Michael Kallet Think Smarter. Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

Michael Kallet Think Smarter. Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

Train your brain for better decisions, problem solving, and innovation Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills is the comprehensive guide to training your brain to do more for you. Written by a critical thinking trainer and coach, the book presents a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues. Think Smarter is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action, in addition to dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions, Think Smarter is a versatile resource for individuals, managers, students, and corporate training programs. Thinking is the foundation of everything you do, but we rely largely on automatic thinking to process information, often resulting in misunderstandings and errors. Shifting over to critical thinking means thinking purposefully using a framework and toolset, enabling thought processes that lead to better decisions, faster problem solving, and creative innovation. Think Smarter provides clear, actionable steps toward improving your critical thinking skills, plus exercises that clarify complex concepts by putting theory into practice. Features include: A comprehensive critical thinking framework Over twenty-five «tools» to help you think more critically Critical thinking implementation for functions and activities Examples of the real-world use of each tool Learn what questions to ask, how to uncover the real problem to solve, and mistakes to avoid. Recognize assumptions your can rely on versus those without merit, and train your brain to tick through your mental toolbox to arrive at more innovative solutions. Critical thinking is the top skill on the wish list in the business world, and sharpening your ability can have profound affects throughout all facets of life. Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills provides a roadmap to more effective and productive thought.

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Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem??“Solving and Decision??“Making Skills

Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem??“Solving and Decision??“Making Skills

From the mind behind HeadScratchers, a guide to getting more out of thinking We often hear about the importance of thinking critically and acting strategically. And yet, there are few resources that provide a business??“focused, non??“academic, practical

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Christine M. Piotrowski Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers

Christine M. Piotrowski Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers

The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.

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Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals

Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals

Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals, Fourth Edition draws on research concerning decision making, judgment, problem solving, and expertise to create 37 hands-on exercises designed to enhance critical thinking values, knowledge, and skills which are integral to evidence-based practice. Attention is devoted to ignorance as well as knowledge - including ignorance promoted by special interests and ignorance that is self-inflicted through lack of knowledge about common biases and fallacies that impede informed decision making. The text is ideal for graduate as well as undergraduate courses in research and practice.

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A Module to Improve Creative thinking, Critical Thinking,Life Skills

A Module to Improve Creative thinking, Critical Thinking,Life Skills

With using of life skills module expect to increase creative thinking, critical thinking and life skills competency. Of course, in this time need creative teacher to guide and use this module just as a plan with her/his creativity. Programs aimed at developing life skills have the following outcomes: Improved classroom behavior, improved constructive conflict resolution with peers, gained in self-control and handling with interpersonal problems, increased the ability to plan and choose effective solutions to problems. These effects expect to gain self-awareness, empathy, communication, interpersonal relationship, creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, coping with stress, and coping with emotions.

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Guy Hale A. Think Fast! Accurate Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Planning in Minutes a Day

Guy Hale A. Think Fast! Accurate Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Planning in Minutes a Day

Apply proven critical thinking processes and supercharge your business Alamo Learning Systems has been providing Critical Thinking Skills (CTS), problem solving, decision-making, preventive action, and innovation training solutions to the corporate world for more than 35 years. They have been at the forefront of such movements in management as ISO 9000, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing. Now, in Think Fast!, these CTS experts bring you an up-to-the-minute toolbox of strategies and tactics you can use to optimize your business. This useful and easy-to-read guide looks at real-world consumer issues, giving you top-level skills to address a wide range of practical business, professional, and life problems. Alamo's CTS solutions have been proven effective in major companies, including 200 of the current Fortune 500 Uses real examples from outside the business world to make problems and solutions widely accessible At last, the Critical Thinking Skills that have guided some of the world's most successful companies are available to readers of this insightful guide. Start rethinking your business today, and take your business skills and business results to the next level.

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J. Y. F. Lau An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity. Think More, Think Better

J. Y. F. Lau An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity. Think More, Think Better

A valuable guide on creativity and critical thinking to improve reasoning and decision-making skills Critical thinking skills are essential in virtually any field of study or practice where individuals need to communicate ideas, make decisions, and analyze and solve problems. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better outlines the necessary tools for readers to become critical as well as creative thinkers. By gaining a practical and solid foundation in the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity, readers will become equipped to think in a more systematic, logical, and imaginative manner. Creativity is needed to generate new ideas to solve problems, and critical thinking evaluates and improves an idea. These concepts are uniquely introduced as a unified whole due to their dependence on each other. Each chapter introduces relevant theories in conjunction with real-life examples and findings from cognitive science and psychology to illustrate how the theories can be applied in numerous fields and careers. An emphasis on how theoretical principles of reasoning can be practical and useful in everyday life is featured, and special sections on presentation techniques, the analysis of meaning, decision-making, and reasoning about personal and moral values are also highlighted. All chapters conclude with a set of exercises, and detailed solutions are provided at the end of the book. A companion website features online tutorials that further explore topics including meaning analysis, argument analysis, logic, statistics, and strategic thinking, along with additional exercises and multimedia resources for continued study. An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity is an excellent book for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a self-contained study guide for readers interested in the topics of critical thinking and creativity as a unified whole.

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Improving Critical Thinking through Learning- together Model

Improving Critical Thinking through Learning- together Model

Critical thinking has long been identified as an innovative skill and as an upshot of learning process that is essential to prepare students for post-secondary education. EFL/ESL researchers have persistently focused on effective learning strategies that can train good language learners and encourage them to improve themselves as thinkers. One of the academic skills recognized as a determiner of learning is critical thinking (CT). Likewise, one of the effective instructional methods which can enhance and improve learners’ critical thinking ability and their problem-solving skills is cooperative learning (CL). This book investigated the effect of learning together model of cooperative learning on the Iranian EFL learners’ critical thinking ability. Syllabus designers, textbook writers, EFL/ESL teachers, learners, teacher trainers, methodologists, language schools and colleges will expectantly find this book helpful.

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Cost Management, Problem Solving Guide : Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance

Cost Management, Problem Solving Guide : Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance

Book DescriptionCost Management" was written in response to changes in the global business environment. Unbridled access to information and intense competition has meant that cost accounting has become an increasingly important tool for managers and accountants alike. Most textbooks focus on content knowledge and then expect students to 'magically' demonstrate skills such as decision-making and critical thinking. "Cost Management" better prepares students for professional success by bridging the gaps between Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Many students fail to recognize the assumptions, limitations, behavioral implications and qualitative factors that influence managerial decision-making. The dynamic, new author team focuses on cost accounting methods,techniques and the quality of cost accounting information used for decision-making to deliver a thoroughly modern treatment of cost accounting topics.

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