Chuck Bauman 16 MAY 2017 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Need for More Critical Thinking

My presentation will highlight the need for more critical thinking, discuss some methods for increasing critical thinking systematically in an organization and make the case that critical thinking can be developed by the individual as a tool to increase influence and career progression within an organization.

The synopsis in the form of a quote:
Critical thinking is self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way.  People who think critically consistently attempt to live rationally, reasonably, empathically.   They are keenly aware of the inherently flawed nature of human thinking when left unchecked.  They strive to diminish the power of their egocentric and sociocentric tendencies.  They use the intellectual tools that critical thinking offers – concepts and principles that enable them to analyze, assess, and improve thinking.  They work diligently to develop the intellectual virtues of intellectual integrity, intellectual humility, intellectual civility, intellectual empathy, intellectual sense of justice and confidence in reason.  They realize that no matter how skilled they are as thinkers, they can always improve their reasoning abilities and they will at times fall prey to mistakes in reasoning, human irrationality, prejudices, biases, distortions, uncritically accepted social rules and taboos, self-interest, and vested interest.  They strive to improve the world in whatever ways they can and contribute to a more rational, civilized society.   At the same time, they recognize the complexities often inherent in doing so.  They strive never to think simplistically about complicated issues and always consider the rights and needs of relevant others.  They recognize the complexities in developing as thinkers, and commit themselves to life-long practice toward self-improvement.  They embody the Socratic principle:  The unexamined life is not worth living, because they realize that many unexamined lives together result in an uncritical, unjust, dangerous world.
~ Linda Elder, September, 2007

Chuck Bauman

Chuck Bauman is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and Lifeonaire.   He coaches many successful business people and has helped thousands of people to live their visions now rather than later.   He has more certifications that will fit in a bio but mostly he knows how to get results…Results that allow people to grow their businesses in a way that creates more free time for the business owners to focus on the truly important aspects of their lives as defined by them.

Chuck is a decorated combat veteran, a cancer survivor and a one of the principle voices of Lifeonaire.   His insight and wisdom make him one of the most sought after coaches in the arena today and his ability to cut thru all the propaganda and break things down to their essence is legendary among those he works with.


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