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describe starkville as a person
Describe Starkville as a Person
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race
  • Education
  • Clothes
    • Shirt
    • Pants
    • Shoes
  • Hobbies
  • Type of car
  • Marital Status
  • Religion
  • Is (s)he from Starkville, from Mississippi, or from outside the state?
  • Type of job
  • Salary
  • Friends
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If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always got

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Not done here, no darn good

what critical thinking is
What Critical Thinking Is

Critical thinking is commonly seen as having two components:

  • A set of information and belief generating and processing skills
  • The habit, based on intellectual commitment, of using those skills to guide behavior
what critical thinking is not
What Critical Thinking Is Not
  • The mere acquisition and retention of information along, because it involves a particular way in which information is sought and treated
  • The mere possession of a set of skills, because it involves the continuous use of them
  • The mere use of those skills (“as an exercise”) without acceptance of their results
definition of critical thinking
Definition of Critical Thinking
  • It is a mode of thinking
  • It can cover any subject, issue or problem
  • The thinker improves the quality of his/her reasoning by:
    • Taking charge of thinking processes
    • Imposing intellectual standards on those processes
so what should we do
So What Should We Do?
  • Raise vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely
  • Gather and assess relevant information
    • Use abstract ideas to interpret it effectively to come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions
    • Test these conclusions/solutions against relevant criteria
  • Thinks openmindedly with alternative systems or lines of thought
    • Recognizing the assumptions, implications, and consequences
  • Communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems
6 hats of thinking
6 Hats of Thinking

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."

6 hats of thinking1
6 Hats of Thinking

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit

6 hats of thinking2
6 Hats of Thinking

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit

The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

6 hats of thinking3
6 Hats of Thinking

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit

The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

6 hats of thinking4
6 Hats of Thinking

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit

The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It's an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

6 hats of thinking5
6 Hats of Thinking

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. "The facts, just the facts."

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit

The Black Hat is judgment - the devil's advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It's an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It's the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

what is a leader
What is a leader?
  • Charismatic
  • Visionary
  • Motivational
  • Influence
  • Assertive
  • Productive
  • Courageous
  • Fair
  • Responsible
  • Resourceful
  • Pragmatic
  • Effective speaker
  • initiator
  • Open minded
  • Organizer
  • Listener
  • Direct
  • Mediator
  • Good follower
  • Team player
  • Focused
  • Thinker
  • Creative/inventive
  • Accountable
  • Facilitator
  • Sense of humor
leaders are change agents

high

Group Behavior

Leaders are Change Agents!

Difficulty

Individual Behavior

Attitude

Time Involved

Knowledge

low

short

long

fast forward to year 2015
Fast Forward to Year 2015…

Questions to Ponder:

  • What will leaders need to offer?
  • What will leaders need to ask?
  • What qualities, talents, and skills will be critical?
  • Who will be the face of leadership?
leadership theories styles
Leadership Theories (Styles?)
  • Great Man Theory
  • Trait Theory
  • Contingency Theory
  • Situational Theory
  • Behavioral Theory
  • Participative Theory
  • Management Theory
  • Relationship Theory
transformational leadership
Transformational Leadership
  • Assumptions
    • People will follow a person who inspires them
    • A person with vision and passion can achieve great things
    • Way to get things done is by injecting energy and enthusiasm
transformational leadership steps
Transformational Leadership Steps
  • Develop a vision
  • Sell the vision
  • Find the way to carry out the vision (the way forward)
  • Lead the charge to completion
leadership vs management
Leadership vs. Management
  • Managers have subordinates
    • Utilize an authoritarian, transaction style
    • Have a work focus
    • Seek comfort and stability
  • Leaders have followers
    • Typically utilize a charismatic, transformational style
    • Have a people focus
    • Seek risk
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There is a Difference…

MANAGERS…

LEADERS…

  • Administer
  • Maintain
  • Rely on control
  • Imitate
  • Focus on now
  • Do things right
  • Authority to lead
  • Innovate
  • Develop
  • Inspire trust
  • Have vision
  • Challenge
  • Do the right things
  • Permission to lead

Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader (Bennis and Goldsmith)

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20-60-20 Rule

CAVE PEOPLE

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