Critical Thinking: Tools for Effective Action
This 3-hour course includes 90 minutes of live online instruction and 90 minutes of self-directed learning.
Do you feel out of focus? Like maybe you’re chasing answers to the wrong questions? Or maybe you’re stuck on what to do? Whether you’re facing a major business challenge or simply want to improve on daily processes, critical thinking skills are necessary for good decision-making. And it is only through good decision-making that we can move to action, which is where real innovation happens.
Workers and leaders need to future-proof their skills and businesses by finding solutions now. When we rely on strong critical thinking—thinking that accentuates the best of both our imaginative and rational sides—then we can know we’re headed in the right direction. This critical thinking training course gives you the tools to do just that.
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Anyone who wants to make better, more informed decisions by using critical thinking in the workplace or in life.
What You’ll Learn
You can expect to combine the logical and creative sides of your brain and learn how they work in tangent to create effective critical thinking. You’ll learn to identify the root cause of problems, overcome short-term thinking, use deductive and inductive reasoning, and gain buy-in from employees for new changes. Through a proven process, you’ll be challenged in how to think critically and evaluate the corrective measures that lead to breakthrough results.
Your Dale Carnegie trainer has spent years working on their own critical thinking skills, and they are there to help you get the most out of this fast-paced, live-participation critical thinking webinar. You’ll learn from their practical experience as well as the course curriculum.
Why You Want To Learn It
We are faced with tens of thousands of small and large decisions every day. Effective critical thinking allows us to step through our typical thought process using all our capabilities so we can arrive at a decision or solution that works. When we apply this superpower to our work, we find opportunities to grow, lead, and succeed.
How It Will Help You
Thinking critically has major benefits. It helps you identify the root cause of real problems affecting businesses so you can evaluate those problems clearly. And it helps you create novel solutions that will work toward transforming that business. As a person with critical thinking skills, you’ll have the right answers to the right questions and can impress prospective or current employers.
- Decision making: Chooses among courses of action by considering facts, risks, objectives, and priorities.
- Results-oriented: Passionate about accomplishments and dedicated to achieving goals and solving problems.
- Leadership: Drives business results by aligning the vision, mission, and values to enhance business value. Draws upon the unique talents and abilities of others to achieve desired results.
- Initiative: Proactively makes things happen. Evaluates and takes corrective action with self and others.
- Creative thinking: Takes a fresh perspective to situations and considers new ideas to resolve issues or make the most of opportunities.
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Dale Carnegie Methodology
The Dale Carnegie® methodology is time-tested with thousands of testimonials attesting that it works. From the very start, on an individual level, you will set stretch goals and with the support of the social learning environment, the ‘in-the-moment’ coaching by the highly trained facilitators, the accountability to commitments, progress will be visible to yourself and others. In the Dale Carnegie® methodology, we focus on building strengths to overpower our weaknesses. We believe that everyone has inherent greatness, and it simply needs to be identified and nurtured.