of the most important tools they can leverage.  Also covered is how to create and sustain a culture for Critical Thinking.

In addition to supporting their organization and knowing what is being learned, Critical Thinking will benefit senior executives in strategic and business planning, alignment behind initiatives, and significant business affecting problem solving an decisions.
   The course includes:

   What is Critical Thinking; What are the benefits
   Automatic vs Manual Thinking
   The Critical Thinking Framework; Clarity, Conclusions, Decisions
   Clarity - Why, So What and Need
   Conclusions - Facts, Observations, Experiences, Beliefs, Assumptions
   Decisions - Need and Criteria
   Thinking Coach and Leading others to Think
   Creating and Sustaining a Culture for Critical Thinking Environment

During the class,  the attendees will be applying Critical Thinking to their own current business problem.  In this way, when they return to their desk, they already know how to proceed.
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