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The speed of competition requires flexibility within corporations—workers need the ability to think like a CEO.

—Edward T. Reilly
Ed Riley

 

Critical Thinking

Today, almost anyone can open up a web browser and tap into a seemingly infinite stream of information—the only limiting factor being one’s own curiosity and imagination. Employees need the critical thinking skills to discern new challenges and opportunities from the flux and glut of instant-access information. These critical thinking skills have become a core competency in every workplace. AMA offers a number of solutions that take a practical approach to learning these vital skills:

  • Decision Making: Being informed is essential in making decisive, high-impact decisions with clarity and confidence.
  • Strategic Thinking: Uncover potential opportunities to anticipate, initiate, and manage change.
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking: Learn to embrace risk and rejection instead of fearing them in order to rejuvenate your business.
  • Information, Media and Technology: The future growth of every business depends on accessing and utilizing a global network of resources.

With the Internet growing by over 10 million new pages a day, it comes as no surprise that many employees simply feel overburdened by the sheer quantity of information out there. However, by taking away these skills from AMA training, your staff will find a way to break through to find the opportunities and say “Here’s what we need to do.”

First:

Seminars:

  • Critical Thinking #2533
    Explore the art of applying critical thinking skills in a business setting and with hands-on practice and feedback.
  • Creativity and Innovation #2208
    Discover new ways to break through mental barriers, ho-hum thinking and roadblocks.
  • Managing Chaos #2261
    Learn fast, easy-to-use tools and techniques to manage unproductive confusion and disorder and transform chaos into controllable challenges.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills #2576
    Your interpersonal and communication skills can spell the difference between success or failure at work.
  • Getting Results Without Authority #2532
    Personal power, persuasion and negotiation—focus on the key elements of influencing others when there is a lack of authority.
  • Communicating Up, Down and Across the Organization #2203
    Learn practical and adaptive strategies for upward, across, and downward communication to inform and influence others no matter where they fit in the organizational chart.

Webcasts:

  • Lost Lessons of Peter Drucker
    Bill Cohen was Peter Drucker's first executive PhD graduate. He shares a number of key Drucker teachings and insights many of which have never appeared in his written works.

Podcasts:

Articles:

Then:

Seminars:

Webcasts:

  • Distracted: Finding Focus in a Hyperkinetic World
    Survival tips for our multitasking, sound-bite driven world.

Podcasts:

Articles:

Books:

  • Future Savvy, by Adam Gordon
    Identifying trends to make better decisions, manage uncertainty, and profit from change.

Polish with:

Seminars:

Webcasts:

Podcasts:

  • Chuck Martin on Leadership Smarts
    Examine key behavioral skills that determine success in the workplace while identifying your top strengths and weaknesses in key management areas.

Articles:

  • The Performance Paradox, by Stephen Shapiro
    “Surprisingly, one of the most effective solutions may be the most counterintuitive: sometimes less effort, not more, yields optimal results.”

Books:

  • The Other Kind of Smart, by Harvey Deutschendorf
    Simple ways to boost your emotional intelligence for greater personal effectiveness and success.