In my previous post, I identified the soft skills that young employees are missing that their older colleagues value the most: professionalism, critical thinking and followership. Let’s take a closer look at critical thinking.
Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. Our inner critic keeps us from realizing our greatest potential – and, thus, holds our teams and whole organizations back.
AREA can be boiled down to four simple steps that you can use immediately to help you make smarter, better decisions when you’re facing a complex problem.
It might come as a surprise to say that trainers within an organization succeed with the same mindset and the same skills as the leaders of the organization. After all, leaders are the strategic, big-picture thinkers at the top of the organization.
Mastery of core academic skills is certainly important, but employers need critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders to tackle the challenges of the 21st-century workplace.