I attended an excellent webinar on Critical Thinking today. The speaker sighted some interesting statistics about how much need there is for training in Critical Thinking. Executives view Critical Thinking as one of the most important needs for employees and there is a huge skills gap. Higher education is not teaching / training people in critical thinking skills and college graduates are assessed by upper management as very lacking in that area. Critical Thinking is one of the most important areas for development in the professional workforce. Skills such as decision making, risk management, and others are related and those skills are not often taught in college either. Those are areas with strong needs for development.