Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is the ability to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. By focusing on root-cause issues critical thinking helps you avoid future problems that can result from your actions. In this course, leadership trainer and expert Mike Figliuolo outlines a series of techniques to help you develop your critical thinking skills. He reveals how to define the problem you're trying to solve and then provides a number of critical thinking tools such as blowing up the business, asking the 5 whys and the 7 so whats, exploring the 80/20 rule, and more. He also provides guidance on how to develop this skill across your whole team.

Topics include:

  • Identify how to break down complicated issues into smaller components.
  • Determine the definition of an effective problem statement.
  • Identify the primary benefit of focusing questions.
  • Identify a problem's root causes.
  • Apply critical thinking tools to analyze and unpack consequences.
  • Recognize how to prepare others to think critically.


  • 英文名称:Critical Thinking
  • 时长:59分36秒
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome to critical thinking
  2. The importance of critical thinking
  3. Distinguish causes vs. consequences
  4. Break big problems into small ones
  5. Define the problem statement
  6. Understand the real question
  7. Ask focusing questions
  8. Examine past efforts
  9. Use new lenses to think critically
  10. How to find root causes
  11. Challenge how the business operates
  12. Use the five whys of critical thinking
  13. Answer the seven so-whats?
  14. Use the 80/20 rule to think critically
  15. How to successfully conduct analysis
  16. Consider the implications of answers
  17. Teach others how to think critically
  18. Common pitfalls when solving problems
  19. Apply critical thinking every day