Week 2 amba610
Topics: Critical thinking, Reasoning, Leadership, Conclusion, Ambiguity, Evidence / Pages: 10 (2344 words) / Published: Oct 13th, 2013

University of Maryland University College

Critical Thinking Individual Paper

Abstract
In the memo written by Mr. Arturo Romano to Ms. Charlotte Greyson, he wants to show her that it is not viable to “establish and fund a new leadership development program” (A.Romano, personal communication, November 12, 2012), like Ms. Felton suggests. In order to break down the memo and see if everything that is said in the memo is correct, I will be using the techniques that authors Keeley and Browne teach us in their book Asking the Right Questions. The authors teach us in order to be critical of something we must ask the right questions to dig through what we are reading and “be able to make a decision if we believe what we are reading or not” (Browne & Keeley, 2011, p 5). The book teaches you to critically dissect a topic rather than taking in mindless amounts of information, but what to do with that information such as figuring out the reasoning, the issues, and values. I will be using Asking the Right Questions book to break down all parts of this memo. The end result of breaking down the memo is to see if I believe what the conclusion that is wanted or not. Benefit and Manner of Asking the Right Questions In the background segment of the memo “the director of operations suggested that Crawford Heckler Consultants of Manhattan (CHCM) establish a leadership-development program to prepare junior program executives for future advancement into executive positions.” When heading into a reading as said in Browne and Keeley’s book, you must first “pan it for gold” or ask yourself “many questions that are designed to uncover the best available decision” (Browne & Keeley, 2011, p4). With the panning for gold approach, I want to ask why are we sending them to this off-site location at 100k a year. Why do we not spend that money and build a training facility right here, and at the same time keep them at work with us? Also, Mr. Romano, mentioned in the memo



References: 1. Browne, M. N., &. Keeley, S. (2011). Asking the right questions: A guide to critical thinking. (10th ed.). New Jersey: Longman. 2. Hartigan, R. (Director) (2011). Importance of critical thinking for managers Retrieved from webtycho. 3. Hill, L. A (2004). New manager development for the 21st century. Academy of Management Executvie, (vol.18), 121-126

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