Running head: CRITICAL THINKING/DECISION MAKING
Critical Thinking: Decision Making
University of Phoenix
Critical Thinking: Strategies in Decision Making
February 5, 2003
Summary and Critique
Critical thinking when defined has many components, and can never be universal; and without exception cannot be conclusively narrowed down to any single particulars. One of the many emphasis placed on critical thinking is the mind-set of intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication as a guide to belief and action (http://lonestar.texas.net/~mseifert/crit2.html). With such complex definition, it should be noted that one can be a critical thinker from any perspective, and this rests on the particular listener or observer.
As a leader many of us are stuck with decision making, that are crucial to any business or organization. These decisions are required to be in the best interest of the corporation or organization, where in they are been enacted.
Leaders, who are entrusted or empowered with this responsibility, must possess critical thinking skills to make decisions that will generate positive results as the compensation. The decision making process is of vital importance and can eventually prove invaluable to a business success or failure. In conjunction with theses processes there are various styles of decision making, each maybe unique to the situation, which immediately confronts us. These styles of uniqueness are as follows: -
This is usually when the leader gives up governorship and control of the decision, and allows a vote. There are advantages and disadvantages in this style. The disadvantage associated here include no responsibility, and could impact on the group or the leader him or her-self. Although, this style tends to be decided by majority, and it...