CRITICAL thinking

CRITICAL thinking

 
Why Decisions Fail Nutt, Paul C. Berrett-Kohler , 2002 Leadership, Management, Personal Growth

In his 20 years of studying decisions, how they are made, what works, what fails, and why, Nutt s key finding is that despite the vast sums spent implementing decisions, organizations only realize benefits half of the...

 
 
Evidence-Based Training Methods Clark, Ruth Colvin ASTD Press , 2010 Human Resources, Management

In the education community, a useful body of research evidence related to training development and delivery has emerged only in the last 20 years. With that evidence, training practitioners now have a better idea of...

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Think Better Hurson, Tim McGraw-Hill Companies , 2008 Personal Growth, Productivity

Think Better by Tim Hurson outlines a six-step productive thinking program that helps individuals to think more efficiently, more powerfully, and more strategically. The program entails making a long...

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Dealing with Dilemmas Buytendijk, Frank John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2011 Leadership, Management

Western management culture encourages a bias toward quick solutions, immediate action, and the avoidance of problems. While today’s managers may appear to convey strength and good strategic decision making, Frank...

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Change Your Questions, Change Your Life Adams, Marilee Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. , 2009 Personal Growth

In Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, Marilee Adams uses the story of Ben in order to show how the principles of Question Thinking benefit individuals in the workplace and at home. The primary...

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The Remedy Dennis, Pascal Lean Productivity Network , 2010 Business Strategy, Productivity

Whereas Lean thinking has traditionally been applied to manufacturing, it has great potential to improve other areas of operation as well. It can even benefit organizations that are not involved in manufacturing. The...

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The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning Mintzberg, Henry Simon & Schuster, Inc. , 1994 Business Strategy

In his now-classic study, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, Henry Mintzberg traces the origins of strategic planning, describes its demise, diagnoses why it failed, identifies important...

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Make Up Your Mind Mooz, Hal John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2012 Leadership, Management

In Make Up Your Mind, Hal Mooz addresses the common misunderstandings and flaws inherent in decision making. He provides examples of how all levels of society are fraught with flawed decisions that...

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Consider Forrester, Daniel Patrick Palgrave Macmillan , 2011 Personal Growth

In Consider, author and strategist Daniel Patrick Forrester issues a call to individuals and institutions across the globe, urging them to carve think time out of their busy schedules and engage in...

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The Art of Being Unreasonable Broad, Eli John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2012 Business Biographies, Leadership

Eli Broad’s most cherished possession, a paperweight from his wife Edythe, is inscribed with these words from George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in...

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