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Think smarter : critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills

Mike Kallet 1953- author.


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    Think smarter : critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Author: Mike Kallet 1953- author.
  • Description: Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Why I Wrote This Book; Whom Is This Book For?; Why You Should Read a Book Like This; What I've Learned after Teaching Critical Thinking for Eight Years; How to Read This Book; Acknowledgments; Section I: Introduction and the Framework for Critical Thinking; Chapter 1: What Is Critical Thinking?; Benefits of Critical Thinking; Critical Thinking Enables You to Look at Issues Differently; Critical Thinking Prevents a Distorted Picture
    Critical Thinking Gives You a Framework to Think InChapter 2: When to Use Critical Thinking; Chapter 3: The Framework and Tools; Clarity; Conclusions; Decisions; Section II: Clarity; Chapter 4: Empty Your Bucket; The Bucket; Getting Started with Emptying Your Bucket; Chapter 5: Inspection; Getting Started with Inspection; Chapter 6: Why?; Why Why?; Ask Why to Distinguish This from That; Ask Why to Get to a Root Cause; Ask Why to Get to "I Don't Know"; Ask Why to Get to Because!!; Getting Started with Why; Chapter 7: So What?; So What: Your Company or Product; Your So What
    Getting Started with So WhatChapter 8: Need; What Is the Necessity?; Great Teams and Need; Need and Survival; Getting Started with Need; Chapter 9: Anticipatory Thinking; What's Next?; Getting Started with Anticipatory Thinking; Chapter 10: What Else?; What Else Could This Be?; Getting Started with What Else; Chapter 11: The Ingredient Diagram; Ingredients of Your Headscratcher; Getting Started with the Ingredient Diagram; Chapter 12: Vision; What Is Your Vision?; Getting Started with Vision; Chapter 13: The Thinking Coach; The Role of a Thinking Coach; Why Be a Thinking Coach?
    Examples of a Thinking CoachIf You Have the Experience, Why Not Communicate That?; Ten Rules of a Thinking Coach; Getting Started with Being a Thinking Coach; Chapter 14: Summary of Clarity; Clarity: Getting Clear about Your Headscratcher; Getting Started; Practice; Clarity: Not about Solving the Problem; When Am I Done with Clarity?; Can I Use Critical Thinking by Myself and Not with a Group?; Section III: Conclusions; Chapter 15: It's All about the Premise; Deduction; Induction; It's All about the Premise; Chapter 16: Facts; Facts Are Absolute Truth; Use So What with Facts
    Fact or Not Fact?Chapter 17: Observations; Observations Are Abundant; Chapter 18: Experiences; Your Experiences; So What?; Chapter 19: Beliefs; Beliefs-Your Value System; When Beliefs Are Different; Chapter 20: Assumptions; Assumptions Are Key; Chapter 21: The Conclusion: Putting It All Together; Creating the Premise; The Stronger the Premise, the More Reliable the Conclusion-and the More Confidence You'll Have in It; Jumping to Conclusions; Where Do Personalities Fit In?; Which Conclusion Is Right?; Getting Started with Conclusions; Chapter 22: Credibility; How Credible Is the Premise?
    Credibility of Facts and Observations
    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, Th
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons
  • Format: 1 online resource (238 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-118-87125-1;ISBN 1-118-86435-2
  • Subjects: Problem solving; Decision making; Critical thinking; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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