How to Increase Awareness

An important step in critical thinking is understanding what is happening around you. You can't make good decisions or effectively solve problems if you are not paying attention. There are three notable ways in which to increase awareness. The first is to use your own powers of observation. By being attentive to your surroundings you can spot problems and potential problems. The second is to get information directly from another person, and the third involves your active seeking of information.

While all methods can work well, there are potential hazards of each. Knowing about these hazards ahead of time, and working to avoid them, will help you to best use your powers of perception.

have made an observation, but what does it mean? You can infer from the depressed looks of your coworkers that the raises are probably much lower than expected.

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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