Thinking Clearly and Analytically
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Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it?

What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Being a good critical thinker is a desirable and highly-sought after trait for getting a job in today's economy. But are universities actually teaching this skill effectively?
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Why it's OK to switch degrees after starting university

Why it's OK to switch degrees after starting university | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Having a degree will always be beneficial. It proves to employers that you have determination and transferable skills, for example, the ability to make decisions effectively, lead a team and think logically and analytically - all of which are highly valued.
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Introvert Versus Extrovert Careers

Introvert Versus Extrovert Careers | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Everyone should be aware of their strengths, their interests, and their personality. Here are the differences between introvert versus extrovert careers.
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This is an article I wrote for Work It Daily --but it clearly discusses some important things about understanding thinking skills.

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The Handicap of Home Run Thinking

The Handicap of Home Run Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Your #1 problem is #1 for a good reason: it is a !%&#. It will take a lot more than setting goals to change that.
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Asking Questions

Asking Questions | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
“ Why is asking questions such an important part of life? We simply cannot make clear distinctions without the use of questions! No distinctions! No decisions! No actions! No wonder questions are such a powerful force. Without questions, we would not could not take any action! ”

 
~Bobb Biehl
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The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games

The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
If you repeat a specific mental task—say, memorizing a string of numbers—you’ll obviously get better at it. But what if your recollection improved more generally? What if, by spending a few minutes a day on that simple task, you could also become better at remembering phone numbers, or recalling facts ahead of an exam, or bringing faces to mind?

This is the seductive logic of the brain-training industry.
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The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
One is raw cognitive horsepower. The other is the propensity for reflective thought.
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Which One Doesn't Belong? 

Which One Doesn't Belong?  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
This is Which One Doesn't Belong?, a website dedicated to providing thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong. Enjoy!

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paul rayner's curator insight, August 21, 2016 4:40 PM
Problem solving is at the heart of 21st Century Learning and Computational thinking. These will will be great examples for kids to work through. The fact there may not be a definitive answer adds to their power - thinking outside the box.
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3 Core Behaviors of Brilliant Thinkers

3 Core Behaviors of Brilliant Thinkers | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
You can identify great innovators by the way they behave.
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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Susan Ramsey's comment, July 16, 2016 9:48 AM
I am going to try the mystery game. I saved it into my Evernote collection for course revisions.
Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 16, 2016 3:21 PM

Games are always a great idea for students.  Take a look

Flores Marisol's curator insight, July 21, 2016 8:56 AM
Love this!
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The Increasing Importance of Critical Thinking in the Digital Age

The Increasing Importance of Critical Thinking in the Digital Age | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
"The old adage states, “Don’t believe everything you read.” It holds true today, more than ever.
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What is Critical Thinking? Why Does it Matter?

What is Critical Thinking? Why Does it Matter? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking is here to stay Study after study has confirmed that the skills gap is real for both the current leadership pipeline within organizations and
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9 Ways to Improve Your Business Performance with Mind Mapping

9 Ways to Improve Your Business Performance with Mind Mapping | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Mind mapping is a powerful graphic technique which provides the key for unlocking the potential of your business performance.

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What Is True? What Is Real? And Does It Matter In a Data-Driven World?

What Is True? What Is Real? And Does It Matter In a Data-Driven World? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
EST: 10:00 a.m. | PST: 7:00 a.m. | GMT: 15:00 We are obsessed with data-driven business. Is that really, truly desirable? Is
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How to Beat Procrastination

The problem is our brains are programmed to procrastinate. In general, we all tend to struggle with tasks that promise future upside in return for efforts we take now. That’s because it’s easier for our brains to process concrete rather than abstract things, and the immediate hassle is very tangible compared with those unknowable, uncertain future benefits. So the short-term effort easily dominates the long-term upside in our minds—an example of something that behavioral scientists call present bias.
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Easy meals to boost memory and why sex is better for you than sudoku

Easy meals to boost memory and why sex is better for you than sudoku | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The best non-food sources of nourishment for your brain are good sleep, regular exercise . . . and great sex.
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The "sex is better than sodoku" segment is way down the article after some recipes.  But it's worth finding because it's an interesting argument.

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Logic Model Canvas: Building Strategic Alignment 

Logic Model Canvas: Building Strategic Alignment  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Logic Models are used by leadership teams to build awareness, commitment, and investment in the organization’s strategic initiatives, goals, and values.
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The Future of Design According to 7 Web Visionaries

The Future of Design According to 7 Web Visionaries | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Over the last decade the very nature of the Internet has changed dramatically. It is hard to imagine a sphere of life that does not depend on it and like th
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Good Presentations Need to Make People Uncomfortable

Being persuasive starts with cognitive dissonance.
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10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."

 

If you're familiar with cognitive distortion or cognitive bias, these psychology terms teach us that there are subtle ways that our mind can convince us of something that isn't really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking or emotions, thus holding us back.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 21, 2016 6:49 PM

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.

Alex's curator insight, August 22, 2016 3:29 AM
So important, not only in business. Don't let anyone bring you down- simple as that. 
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Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk

Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
--An example of a speed-of-processing task. Courtesy of Posit Science Play on! In a first, brain training cuts risk of dementia 10 years later (STAT News)
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Bruton wants lessons in coding for primary school pupils

Bruton wants lessons in  coding for  primary school pupils | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Minister wants primary curriculum to include coding as it teaches creative problem-solving
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The Gap Between Work and Play is Narrower Than You Think

Don’t feel guilty about spending time on your hobby; the cross-pollination between work and creative pursuits can lead to leaps in innovation.
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How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference

How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
“A diverse team that does not see the value of the diverse perspectives might as well not be diverse.” -- Mark Gistdirector of industrial participation a
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