Lesson Learned Paper

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Lessons Learned Paper
Steven
University of Phoenix

Lessons Learned Paper
Critical Thinking
I learned so much more about critical thinking then I ever knew before I attended this class. I learned about critical thinking in previous classes and I thought I had a good understanding of the subject. I now understand that information was the foundation for this class.
In class this week, I learned to use critical thinking to identify assumptions and situatedness in people’s writing and speaking. I learned that everyone makes assumptions, and a certain amount of assumptions are good. I was taught early on that assumptions are bad. I remember the old saying, to assume will make an ass out of you and me. I now see that was a very
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I can use my knowledge of situatedness in leadership roles and in building relationships in my professional and personal lives. By understanding another’s situatedness I can see the world through their filters. By understanding how others view the world, I can use that information to inspire and motivate them. I always view personality test of any employees that work for me.
I would never hire anyone without giving him a personality test first. I have found that qualified people are easy to find, but to find a qualified person whose personality fits into the organizational culture is another story. Certain personality types are needed for certain positions and personality test provides a window into that person’s mind.
I learned in a business class when earning my BS degree in Business Administration to perform a Myers-Briggs personality test in my mind on everyone I associate with. It does not take long while speaking with someone to determine whether they are an introvert or an extrovert, and so on. The Myers-Briggs personality test give my insight into that persons thought process, which allows me to motivate and inspire them more effectively. By looking at one’s assumptions and Situatedness I should have a deeper insight into one’s inter-being.
I can use my knowledge of assumptions and Situatedness to build or not build relationships with others. I believe in diversity, but there are times when I need to be around like minded

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