Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Critical Thinking Skills to Heighten Your Decision Making

Critical thinking is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to analyze and come to rational and sound business decisions.  To stay competitive, you must have these skills so that you’ll know when to step back, examine your thought processes, and make them even more effective.  Participants will learn the right questions to ask, how to challenge assumptions and when to seek others’ viewpoints to add clarity. Business leaders agree it’s the only way to think at work – because it helps you get the best possible results.

People who are recognized as leaders in today’s environment challenge old assumptions and re-think conventional approaches.  People are not able to maximize their potential unless they understand the concepts of critical thinking through exercises to practice real-life scenarios of planning, problem-solving, and decision making.  The critical thinking and problem-solving model will help you make smarter decisions — even when rushed!


Critical Thinking

Participants will learn:

  • How and when to challenge assumptions and rethink conventional approaches.
  • Simple, yet, highly effective thinking strategies to create new and original solutions.
  • How to overcome common pitfalls and barriers to effective problem solving.
  • The best method to select for each situation based on desired outcomes.
  • Critical thinking tools and techniques for improved problem solving and decision making.
  • Apply the role of Critical Thinking in succeeding with business challenges.
  • Various modes to diagnose problems and then reach alternate solutions.
  • Apply the role of Critical Thinking in succeeding with business challenges.
  • Easily recognize when other’s arguments are merely red-herrings.
  • Learn to stop making bold assumptions, inferences, and biases when making decisions.


Problem Solving

Participants will:

  • Assess yourself – Right brain, left brain, or a cross over! Understand your preferred style.
  • Learn the steps in approaching problem solving and overcoming common errors.
  • Overcome the barriers to effective problem solving.
  • Challenge assumptions, use creativity, and get out of the box.
  • Diagnosis problems and develop a problem solving map.
  • Learn simple yet highly effective thinking strategies and tools that are used to create new and original solutions quicker and easier.
  • Use a handy 7-step Problem Solving Model.
  • Gain the capability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Be able to effectively implement different problem solving and decision-making techniques and select the appropriate method for each situation.
  • Learn ways to reach alternate solutions.