CQ Originals: Critical Thinking

People & leadership


CQ Originals: Critical Thinking

  • Format

    Course - Online

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Become a critical thinker and pave the way for improved problem-solving communication and collaboration skills.

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Think critically, act decisively, live confidently

Enhance the effectiveness of both your company and team by developing critical thinking skills that allow you to identify, analyze and solve problems systematically and effectively, improving your leadership, coordination, planning, and decision-making skills.

Analyze your thoughts

  • Develop the ability to analyze your thoughts and the information you receive through observation, experience, reasoning, and communication with yourself and others.
  • Strengthen your leadership mindset to develop your own point of view while recognizing biases and limits.
  • Identify the steps required to effectively solve problems and develop efficient strategies.

Improve and support your reasoning

Allow behavioral science to guide you through the different steps of critical thinking to help you listen with focus, gather, and analyze information to achieve your goals.

Make effective decisions

Learn how to question and evaluate evidence presented to you, examine problems from different perspectives, make correct inferences, and assess probabilities, all while recognizing your cognitive biases.

Explore how to improve your communication by effectively structuring your arguments and refining your decision-making process.

A new way to learn

Harness the power of edutainment as you dive into an entertaining learning experience that uses animation, videos, storytelling, and real-world examples that makes learning engaging, relatable, and interactive — and, perhaps most important, easy to retain and apply in your everyday life.

Expand your human intelligence skills and explore CQ Originals: Active Listening.

Who Will benefit

  • Accounting and finance professionals '- Management accounting professionals
  • Leaders and managers
  • Non-finance professionals across other key departments including sales, digital, HR, and IT

Key Topics

  • Critical thinking techniques
  • The role of active listening
  • Recognizing bias
  • Individual and organizational benefits

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the definition of critical thinking.
  • Recognize the importance of critical thinking.
  • Recognize the components of the thinking loop.

This course provides 1 hour of CPE credit in the Communications and Marketing field of study.

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 1 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Communications and Marketing
Programme level:Basic
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Clare Stewart Munn

    Clare Munn’s global experience spans technology, business and executive strategy, as well as filmmaking and digital content creation. Moreover, Clare’s experience in the world of professional communication, coaching, and active listening saw her trademarking CQ: Communication Quotient: Expressive & Receptive Intelligence in 2010 and founding CQ Matrix, LLC to continue research and development on cognitive science and psychology associated with communication and learning. Clare has taken her passion for communication to the world’s stage as a renowned public speaker and writer for the likes of CNET, Dwell, TEDWomen, AOL, California Women’s Conference and The Huffington Post. Clare is also a three-time Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated producer and film executive.

    With a passion for learning that started in childhood, Clare’s dedication and vision saw her start the first multidimensional online management and employee training and compliance company in 1998 with a successful exit in 2010. In 2001, Clare joined another ed-tech start-up, helping raise Series B (22m) and this too had an exit in 2004. In 2004, Clare went on to launch an award-winning digital advertising, social impact and social media agency, The Communication Group, (TCG) - with clients including Hitachi, Maxtor, Cisco, McKesson, AMD, eBay, Genentech, Hylands, Chantecaille, Naturopathica, Danskin and Eddie Bauer. TCG also became the first 50 green-certified companies in San Francisco.

    Clare co-founded BoxMedia in 2016. This innovative B2B edutainment ed-tech company is on a mission to redefine learning with a focus on employability through cognitive science, CQ™, neuroscience, unique behavioural change methodologies, and AI.

    As well as developing BoxMedia’s own library of products focused on employable skills. BoxMedia also partners with established companies including Pearson Education, Accenture, and AICPA-CIMA co-developing world-class learning products as well as building their own leading-edge learning platform - BoxPlay. BoxMedia was one of the first 100 companies to sign the Equal Pay Pledge, have made a company-wide anti-racism pledge and are actively working on becoming net carbon zero.

  • Xiaoqing Wang

    Born in China, Xiaoqing Wang moved to the United States at age 12. After pursuing journalism and international studies at Virginia Tech, she shifted her attention to graphic design. After receiving her MFA from CalArts in 2006, Wang worked in branding and digital design in San Francisco before joining Green Dragon Office in Los Angeles in 2008. Over the past 12 years she and Lorraine Wild have collaborated on the design of nearly fifty publications, winning the prestigious George Wittenborn Memorial Award twice and the AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers award five times. Wang also teaches typography at Otis College of Art and Design, where her students describe her as a “sour patch kid”—i.e., both sweet and tart. To counteract the physical effects of endless hours spent kerning, tracking, and leading out type, Wang likes to get her hands dirty making ceramics at her pottery studio

  • Anna Zucchi

    Born in Milan, she moved to the United Kingdom in 2010 where in 2014 she graduated achieving a BSc Psychology at City University of London. She earned a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology with honors in 2019 at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. After a year of Postgraduate training in clinical and developmental psychology she passed the Italian Statal Exam and obtained the licence to practice as a clinical psychologist. Among her research projects she carried out a study to investigate episodic memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder and a year-long design and implementation of an Education and Finance role play instrument for inmates to help them develop their future planning skills in a long-term work project after their release, and to help them tackle with the evaluation of risks, resources, strategies and budget. She participated in research projects such as the validation of the Italian version of the psychometric test Spectra and received a specific training for the administration and scoring of the BRIEF-2, CDI-2: G E MASC-2 and Figura di Rey tests, the Italian validation of the Relationship Profile Test (RTP) and the recruitment and administration to clinical patients of the RTP and Personality Assessment Inventory tests (PAI). She is now working for Boxmedia as a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her academic and on the field projects in clinical psychology are being directly applied to BoxMedia learning methodology and products.


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