Critical Thinking in the Workplace
There are many definitions and approaches to the topic of Critical Thinking, but which one works? Simply put, Critical Thinking is that mode of thinking where the thinker considers the quality of their thinking to improve their thinking ability, the process, and their results. Therefore, to engage in Critical Thinking, we must understand the process as it occurs in our minds and the standards of thought to use as a quality measure. The model of Critical Thinking describes the intellectual Standards of Thought (how we think) applied to the Elements of Thought (what happens when we engage in thinking about a problem/issue/concern). Thus, Critical Thinking is the deliberate use of the Standards (applications) within the Elements (operating system) in everyday thinking and the tricky problems we encounter in our professional lives. With self-reflection and correction, repetition and practice lead us to develop Intellectual Virtues, which are the hallmarks of a developed, mature Critical Thinker. ...Read More....
Peter Tyson, CDR, USN (Ret)
Peter is a trained US Navy helicopter engineering test pilot, instructor, and Acquisition Professional. After 21 years on active duty, Peter now provides workforce training and development for NAVAIR, other government agencies and industry partners. Peter offers training on an array of subjects, including program management, logistics & sustainment, and test & evaluation. He also teaches public speaking, professional writing, critical thinking, and risk management skills.