Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Monthly “Leadership Master” Book Tuning: Critical Thinking & Digital Leadership July 2018

 Critical thinking is to apply the objective analysis of either making judgments or decisions.

Leadership is complex yet simple: Complex in that there are so many traits and characteristics that are considered when evaluating a leader. Simplicity in that the substance of leadership never changes, it’s all about future and change; direction and dedication; influence and innovation. The purpose of the book: Leadership Master - Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity is to convey the vision of digital leadership, share the insight about leadership maturity, and summarize five emergent digital leadership trends Here is the monthly tuning of digital leadership.


Critical Thinking & Digital Leadership  

Critical Thinking & Critical Thinker Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.

Critical Thinking Gaps? Critical Thinking is the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. There are very few real critical thinkers because it is a complex type of thinking with the multitude of thought process, at the deeper level, critical thinking has creativity embedded in it. The critical Thinking technique can be taught, but Critical Thinking skills can only be developed via practicing independent thinking, insightful observation, and conscious and even superconscious reasoning. There are critical thinking gaps existing which cause leadership blind spots and poor decision making, how to identify and fill them to improve the leadership maturity and digital professionalism.

Applying Critical Thinking in Three Management Disciplines? As the saying's going: The quality of your life is given through the quality of the thinking you have done. Critical thinking is to apply the objective analysis of either making judgments or decisions. More specifically, in which circumstances, does critical thinking is in demand? Does tasks or activities require problem-solving or decision making that has important or high-value outcomes?

Independent Thinking as Differentiator of Authentic Leadership?
Cookie Cutting approach often fails in leadership development, because authenticity cannot be replicated. Leadership is simple because it’s all about future and change. Leadership is complex because there are so many variables you have to leverage in identifying leadership authenticity and improving leadership effectiveness. If developing leadership is like growing a tree, then the root is the mindset. The deeper you can think, the more significant...

Digital Leadership as a Continuous Learning & Delivery Journey? Digital leaders are life-long learners with a thirst for knowledge, insight, and wisdom. With the fast pace of changes and the abundance of information, digital leadership is no longer just a status quo with any static credential, but a journey of continuous learning and continuous delivery. Do you have what it takes to be a competent leader? And are you determined to grow your knowledge to lead more effectively?

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