Develop Critical-Thinking, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving Skills
Learn how to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems. Discover how to question assumptions, apply sound reasoning, break down complex issues into manageable pieces, and grasp the implications of information.
Cultivate problem-solving skills.
Discover strategies and methods for making complex decisions.
Learn to think critically before coming to a conclusion.
Learn the basics of critical thinking, an essential skill for problem-solving and decision-making.
1h 6m • COURSE
Critical Thinking for Better Judgment and Decision-Making with Becki Saltzman
Teach your team how to think critically. Learn how to use critical thinking to avoid fallacies, spot biases, craft better arguments, hone judgment, and improve decision-making.
56m 12s • COURSE
Using Questions to Foster Critical Thinking and Curiosity with Joshua Miller
Learn how to ask the right questions to move your team, leadership, and career to the next level.
31m 5s • COURSE
Improving Your Judgment for Better Decision-Making with Becki Saltzman
Explore the difference between being judgmental and good judgment, and learn about actionable techniques for improving quality decision-making ability.
30m 7s • COURSE
Making Quick Decisions with Todd Dewett
Learn how to quickly make smart decisions at work. Get practical tips for accurately defining the problem at hand, generating options, and making a decision that sticks.
21m 47s • COURSE
Problem Solving Techniques with Chris Croft
Learn techniques for identifying the root cause of a problem, generating options, and selecting the best solution.
1h 32m • COURSE
You'll learn critical-thinking skills with these experts.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
Becki Saltzman is an author, speaker, and founder of the Applied Curiosity Lab.Trained in behavioral science and applied psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Becki conducted award-winning research as a graduate student using a mathematical model of behavior prediction. She went on to a career as a fashion buyer, and then spent 20 years as a top real estate broker. All the while, she continued to study the science and art of curiosity and the role it plays in sales and influence, creative problem-solving, decision-making, and lifestyle design.To understand the role of curiosity in the lives of remarkable people, Becki spent two decades studying and collaborating with behavioral scientists, embedding herself into a variety of industries and cultures, and conducting interviews around the world. These findings and adventures led her to found the Applied Curiosity Lab and create the Applied Curiosity training modules. She speaks and writes about curiosity as a tool for business insights and elegant, competitive advantages—as well as a lens for adventure.She is the author of Living Curiously: How to Use Curiosity to Be Remarkable and Do Good Stuff, and Arousing the Buy Curious: Real Estate Pillow Talk for Patrons and Professionals.
Joshua Miller is a creative leader and impactful executive coach.
Joshua's career experience has spanned both the advertising world and the world of leadership and organizational development. In advertising, he was a creative lead, responsible for the campaign strategy for Fortune 100 brands. Today, he is an innovator, developing and supporting executive development and change management for many of the same companies.
His studies at Syracuse University, NYU, and Stanford—combined with his deep knowledge of organizational behavior, performance and change management—have given him a solid understanding of the analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of scalable and global talent development solutions programs.
Joshua is a Master Certified Coach trained through the International Coaching Federation and the Coaches Training Institute.
Dr. Todd Dewett is one of the world's most watched leadership personalities.
He is an authenticity expert, best-selling author, best-selling educator at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. He is a thought leader and expert on leadership, focused primarily on authenticity and aspects of relationships and leader behaviors that drive success at work. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young he completed his PhD in management and organizational behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor and scholar. Todd has delivered over 1,000 speeches and created a body of educational work enjoyed by over 20,000,000 professionals around the globe. His recent clients include Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Pepsi, Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and hundreds more. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
Lecturer turned thought leader Chris Croft has trained 80,000+ people in project management and leadership.
Chris has also provided instruction on time management and negotiation, and has trained six million people on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. He comes from an operations background, having earned an engineering degree from Cambridge, qualified as a chartered engineer, and worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years. He earned an MBA and worked as a university lecturer at Bournemouth University Business School for four years before starting his own training company in 1992. Since then, he has been in constant demand as a speaker, and his free email tips are sent to over 20,000 people.
His website, www.chriscroft.co.uk, offers a free email tip of the month, a wide-ranging and unusual blog, and free instant guides. Chris has also created numerous free iPhone and Android apps, notably his Jobs To Do app and his Daily Happiness Tips app.
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