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SIM Professional Development

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

Next dates

Jun 27—28
2 days
SGD 1123 ≈USD 816
SGD 561 per day
Oct 10—11
2 days
SGD 1123 ≈USD 816
SGD 561 per day



The ability to think critically separates the effective professional from others. A person who can think fast and well has far more mental resources for higher performance than his peers who lack good thinking skills. When you are armed with critical thinking tools, many benefits inevitably follow – you are able to identify thinking flaws, differentiate between good and bad suggestions, communicate persuasively, manage difficult people or circumstances, and more.

Benefits to You

Business Outcomes

Good thinking skills allow managers to improve their top and bottom-line outcomes by becoming better at problem solving, decision making and strategic planning. Critical thinking also improves productivity by saving time from “inhibiting” thinking outcomes and increases your profits through improved abilities in negotiation, persuasion and outsmarting your rivals.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand what critical thinking skills really are

• Understand rational vs. behavioral models of thought

• Understand critical thinking vs. IQ vs. creative thinking

• Identify and overcome common thinking biases and logical reasoning errors

• Apply critical thinking skills to business issues such as problem solving, decision making and strategic thinking

• Use critical thinking to enhance productivity and profitability

Programme Outline

• Foundations and principles of critical thinking

• Compare: Critical thinking vs. rationality vs. practical outcomes

• Understand how most managers think

• Thinking biases and errors: What most managers are not aware of

• Thinking in business contexts: When and why it often fails

• Business scenarios: How to think with maximum efficiency

• 3 major frameworks of critical thinking

Who should attend

Level 3 - New Managers &

Level 4 - Managers

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