Critical Thinking Skills in Business (October 2018)


To develop one’s critical thinking ability and maximize reasoning effectiveness, it is necessary to master the skill of ‘ingenious thinking’, which is used by successful innovators, scientists, strategists and Nobel Prize winners.  By enhancing your critical thinking ability, you are investing in your most important resource and the ultimate competitive advantage – your mind.

Key Topics Covered:

  •     How the brain’s predisposition for pattern-seeking, pattern-finding leads to faulty thinking
  •     How beliefs and preconceived explanations influence our observations and insights
  •     The human brain as an ‘associative engine’ and our tendency to jump to conclusions and         incorrect solutions
  •     Cognitive biases that inhibit our minds and undermine our ability to reason effectively
  •     The limits of observation and memory and why a mental picture isn’t worth a 1,000 words
  •     The need to understand, value and identify cognitive errors in thinking
  •     The importance of being a skeptical and independent thinker
  •     The six-step MindLeap strategy, comprising disciplined instinctive thinking and ingenious thinking


October 4 - 5, 2018.  8:30 am - 5:00 pm


James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI, 48910


Business professionals

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