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Critical Thinking

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn the basics of critical thinking, an essential skill for problem-solving and decision-making.


  • Welcome to critical thinking
1. What Is Critical Thinking?
  • The importance of critical thinking
  • Distinguish causes vs. consequences
  • Break big problems into small ones
2. Thinking the Problem Through
  • Define the problem statement
  • Understand the real question
  • Ask focusing questions
  • Examine past efforts
  • Use new lenses to think critically
  • How to find root causes
3. Using Critical Thinking Tools
  • Challenge how the business operates
  • Use the five whys of critical thinking
  • Answer the seven so-whats?
  • Use the 80/20 rule to think critically
  • How to successfully conduct analysis
  • Consider the implications of answers
4. Practice Critical Thinking
  • Teach others how to think critically
  • Common pitfalls when solving problems
  • Apply critical thinking every day

Taught by

Mike Figliuolo


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4.6 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 8118 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    So many eLearning courses are overly complicated and rely too much on theory. This one is something I can actually use in my day to day work. The instructor breaks things down very clearly and simply into tools that make sense. It's a must watch.
  • Anonymous
    Tons of great content in a clear, concise presentation. Practical, applicable learning you can immediately use. Highly recommend.

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