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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Observe Better, Decide Better!
"The eyes are of little use if the mind be blind." ~ Arabian proverb.

To really understand a situation and to make effective decisions, you need to absorb lots of information. You must open your eyes to the world around you, and you also need to open your mind, and test your observations thoroughly.

You can learn how to do this with our video, 8 Ways to Improve Your Powers of Observation, and our infographic, Logical Fallacies.

You can delve deeper into the importance of good observation and rigorous testing in effective decision making with our article, Critical Thinking.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Powers of Observation 8 Ways to Improve Your Powers of Observation

Discover techniques for improving your powers of observation and boosting critical thinking.

All Readers' Video
Logical Fallacies Logical Fallacies

In this Infographic, learn how to discern valid arguments from false ones.

All Readers' Infographic
Coping Under Pressure Critical Thinking

Explore techniques for developing an open mind, so that you can make better decisions.

All Readers' Skill-Builder
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Inductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning

Learn how to use your intuition, experience and observations to make effective decisions.

All Members' Skill-Builder
Information Gathering
Information Gathering

Discover what types of data you need to collect, to give you the broadest perspective of your environment.

All Members' Skill-Builder
Decide and Deliver
Decide and Deliver, With Paul Rogers

In this Expert Interview, find out how to turn data into a decision quicker than your rivals.

Premium Members' Expert Interview
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Logical Fallacies Brexit Election Logical Fallacies and Elections: A Marriage of Convenience

Mind Tools editor Ed Pearcey examines whether logical reasoning can survive the stresses of an election campaign.
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Ethics: Do They Have a Place in L&D? (Pt 1) Ethics: Do They Have a Place in L&D?

Bob Little looks at the argument that L&D professionals shouldn't let technological advances blind them to the ethics involved.
A Final Note

Every day, you make decisions based on the observations, experiences and information you have collected. But do you blindly trust this input before reaching a decision? The best choices require an open mind and critical analysis.

Next week, you can learn how to identify and manage the short-term stresses that you experience, so that you can manage them, and live a calmer life.

Have a great week!

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