n a Harvard Business Review
article appeared in November 2005, Justin Menkes showed us that
“...the most crucial predictor of executive success ... is ...
brainpower,” that “Thinking critically is the primary
responsibility of any manager, in any organization, and a leader's
capacity to engage in this process is largely determined by his or
her intelligence.” And Avon CEO Andrea Jung admitted that
“Clear thinking in senior leadership is a primary attribute we
look for ... critical business thinking ... is the foundation of
What is Critical Thinking?
Critical Thinking is the mental
process of rationalizing information. In other words, it is the
thinking process that we use to make sense of information for
problem solving or information assessment.
The ability to think with a
clear, objective, and critical mind is a crucial factor for
success in career and personal life. Critical Thinking helps us
generate ideas and distinguish what is right and wrong, and good
and bad information in making sound, rational and valid judgment
or decision. Being critical does not mean ignoring goodwill and