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Ohio State TreasurerCommunicationWhat did you think of the video?What do you think were the flaws in his presentation?

Why do you think he would NOT make a good leader?Why does good stage presence and communication essential in this day and age?HousekeepingAgreement Challenge During this week, carry a 3 x 5 index card with you wherever you go and record every agreement you make over the course of a few days until you fill up the card AND complete every agreement. Note who the agreement is with, what is was about and when it was fulfilled.

Ball Passing AssessmentActivityCHOOSE A LEADERIt is time to elect a new leader, and your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates.

Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. Hes had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B: He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whisky every evening.

Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero. Hes a vegetarian, doesnt smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasnt had any extramarital affairs. Which of these candidates would be your choice?Who would you choose?Why?AnswerCandidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Candidate B is Winston Churchill.

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler

Pirates of Silicon ValleyImproving TeamworkEssential Behaviors and Practices

In work related issues, increases satisfaction and productivityWhat conditions in the work place facilitate this?Employee Participation

How are we doing as team?Six sets of Behaviors & Practices

Listen in a non-evaluative wayAcknowledge anothers viewsRespond to message sender in understanding/empathetic mannerObtain additional informationActive Listening

Ensures team gathers, shares, and processes sufficient, timely and accurate information that is relevant to the work team task2. Processing Information

Process of encouraging and obtaining active participation of all membersIn decision making and problem-solving efforts.3. Inclusion

Each member has responsibility to ensure that the team engages in constructive taskIncludes inclusion, ensures all members participateShare rewards4. Sharing Responsibility

Members must know, understand and apply systematic problem-solving methods;Scientific and creative5. Solving Problems

Continue to develop skills, team interaction and evaluation of teams work and performanceHow well does the team meet or exceed quality performance goals and objectives.6. Continuous Improvement

Designed to help members learn & apply behaviors and practices which facilitate total quality team performance.

30 items w/ 5 point rating scaleMeasures perceptions about how a team engages in 6 sets of team performance behaviors & practicesRate and score manually summary to grade book, hard copy for review in class next session.

Self-Directed Team AssessmentBREAKCritical Thinking What Is Critical Thinking?Why Should We Become Good Critical Thinkers?Critical thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances.

What is Critical Thinking?A person who thinks critically can: ask appropriate questionsgather relevant informationefficiently and creatively sort through this information reason logically from this informationcome to reliable and trustworthy conclusions about the world that enable one to live and act successfully in itCritical thinking:Promotes creativityCrucial for self reflectionEnsures we have good reasons to believe or do what others try to persuade us to do or believe.- (Elder and Paul)

Critical thinking is that mode of thinking- about any subject, content, or problem- in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of the structures inherent in thinking and imposing intellectual standards upon them.

Paul and Elder (2001)Critical Thinking Is NOT:Based on feelingYour unsupported opinion or judgmentAn opinion based solely on what others say or have said

Critical Thinking QuestionsCritical Thinking QuizDo they have the 4th of July in England?YesNoMaybeI do not knowHow many birthdays does the average man have?7865.5One per yearNoneSome months have 31 days, how many have 28?How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?NoneTwoI am not sureI do not knowIs it legal for a man in California to marry his widows sister?How many outs are there in an inning?Two women play five games of checkers. Each woman wins the same number of games. There are no ties. Explain this.A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern exposure. A bear walks by the house. What color is the bear? Why? Black. Bears are blackWhiteBrown. The house is on a steep slope.There is no answer to this question.I have two U.S. coins totaling 55 cents. One is NOT a nickel. What are the coins?I have no ideaA fifty cent piece and a nickelNo answer100 yenBeing A Good ThinkerGood thinkers routinely ask questions in order to understand and effectively deal with the world around them. They question the status quo. They know that things are often different from the way they are presented. Their questions penetrate images, masks, fronts, and propaganda.Elder and Paul (2004)Three Obstacles In The Pathway To Effective Critical Thinking are:PerceptionBiasPatterns to reduce ambiguity

PINK BATPink BatMurder ActivityYou will be assigned to groupsTeamsTeamsTeam 1AndrewLebaRonMarieKirby

Team 2DerekLeeJustinLydiaFrankTeam 3LaurieSimonneStephenTomaszNicholas


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