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Critical Thinking PowerPointIf you are looking to more effectively:

  • Define critical thinking (and distinguish it from analytical and lateral thinking)
  • Appreciate the specific elements of critical thinking
  • Understand which skills/behaviors are most useful
  • Apply the 4 critical thinking stages (Gather, Assess, Explore, Decide)
  • Utilize critical thinking in action learning terms
  • Understand critical thinking intellectual traits

Then this 40-slide scripted PowerPoint on Critical Thinking may be just what you need to hold an interactive session with a group of people on this topic.

This is a workshop to help individuals who want to start using critical thinking more in their day to day work life and in their decisions in general.  The workshop therefore primarily seeks to help people looking to understand what critical thinking is all about at a deeper level and to try out a few approaches in a classroom environment that they can take back to their job. (Click here to see a sample of this Critical Thinking PPT.)

In general, critical thinking is useful in those situations in which people need to solve problems, make decisions, or determine in a reasonable and reflective way what to believe or what to do. The practical focus of critical thinking is therefore in developing the habitual intention to be truth-seeking, open-minded, systematic, analytical, inquisitive, confident in reasoning, and prudent in making judgments. Those who are ambivalent on one or more of these aspects of the disposition toward critical thinking, or who have the opposite disposition (biased, intolerant, disorganized, heedless of consequences, indifferent toward new information, mistrustful of reasoning, imprudent etc) are less likely to engage problems using their critical thinking skills. This PowerPoint workshop helps to explore these issues in more detail.

And to make your life even easier, why not look at the associated workshop participant guide and the online job aid.

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Dr. Jon Warner is a prolific author, management consultant and executive coach with over 25 years experience. He has an MBA and a PhD in Organizational Psychology. Jon can be reached at

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