8.9 Key Terms

analytical thinking: when we work through a problem by breaking it down into its component parts for separate analysis. 8.2

contingency planning: identifying potential problems and creating a back up plan for when things go wrong. 8.4

creative thinkers: people who often seek out new ways to solve problems or identify a need that they want to fulfill; they are often entrepreneurs and “big idea” people. 8.2

crisis management: involves working to resolve the immediate problem first and then reflecting on what happened to develop a strategy that will help avoid the same problem in the future. 8.4

critical thinking: includes some form of judgment that thinkers generate after carefully analyzing the perspectives, opinions, or experimental results present for a particular problem or situation. 8.2


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