University of Maryland University College
DR. Murray Blank
To survive in such a multifaceted and diverse world we as people must possess the ability to think critically in highly complex situations. The world is an extremely challenging place, all of us are forced to adapt by constantly challenging existing principles and performing certain methods to ensure our growth both physically and mentally. Many claim that contemporary society needs a skill called critical thinking to adapt and survive. Critical thinking is a higher level of intellectual progression that makes use of diverse information, skills and attitudes in interpreting situations and confronting problems. Critical thinking is done …show more content…
Forsythe has a personal agenda and really does not care about developing leaders at CHCM. She states the only reason she is advocating for the idea is that she might covet Ms. Castle’s job as VP of Human Resources, yet she provides no evidence to support either accusation. Towards the end of her memo Ms. Castle stated that leadership programs are wasteful because money is not well-spent and left no evidence to support her claim.
Ms. Castle left many vague statements throughout her memo and should have been addressed before moving forward. According to Brown and Keeley the reader must identify key words or phrases within the reasoning that might have alternative meaning. If the reader is unable to identify ambiguous words or phrases they may not be able to properly accept or reject a conclusion (Browne & Keeley, 2011).
What are the value and descriptive assumptions?
Throughout this memo there are a few conflicts and assumptions made by Ms. Castle. In the memo Ms. Castle argued that Ms. Forsythe has a personal agenda and really does not care about developing leaders at CHCM (The Memo). She states the only reason she is advocating for the idea is that she might covet Ms. Castle’s job as Vice President of Human Resources or is motivated by her liberal beliefs, yet she provides no evidence to support either accusation. Ms. Castle also assumed that all leaders possess a tall physical disposition which can be seen from the six leaders she referenced in her