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All Talent Development Centre posts for Canadian technology contractors relating to decision making.

5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking (Video)

When clients engage an independent contractor for their tech projects, they’re often seeking an IT professional who can think outside of the box and move in a direction that hadn’t yet been considered. That could be innovating a brand new solution, but more often, it means troubleshooting small problems and solving them in new, efficient ways. In the end, they want somebody who can think critically on their team.

How are your critical thinking skills? Have you put much work into improving them, or at least testing yourself to see how much improvement they need? Because we can all use some improvement in this area, and critical thinking is a huge differentiator between alright IT contractors and exceptional IT contractors, here’s a video from TED-Ed with five tips to improve your critical thinking.

9 Habits that Lead to Terrible Decisions

When you’re a consultant, you’ve seen it all.  You’ve worked with some of the best and brightest clients and you’ve worked with the not-so-bright.  Regardless of intelligence level, everybody makes bad decisions.  The good news is they can be avoided.  Take a look at this infographic from Zenger Folkman.  It points out 9 habits that can often lead to terrible decisions.  Whether you’re advising clients or making decisions for your own business, consider these to avoid harmful mistakes.

Infographic: 9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions