We have teamed up with internationally renowned Executive Coach, Pete Freeman, (www.freemancoaching.co.uk) to provide a powerful combination of critical thinking and business coaching.
There is significant evidence of the need for critical thinking development in business and other organisations. (For example, critical thinking is listed by OECD as the top applied skill in their report on ’Top skills for the 21st century’. In addition, both the McKinsey 2021 ‘Future Citizens Skills Report’ and that of the World Economic Forum  show it to be the top skill needed in business.) This emphasis on the need for critical thinking skills in business contrasts with reports of them not necessarily being in evidence among staff. (For example, in a Harvard Business Review article of 2019, it is shown that a majority of managers reported that critical thinking was the one ‘soft’ skill that new graduates lacked.) (It is significant that increasingly the term ‘soft skills’ is being replaced by ‘power skills’, a change that very much reflects the nature and significance of critical thinking.)
This evidence on both the value of critical thinking and the frequent lack of it makes a compelling case for companies and other organisations to look at developing it at all levels.
Together with Freeman Coaching, we can provide a range of different services and products to both develop critical thinking skills with staff at all levels and to apply these with staff to a number of scenarios and processes (including decision-making). In addition, in 2022, we will be offering a range of assessments in critical thinking that can be used for both selection and development of staff.
Please contact us for more details on both business coaching opportunities (using critical thinking) and on the critical thinking assessment programme.
If you want to discuss how we can create such resources for your learners, then please contact us.