Thinking critically is an integral component of the skill sets needed by managers, supervisors and team members. A focus will be on how critical thinking can be applied to your most important workplace issues and challenges.
We will cover the core elements of critical thinking and introduce you to systematic process to use for getting your best results This approach will help participants identify how different styles of thinking affect how you view and work through our issues. Learning about thinking styles will help you understand the way you take in and process information, form your views and opinions, solve problems, make decisions, plan and express yourself to others.
The session will also assist you to identify and challenge “automatic thinking” and get to the heart of any problem. Most importantly it will help you sharpen your analytical skills for more effective exploration of problems, the search for alternative solutions, consideration of consequences and the establishment of action plans
Why you should Attend
Find out how to fully use all your critical thinking skills
Learn how to reduce uncertainty and improve clarity
Identify your personal thinking styles and how to identify those of your team
See how you can sharpen your analytical skills
Recognize the importance how you and others feel about issues affect the way you think about them
Examine a structured critical thinking process model
Areas Covered in the Session
- Discover how to Identify your own and others thinking style preferences
- Analyze the effectiveness and consequences of your decisions
- Come to better conclusions by knowing that you have “thought of everything”
- Influence and persuade others with your rationale
- Understand how style flexing assists to communicate and work more effectively with others
- Learn a structured critical thinking process model to help you investigate issues and challenges
Who Will Benefit
- Anyone who wants to improve their critical Thinking skills
Bill Straubinger specializes in helping businesses improve their results by developing employees and providing tools, tips and techniques to make better decisions and solve problems more effectively. His background includes more than twenty years of senior management experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
He has worked with hundreds of individuals as a trainer, facilitator and consultant to more than 250 major organizations such as: AstraZeneca, Bank of America, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, National Grid, NYC-Citywide Administrative Services, Southern Company, Marine Corps/Intelligence School, McGraw Hill, Johnson & Johnson, NY/NJ Port of Authority, Société Générale Bank, Time Inc. the U.S. Mint, and Verizon to develop and improve their employees’ professional and interpersonal skills to increase their management and team effectiveness.
Bill has presented and coordinated workshops at the local, state, national and international levels He also serves on the faculty of the American Management Association conducting seminars in their Leadership, Communications and Management practices.
A foundational topic in his practice is Problem Solving where he lays out a road map from his recently published book “The Essential Problem Solver – A Six Step Method for Creating Solutions that Last” to help participants clearly, identify, explore and find the right solution to their challenges.