CRITICAL THINKING - AN ESSENTIAL
SKILL FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
This course will discover what critical thinking is and why it is so vitally important to both your professional and personal growth. Critical thinking is a discipline and skill that will allow you to make decisions that are the product of rational thought; Critical thinking will enable you to think at the highest level you can. Becoming a critical thinker will enhance your ability to make better decisions and create better solutions.
THE ROLE OF LOGIC IN RATIONAL THINKING
Understanding the principles of logic enables you to evaluate arguments and to better distinguish between good and bad reasoning, between truth and falsehood. By developing a grasp of formal and informal logic, you will improve your ability to evaluate ideas or claims others propose, make good decisions, and form sound judgments. Discovering a valid argument from a false one is an important and key aspect of critical thinking.
FORMAL LOGIC: IDENTIFYING AND REFUTING 'LOGICAL FALLACIES'
Logical fallacies are statements that seem to be true until you apply the rules of logic to them. Logical fallacies are often used to mislead you to trick you into believing something you otherwise would not. If logical fallacies take you in, the false conclusions they lead to can result in decisions you make is later regretted. Logical fallacies are examples of informal logic and are common. In this important module, you will learn to identify and refute many logical fallacies,
DECISION-MAKING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
More than at any time in the past, leaders today face many additional circumstances and challenges that require exceptional critical thinking and decision-making capabilities.
Critical thinking skills can bring about an immensely positive change in your life. It is no exaggeration to say that the quality of your life depends in large measure on the quality of the decisions you make.
In today’s competitive environment, the ability to think logically and make decisions rationally and
intelligently is no longer an option - it’s an imperative!