TRIPLE III TIME: Maximizing Critical Thinking

When your group holds a special planning session/staff meeting, how aware, interested, and engaged are people about the many pieces of Critical Thinking that is occurring around them? Sure, people may be taking notes (just for the record), but does anyone take the time to assess the value of special ideas or concepts that are being expressed? Does anyone think about the likelihood that just because you may not be ready for a cool innovation today… that two months/years from now a passed expressed idea may be a major contributor?

The need to share and deliberate on the multiples of Critical Thinking does not begin and end with groups. Rather it needs to become a special contributing moment for every individual. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again… A GOOD IDEA IS ONLY GOOD… IF IT IS SHARED! You know what I mean. So often great ideas as the result of Critical Thinking never get introduced… but instead remain dormant inside a person who just believes “it’s not worth mentioning.”

The time is way past to begin Maximizing Critical Thinking. I have worked with so many people who I know spend valuable time thinking and rethinking about a solution to an issue or problem. And because the door for inclusion and thinking out loud has never been opened in their workplace… their individual contribution(s) go unattained.

Unfortunately, no one has created a CTT LOGBOOK (CRITICAL THINKING FOR TOMORROW) “app” that would make this concept easy… fun… and immediately implementable.

If I were just more techno-ish!

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on October 2, 2020, in Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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