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Leaders Convert Critical Thinking to Critical Action

Critical decision making is vitally important to accurate assessments and successful strategy. Both current leaders and students have a hard time thinking critically about the nature of events in order to more accurately achieve desired outcomes. Jenkins and Cutchens (2011) have studied the lack of understanding among undergraduate students as well as their ability to apply such concepts to leadership. Such students will eventually become tomorrow’s leaders and will need new skills to compete effectively.  An underlying assumption of all leadership is that people should use interpersonal skills in the environment to increase self-awareness, understand others, and learn from life experiences (Burbach, et. al, 2004). Leaders constantly learn about life in order to become more aware of how their behavior impacts others and how life’s lessons can enhance their decision-making abilities. When their skills consolidate to create higher levels of influential performance they have sel