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Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means?

Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means? | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
“Critical thinking.” It’s a phrase as vague as “results-oriented individual” or “problem-solver.” Companies call for job applicants that are both worker bees and world-class innovators, prepared to paint outside the lines--but only in the brand’s monochromatic colors.

According to an American Management Association survey, 72% of employers feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success, but only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

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Trumans's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:24 PM

Even just "thinkers" might be a good place to start...

KwakJeongIl's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:42 PM

Thinking about your thinking, while you’re thinking, in order to improve your thinking.

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Getting the pip - honeymooners throw apples in hotel fruit fight

Getting the pip - honeymooners throw apples in hotel fruit fight | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
A fruit fight at an exclusive Queenstown hotel has landed a honeymooning Australian couple before the court on assault charges.
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Cold case murders: Grieving father's plea to parents - National - NZ Herald News

Cold case murders: Grieving father's plea to parents - National - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
Faizal Kalim, the grieving father who found out this week his young daughter had been murdered and her remains buried alongside her mother's in a muddy Auckland swamp, has issued a - New Zealand Herald
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Mr. Kalim recently found his ex wife's dead body along with his daughters's. He lost contact with his daughter when hi wife left him nearly a decade ago. Researchers say his daughter was about 3 years old when she was killed. Mr. Kalim expressed his anguish on facebook.

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NRL: Ennis needs miracle - Sport - NZ Herald News

NRL: Ennis needs miracle - Sport - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
Canterbury captain Michael Ennis says he will need a miracle to play in Sunday's NRL grand final against South Sydney. - New Zealand Herald
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Ashburton Work and Income shooting: Suspect arrested - National - NZ Herald News

Ashburton Work and Income shooting: Suspect arrested - National - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
- Two people shot dead, another in serious condition - Suspect arrested at rural property - Man in black balaclava fired shotgun in Work and Income office - Police name homeless man - New Zealand Herald
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Two work and income workers were shot dead today and one critically injured and was flown to christchurch hospital. Rusell Tully, known as John, 48 was found on rural property near lake hood this afternoon. No shots bu dog bites

 

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Masked man robs Wellington bank - National - NZ Herald News

Masked man robs Wellington bank - National - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
A man armed with a shotgun has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Wellington bank today. - New Zealand Herald
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A man armed with a shotgun robbed a bank today around 12 pm today in wellington, oxford st. He was wearing a Halloween mask when he entered a BNZ bank demanding money. Police are not sure if the weapon was loaded.

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Son of Black Widow killer Helen Milner to sue police

Son of Black Widow killer Helen Milner to sue police | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
The son of Black Widow Helen Milner, who yesterday won $55k from her after she framed him and put him in jail, has now set his sights on police.
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Ebola: Why some survive and others don't - World - NZ Herald News

Ebola: Why some survive and others don't - World - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
People who shared an apartment with the first American Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two US nurses were infected caring - New Zealand Herald
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Tech guards warn of real threat of cyber death - Technology - NZ Herald News

Tech guards warn of real threat of cyber death - Technology - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
Governments are ill-prepared to combat the looming threat of online murder as cyber criminals exploit internet technology to target victims, the European policing agency warned. - New Zealand Herald
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Watch: Ex-violinist regains her ability to play while surgeons operate on her brain - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Watch: Ex-violinist regains her ability to play while surgeons operate on her brain - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
A former violinist, whose career was cut short by a debilitating movement disorder, regained her ability to play while surgeons in Israel operated on her brain. - New Zealand Herald
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Elishuv was a professional violinist. She had played in a lot of orchestras but was forced to stop two decades ago because of the suffering condition called essential tremour. After the procedure, her hands became steady again and she could play the violin.

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Plastics may pose a greater threat than climate change - World - NZ Herald News

Plastics may pose a greater threat than climate change - World - NZ Herald News | Current Events 2014 | Scoop.it
The world's leading expert on the poisoning of the oceans has described how he was utterly shocked by the true amount of plastic floating on the sea, warning that it potentially - New Zealand Herald
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A US merchant marine captain was utterly shocked by the amount of plastic floating on the sea and is believed to be a greater threat than climate change. The plastic is mistaken by food from many aquaculture's (aquatic animals) and often gets liver and stomach issues. About 2.3 billion plastic pieces were calculated to be spilled over 3 days in southern California. 

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