John Baldoni, author of The Leader’s Pocket Guide, offers “101 Indispensable Tools, Tips, and Techniques for any Situation.” This is an excerpt from an issue of Executive Matters on how to think more critically.
He advocates in his book the following:
Question assumptions. Critical thinkers ask questions and look to find the “what” and the “why” behind every proposition. Often we question assumptions when things go wrong. Crisis can bring out the best critical thinking because it forces us to question how and why we ended up in trouble.