Critical Thinking: Crucial Skills Under Pressure

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The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the 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. Critical Thinking is a compelling, thought-provoking lecture designed to help you as a business owner to become an excellent critical thinker as well as help you think through how to develop excellent critical thinkers in your team.

Through the lens of a leader of both large troops under extreme circumstances and small office teams in a day to day business environment, General Dave Bellon shares the power of excellent critical thinking skills. Additionally, business owners will learn the necessary self-evaluations needed to excel and lead others through both the extreme and the day-to-day business challenges. Engaging the listener in a series of powerful stories, General Bellon leaves the listener emotionally moved and personally equipped to begin the journey toward better leadership through critical thinking.

Needs Addressed

  • Building an effective critical thinking culture
  • The leaders role in evaluating your team
  • Establishing leadership depth
  • Moments of extreme listening
  • Understanding the end state

About The Course Author:

Dave BellonDave Bellon is a Brigadier General in the U.S Marine Corps Reserve. Prior to 9/11 he was the managing partner of a law firm in San Diego County, California. In the decade following 9/11, he served four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as both an infantry officer as well as a tour as an intelligence officer returning to his civilian career between deployments. In 2003, he participated in the initial invasion of Iraq. He was a direct participant in both battles for the City of Fallujah.  In 2007, he commanded a 1,500 person battalion task force operating in the Central Euphrates River Valley in Iraq, and in 2010 he served as the chief of operations in southern Afghanistan when decisive efforts were made to secure Kandahar City. He has been awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device and three gold stars (in lieu of fourth award) as well as the Legion of Merit for his combat service. In September 2013, he promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and is now serving in his reserve capacity as a Deputy Commanding General for 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

In his civilian work career, Dave has helped build two very successful businesses. He is currently the Managing Partner of QRS Direct as part of QRS Recycling Companies where he has spearheaded the development and growth of a new division of QRS since his return from Afghanistan in November 2010.

Dave is a frequent public speaker, having shared his leadership experiences and insights developed both during his combat experience and then refined in his role as a business leader. He has been an invited guest speaker with the FBI, the American Management Association, the New York Institute of Finance, NISC and numerous local schools, among others.

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Critical Thinking: Crucial Skills Under Pressure

Length: 132 minutesAuthor: Dave BellonComplexity: Standard

Critical Thinking

The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the 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. Critical Thinking is a compelling, thought-provoking lecture designed to help you as a business owner to become an excellent critical thinker as well as help you think through how to develop excellent critical thinkers in your team.

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