Surviving Leadership Chaos
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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.


Via Suvi Salo, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto, Gust MEES
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(From the article): To think critically requires you to aggregate knowledge, form some kind of understanding, get inside the mind of the clockmaker, judge their work, and then articulate it all for a specific form (e.g., argumentative essay) and audience (e.g., teacher).

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 2014 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.

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How to Take Constructive Criticism Like a Champ

How to Take Constructive Criticism Like a Champ | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
So how do you learn to back off the defensive?

 

I've always envied people who can graciously accept constructive criticism. It seems I was not born with that trait, and throughout my career I've struggled with receiving feedback, even when it was entirely accurate. At the moment I hear the words of critique, my heartbeat quickens and my mind begins to race—first in search of an explanation for this assault on my person and then for a retort to rationalize whatever actions are in question.


And I'm not alone. Unfortunately, in the heat of the moment, many of us react with defensiveness and anger or—even worse—attack the person giving us feedback. But the truth is, we need to get over it. We know there's value in constructive criticism—how else would we identify weaknesses and areas of improvement? Being able to handle it calmly and professionally will only help us maintain relationships and be more successful in everything we do.

 

So how do you learn to back off the defensive? The next time you receive constructive criticism from your manager or a peer, use this six-step process to handle the encounter with tact and grace.


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Critical Thinking From The Ground Up

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Critical Thinking From The Ground Up

Images of critical thinking in full bloom abound—teams in furious concentration to send rockets to Mars, the ferment of ideas in businesses like Apple and Google, and the patient concentration of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

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Read also my curation about Critical-Thinking here:

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=critical+thinking

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Via Gust MEES
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 “Cast your net broadly.  Learn a lot and have confidence in what you know.  Be able to express it, learn from others, and think about it.”

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Leadership Through the Ages

Leadership Through the Ages | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

An infographic designed to assist in leadership development courses by helping participants to increase their awareness of leaders and leadership theory.

 

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http://visual.ly/leadership-through-ages

 


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