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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
(Issue #576) Imagine The Karma Of Nobody Told Me
Or maybe we chose—and choose—to imaginethat what we heard and saw would be a passing thing with no immediate consequences. A few months before his murder in 1980, John Lennon entered the studio to record “Nobody Told Me.” It would … Continue reading
Posted in awareness, collective monolgues, Critical Thinking, Life lessons 1 Comment
(Issue #574) Did You Really See That?
What we know we saw, we may not have seen at all. One of the first steps in critical thinking requires we recognize assumptions. When we read, see, or hear something, before we draw a conclusion do we evaluate the … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, Critical Thinking 2 Comments
(Issue #511) Voice In Your Ear
What can you learn? How can you grow? Voice in your ear* Hand on your shoulder Have you heard it? Maybe in the morning upon waking or at night when drifting to sleep. Perhaps during the hour of the wolf. … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, consideration, Critical Thinking, curiosity, empathy, fear, focus, fortitude, Life lessons Tagged clarity, dreams, inner voice, meditation, mind chatter, mindfulness, self-talk 3 Comments
(Issue #490) Calling for Deliberative Dialogues.
Acknowledge common ground to build a more unified and proactive community. Every day we find ourselves bombarded by lots of talking. When fortunate, we get to hear and engage in real conversations. Speaking, listening, questioning, listening, responding, questioning, listening, and … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Civility, collaboration, collective monolgues, Community, community development, confirmation bias, consideration, conversation, Critical Thinking, emotional intelligence, Gratitude, growth, habits, Mindfulness, mindset, resilience Tagged civility, common ground, community building, conversation, critical thinking, deliberative dialogues, dialogue, kettering, resilience 3 Comments
(Issue #483) Think in Reverse
Ask yourself what you need to do to create what you do not want. Wasn’t it Einstein who said that if we keep doing the same thing and expect different results, we’re idiots? Well, I’m sure he didn’t use the … Continue reading
(Issue #479) Lessons by the Numbers
Six short video strategy lessons. This week’s blog evolved from a former student. She reminded me of a guitar metaphor I used in class to highlight six dimensions of growth and resilience. That got me thinking about videos I had … Continue reading
Posted in assumptions, awareness, coaching, collaboration, collegiality, common sense, Community, core values, Critical Thinking, Dreams, Goals, Gratitude, Life lessons, Living a remarkable life Tagged 7 Rs, awareness, goals, leadership, motivation, relationships, resilience, Study Skills, success strategies, wellness 2 Comments
(Issue #476) Red Team Analysis
Reaching critically reviewed, dissected, and discussed decisions may require creative thinking about how to do it. Critical thinking, though, is not a synonym for creative thinking. I received a reminder about the simple eloquence of critical thinking during a recent … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Critical Thinking, Life lessons, red team analysis Tagged critical thinking, fake news, red team analysis, red teaming 4 Comments
(#457) Responsibility: Important Questions to Consider
This week’s blog post draws on the fifth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Act with RESPONSIBILITY toward others and ourselves. Our personal dreams and challenges give us direction. Our actions (or inaction) create our reality. The … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, action, Critical Thinking, Dreams, Goals, Life lessons, responsibility Tagged action, critical thinking, dreams, goals, problem solving, responsibility 1 Comment
(#452) Cognitive Distortions
Can you say, “fake news”? Or “leading statements”? Or “inferences based on limited information or examples”? In their book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Greg Lukianoff … Continue reading