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Critical Thinking: A Key Business Skill For Success

Everyday, you are bombarded with information on what is happening, what items to buy, which career path to take, and which life-style to follow.

How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truths from the myths?

The answer lies in critical thinking. Critical thinking is the ability to clearly reason through information and present arguments in a logical and compelling way. It is a key business and life skill that you must have.

American Management Association, in their "Critical Skills Survey 2012", listed critical thinking as one of the four main critical skills executives must have to succeed in the 21st Century.

Learn how to use critical thinking tools and make effective decisions that will improve your career and life.
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
> Define critical and non-critical thinking
> Identify your critical thinking styles, including areas of strengths and weaknesses
> Use the critical thinking process to build or analyse arguments
> Make effective decisions based on careful evaluation
> Develop the best solutions to problems
> Improve key critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning
> Use analytical thinking and creative thinking techniques
> Prepare and present powerful arguments
Course Outline
What you will cover in this workshop:
> Understand critical thinking
> Recognize deceptive reasoning
> Detect emotional manipulation
> The critical thinking process:
- Recognize assumptions
- Distinguish fact from opinion
- Recognize bias
- Check emotions
- Seek clarity
- Understand context
- Evaluate arguments
> Pitfalls to reasoned decision making
> The critical thinker's skill set
> Critical and creative thinking systems
> How to use critical thinking in your work
Who Should Attend
Managers, professionals and business owners interested in using critical thinking skills to make better decisions that will improve their career and life.
Other Info
Training methodology includes:
> Lecture and discussion
> Hands-on practice in evaluating assumptions and making decisions
> Group activities, discussion, and role-play
Course Provider's Profile
Wong Peng Wai is a corporate trainer and coach and has more than 20 years of corporate training experience. Peng Wai has conducted more than 1,000 workshops on thinking skills, systems thinking and systematic innovation in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Hong Kong.

Organisations that he has trained include American Express International, American International Assurance, Central Provident Fund Board, DBS Bank, Housing and Development Board, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Maritime and Port Authority, Microsoft Asia Pacific, Prudential Assurance, Singapore Airlines and Singapore Technologies.

With a M.B.A. and a B.Eng., Peng Wai is also a presentation skills coach, a certified trainer in systems thinking and systematic innovation, and a member of the American Society for Training and Development.