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How to Develop a 21st Century Critical Thinker

How to Develop a 21st Century Critical Thinker | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We love this graphic created by Mentoring Minds. It not only creates a path to developing critical thinking skills in students, but it also shows how concepts like Open-Mindedness and Reflection relate to critical thinking.
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."   (Thomas Watson, IBM)

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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research.  The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.  

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Best Illusions of the Year

Best Illusions of the Year | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Take a visual journey through seven prizewinning illusions
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Food Tastes Bland While Multitasking

Food Tastes Bland While Multitasking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Paying mindful attention to one's food leads people to eat less but savor it more
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Another good reason to dispel the myths of multitasking...

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The Video Game Engine in Your Head

The Video Game Engine in Your Head | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Scientists use video games to explain how the brain interprets the world around us. 
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Why You Should Stop Brainstorming

Why You Should Stop Brainstorming | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
How many times have you been in a brainstorming session this week? Chances are the answer is, “More than I can count.” But no study has proven that brainstorming works well, even though it has been the go-to method for idea generation since 1953.
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The ultimate guru for creativity and thinking skills, Dr. Edward de Bono taught me many very important things, a key one was that "brainstorming is an incredibly weak technique."

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Pick up one of these 3 brainy books for Brain Awareness Week

Pick up one of these 3 brainy books for Brain Awareness Week | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Online cognitive training is a recent innovation, but it comes from a storied past. In 1983, Space Fortress became one of the first computer-controlled games to be created by researchers in a cognitive lab.
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When Policy Overrides Common Sense

When Policy Overrides Common Sense | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Have you ever experienced a situation at work where someone has made a bad decision and the company decides that a new policy is the solution?
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A fascinating question/case study -- but missing really detailed probing of "possibilities."  More on this later as a few of my colleagues are investigating "other possibilities."

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Rossetta Stone as provider of “technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness solutions”

Rossetta Stone as provider of “technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness solutions” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Very interesting to see how Rosetta Stone, given its recent acquisition of Vivity Labs (developer of Fit Brains mobile cognitive games) now identifies itself as a “ a leading provider of technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness...
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This is interesting in part because of the success of Rosetta Stone on language.

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Creativity and Critical Thinking: Friends, Not Foes!

Creativity and Critical Thinking: Friends, Not Foes! | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We live in a world of work that requires creativity. In a creative economy, success largely depends on new ideas, new ways to think and do the work. In this world of work, creativity is not confined to just those working in creative fields.
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How Critical Thinking Helps in Effective Conflict Resolution

How Critical Thinking Helps in Effective Conflict Resolution | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Conflicts are inevitable at workplace because of various factors including personal differences, conflicting goals, uncertainty and lack of clarity.
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When You’re Preparing for a Task, Say “You Can Do It,” not “I Can Do It”

When You’re Preparing for a Task, Say “You Can Do It,” not “I Can Do It” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
People who referred to themselves as “you” or by their own names while silently talking to themselves in preparation for a five-minute speech were subsequently calmer and more confident and performed better on the talk than people who had referred...
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What an interesting "mental" point - strategy...

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BrainDen.com - Face Illusions

BrainDen.com - Face Illusions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Collection of logic puzzles, riddles, optical illusions and games.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Classics and more...

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“The briefer (the meeting) the better to maximize brain potential”

“The briefer (the meeting) the better to maximize brain potential” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Question by Michael King
I am curious… as the Director of a Brain Health Center, what do you do to optimize your own brain performance? And what about your co-workers’ brain performance?
Answer by Dr.
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Interesting:  shorter meetings = more clear thinking.

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Head Games

Head Games | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Match wits with the Mensa puzzlers
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Music Helps Kids Read

Music Helps Kids Read | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Making music improves auditory precision and attentiveness
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Critical Thinking: The Soul of Effective Communication

Critical Thinking: The Soul of Effective Communication | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The cost of poor communication in organizations is very high. In a 2008 whitepaper by IDC, the cost of employee misunderstanding and poor communication in US and UK businesses was estimated at US$37 billion!
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The Power of Framework Thinking

The Power of Framework Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
How to leverage the tools of million-dollar consultants to skyrocket your career (with 7 sample frameworks you can use today.)
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Interesting examples in the slide show on some sample frameworks.

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Environment is Everything

Environment is Everything | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Even when organizations have great ideas, they fail to transform their creative ideas into results that market demands. Creative ideas need to be complemented with critical thinking.
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From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health?

From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation (Forbes):
“According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), more than 57 million people, or 26% of the U.S. population suffer from some form of mental health problem.
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Young Musicians Reap Longterm Neuro Benefits

People who played instruments as children responded a bit quicker to complex speech sounds as adults, even if they had not played an instrument in many years. Erika Beras reports.
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Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future?

Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Brain-fitness industry caters to worried boomers (Crain’s):
“Mr. Fernandez…compares the brain-fitness industry of today with the physical-fitness industry of half a century or more ago.
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Honesty’s Daily Decline

Are you more likely to lie in the afternoon than in the morning?
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Why Gaming Could Be the Future of Education

Video games could transform education. But first, game designers, teachers and parents have to move beyond both hype and fear
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I find this humorous, even frustrating.  I've participating in business "computer games" decades ago.  I've used them in college courses and management training programs for organizations for decades -- I saw it as the "future of education" throughout my career.

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“The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work”

“The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Question: Does anyone in the cognitive training field agree on anything?
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Critical Thinking – Leaders, Know Thy Biases

Critical Thinking – Leaders, Know Thy Biases | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A few years back, I was interviewing a candidate for a senior technical position. During our interaction, all his responses were tied to how things were done in the organization he was currently working with.
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In Pursuit Of Focus: Fostering An Elusive Leadership Trait - Analysis

In Pursuit Of Focus: Fostering An Elusive Leadership Trait - Analysis | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
"On an average day, we spend 2.1 hours on distraction," Robin Sharma, best-selling author and coach, told an audience of Fast Forward participants at IESE'
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Focus is the first key skill taught in our T.I.P.S. Tracking program, www.tips-tracking.com

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