Welcome to “Effició Conversations!” We are discussing key topics week by week! This week we are conversing about How You Think. Join us on Clubhouse for the live conversation or continue the conversation in the comments below. Full details can be found on our conversations page.
How You Think.
Making decisions keeps you mobile and moving forward. You have to develop processes and enforce them so that you arrive at a “good enough for now” position. To do that well, you have to think critically and engage in artistic skill development as the CEO of your vision; whether you work for someone or work for yourself.
Critical thinkers question everything; however, connecting your critical thinking skills to a transmogrification process that also calls for strategic decisions keeps you out of analysis paralysis.
Not only does business longevity require creativity, innovation, and a good business concept, but it also requires “think critically.”
Critical Thinking is one of the best skills any CEO can have. Critical Thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
Thinking critically at the CEO Level boils down to analysis and evaluation, reframing to get to the CORE of things, challenging current beliefs and mindsets, including your own, and uncovering hypocrisy, manipulation, and bias in your organizational decisions.
If you stick with only “Conventional wisdom,” that is very safe and opens you to fewer raised eyebrows and second-guessing. If you swallow every fad, herdlike mentality, and safe opinion at face value, you’ll never achieve a competitive advantage or you’ll lose any current edge you have. Critical thinkers question everything; however, connecting your critical thinking skills to a transmogrification process that also calls for strategic decisions keeps you from analysis paralysis.
To master this skill you must force yourself to focus on the source of your problems, challenges, behind the scenes information. The power lies in understanding and application, to achieve this you have to think critically and know how things work – that’s where the power is.
Not thinking critically creates errors. Errors come from a lack of knowledge, a lack of resources, and a lack of cash. In all honestly, though, errors can result from a variety of things.
The problem occurs when we focus on quickly fixing the error. Quick fixes happen when we fail to determine the true cause of the (error, problem, challenge, etc.). We must re-learn the simple equation of cause and effect.
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