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Developing Critical Thinking  Skills By Susan K Walcott
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Confused Fact-Finder
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Biased Jumper
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Perpetual Analyzer
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Pragmatic Performer
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Strategic Re-visioner
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Take Steps to Step Up
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Becoming More Innovative M any out-of-the-box thinkers share five mental traits that promote  creativity, what are they?  Associating  – a cognitive skill that allows creative people to make connections  across seemingly unrelated questions, problems, or ideas.  Questioning  — an ability to ask “what if”, “why”, and “why not” questions that  challenge the status quo and open up the bigger picture.  Observing  — an ability to closely observe details, particularly the details of  people’s behavior.  Experimenting  – innovative people are always trying on new experiences and  exploring new worlds.  Networking  — creative people are really good at networking with smart people 
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Unformatted text preview: who have little in common with them, but from whom they can learn. Don’t have time to devote to all five mental skills? Focusing on questioning may pay outsize dividends : “We’ve found that questioning turbo-charges observing, experimenting, and networking.” Don’t think you can get away with completely ignoring the other skills. The researchers also found that “questioning on its own doesn’t have a direct effect without the others.” For those interested in learning more, the interview is a fun, fast and informative read . Source: Five Mental Habits of Innovative People,HBR By Jessica Stillman , October 15th, 2009 @ 7:32: amhttp://blogs.bnet.com/entry-level/?p=878&tag=nl.e713 Any Questions?...
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