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    Describing Critical Thinking

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    Please compose a response which addresses the following:

    - Provide an example from your personal experience in applying critical thinking to a work related decision, and the importance and benefits of critical thinking in the decision making processes.

    Please make sure to cite all references used.

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    Critical thinking could be defined as a complex process of skills to define a concept, which includes rationality, self-awareness, objectivity, honesty, open-mindedness, discipline, judgment etc. It is a process, which is based on the discipline to follow the guidelines of an action or activity, so that a human being would be able to give a conceptual, purposeful and methodological result (Schafersman, 1991). Basically, we could say that critical thinking is the process of judgment. In the modern education environment and growing technological world, critical thinking is a vital issue (Facione, 2007).

    The basic difference between a successful person and a failure is not that the earlier is having superior abilities or ideas, but it's the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas and then take a calculated risk and act. Making mistakes is not wrong, as it helps in learning new things. Mistakes prompt a person to think and perform correctly next time (Do You Make These 5 Mistakes When You Try to Take Action? 2008). The development of critical thinking is also based on the mistakes done by an individual. For example: entrepreneurs are not born, they start from the initial level. In this period, they also make many mistakes and these mistakes teach them new things and provide them with new experience, which sometimes lead to the innovations.

    As an example, when a lawyer files a case on behalf of his client whether he is innocent ...

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    In under 900 words, this response provides a detailed account on critical thinking, utilizing multiple business related examples to exemplify how critical thinking can be applied to real situations. Five references are also provided.