Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 5.3

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 5.3

  1. 1. Using Critical Thinking Section 5.3: Critical Thinking for Your Career Taking Charge: Chapter 5 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Critical Thinking <ul><li>You will be asked to perform in situations that you might lack in experience </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Intuition vs. Critical Thinking <ul><li>Intuition: relies on what you feel, experienced or what you expect to happen </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking: facts gained through rationalization, examination, evaluation and experience </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Tips <ul><li>Know the difference between facts and fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Verify the source </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Tips <ul><li>Check for source accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t stop asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Pride goeth before a fall </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Check Your Ego at the Door <ul><li>Critical thinking must take the place of personal wants and desires </li></ul><ul><li>Managers are not immune to emotional decision making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice setting aside bias </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Be On Guard <ul><li>Inertia </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Wishful thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Group think </li></ul><ul><li>Premature termination of evidence search </li></ul><ul><li>Selective evidence search </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Critical thinking skills can make or break a career </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>How will you use critical thinking in your career? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways can you improve your critical thinking? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Business.com http://www.business.com/directory/human_resources/workforce_management/problem_solving/ </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Internet Sources http:// www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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