What separates the effective from the less effective professional is clear: the ability to think critically and competently. Simply put, the individual who can think fast and well has a lot more mental resources to achieve higher performance than his peers who lack good thinking skills. According to researchers and business professionals, this is true for almost any field including engineering, retail, finance, and so on. There is no doubt that good thinking skills are crucial for personal and professional excellence. When you are armed with critical thinking tools, many benefits inevitably follow. For example, you will know how to identify thinking flaws, differentiate between good and bad suggestions, communicate persuasively, manage difficult people or circumstances, and more. Ultimately and inevitably, good thinking skills allow managers to improve their top-line and bottom-line outcomes. In this program I will highlight some of the (very) common reasoning flaws, as well as ways to overcome them. Accordingly, I will illustrate some examples of good vs. bad thinking that occur at the workplace, and the consequences of them at the individual and organizational levels.
Level 3 - New Managers & Level 4 - Managers
An independent corporate trainer-consultant, Lim How is a recognized expert in the fields of critical thinking, transformational leadership, human relations, and the related. A psychologist by training at Yale University, his expertise has been regularly sought after by various Fortune 500 companies such as Citibank, Du Pont, and IBM, to list a few. While at Yale, he developed three programs that are now been used by various MNCs to train their management teams, talent pool, and senior executives. To date, thousands of executives from different parts of the world (e.g., Singapore, Asia, and USA) have benefited from his usually thought-provoking seminars. An author of two books, Lim How regularly writes for the press and other publications.