GB3400 Critical Thinking for Strategic Leadership

This course is about thinking critically and its importance for national security. It will help students better understand how to use critical thinking as a tool for strategic leadership. The course will show why critical and strategic thinking is important, and how it can be used to understand competitive situations and trends in the strategic environment; and help better formulate and analyze ideas about complex problems (in both business and defense-oriented organizations), and the examination of cases of leaders, leadership and critical and strategic thinkers in the past and present. The topic and the approach meets a timely need identified most recently in the Education for Sea-power Study which calls for (much) greater attention to educating for strategic and critical thinking and strategic leadership.

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  • As Required
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