The Critical Thinking Toolkit (Paperback)

Spark Your Team's Creativity with 35 Problem Solving Activities

By Marlene Caroselli

Thomas Nelson, 9780814417409, 222pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2011

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Unimaginative. Risk-adverse. Prone to group-think. These are not just empty complaints about today's employees. A recent article in Newsweek found solid data that proves a "creativity crisis" is plaguing America. Yet critical thinking, the ability to approach a problem both analytically and creatively, is the bedrock of success for companies and their people. Fortunately, it's a skill that can be learned.The Critical Thinking Tool Kit aims to get employees thinking better and faster with 35 hands-on activities and ready-to-use assessments. Team members work on challenging assumptions, brainstorming divergent ideas, and then pinpointing the ones that best benefit an organization. And they'll learn to do it in real-life speed-quickly The training exercises in The Critical Thinking Tool Kit offer an invigorating departure from the everyday-with the potential for big payoffs in the form of enhanced "on-your-feet" thinking, innovative problem-solving, and profitable idea generation from everyone on the team. Designed to be exceptionally easy to use, the exercises come with reproducible worksheets and step-by-step instructions, including tips on how to get the maximum benefit from each activity by linking it to the participants' work. Two full-length self-assessments help users measure their current level of creative and analytical thinking skills.

About the Author

MARLENE CAROSELLI is the author of" Leadership Skills for Managers," "The Big Book of Meeting Games," and" Great Session Openers, Closers, and Energizers." She has trained employees and executives at many organizations, including Lockheed-Martin, Mobil, Eastman Kodak, and Allied-Signal.