• Do well in the modern world: master the core skills you need for success

Thinking

Critical thinking is not about spontaneous thoughts; it is about well-considered conclusions. It involves activation of your skills, knowledge, beliefs, and views. Before making up a conclusion, critical thinkers always try to understand the origin of some ideas, to see the entire picture, and find logical connections between them.

Do you think it is easy to put together a puzzle without knowing what we are going to get? To succeed, we need to know the whole picture - the whole system and its behavior. Systems are everywhere, and system thinking skills will help you make them function properly.

War strategies and tactics have become prototypes for various business techniques, aiming at winning small wars in the competitive environment. Strategic thinking is about understanding what you want to get and how to get it. Learn to work out a strategy to achieve your goal - be a winner.

Creative thinking skills have nothing to do with painting a portrait or composing a symphony. It is a process we use for generating ideas by changing or combining existing ones. But some barriers prevent us from thinking creatively, and it’s time to overcome them by being curious, seeking for challenges, and stop being afraid of weird ideas.

Generating ideas is a vital aspect of every business, but what if it’s great only on paper and no one needs it? The task of design thinking isn’t generating new theories or knowledge, its mission is to transform observations into insights, and the latter into life-improving products or services.