Critical Thinking Evidence: What evidence of critical thinking is demonstrated by Stephen Covey in the foreword and in his first chapter of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?” *You can reference page 24 of “The Art of Asking Essential Questions” (Elder, Paul 2006).

Write 3 individual posts (paragraphs) of less than 250 words each to reply to both topics below (3 posts per topic, 6 in total)
Your initial post sets the stage for discussion. Bring in the course readings (Gerzon, Covey, Collins, etc. and attributions) to support your position. Initial posts also conclude with a question to your colleagues to “deepen the dialogue,” and take the dialogue one step further.
In all three posts, state your position, defend it, promote deeper examination in a spirit of inquiry, and encourage conversation.
Some notes on voice and protocol: “Voice” is developed within the discipline of making a statement of your position (support or refute) and then defending it with citations and references to support your point of view. Avoid beginning with “I think” or “In my opinion.” Claim your voice. You have a place at the discussion table. You must provide a supported point of view, away from opinion. In text citations support your position.
Be concise, 250-word limit. *Complete your post with a question that will deepen our inquiry – not like a quiz or written exam question, but a question that continues to examine the topic, looking for elements or challenges.
TOPICS:
1)- Critical Thinking Evidence: What evidence of critical thinking is demonstrated by Stephen Covey in the foreword and in his first chapter of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?” *You can reference page 24 of “The Art of Asking Essential Questions” (Elder, Paul 2006).
2)- The Personality and Character Ethics: In Part One, Paradigms and Principles, Covey makes note of the “character ethic” or “being,” along with the dynamic of the “personality ethic” or “having” (p. 18). What might be compelling factor(s) that support policies or procedures in your organization* that belong to or support the concept of “having” or the concept of” being.” Please provide examples.
Example of first post for topic 1: Covey uses critical thinking throughout the first part of his book. He takes experiences from his personal life and applies the knowledge he has gained to develop a fundamental being of why something might be. One of the examples Covey provides about personal growth, that resonated with me, was the experience he had at his daughter’s birthday. Covey tries to get his daughter to share her new toys, but she refuses to. It isn’t until Covey applies critical thinking after the fact, that he realizes the reason as to why she is not sharing them. Using Edler and Paul’s elements of reasoning you can see how Covey applied critical thinking. One of the elements is, what is the most important information. Covey knows that his daughter won’t share, and it is making her visibly upset. Then he can use the element of point of view. Covey could ask himself what is his daughter’s point of view? Her point of view is that my toys are brand new, and I do not want to share them no matter what. Lastly, he can use the elements of implication and the concept. Covey notices that he is making his daughter upset, the implication, and diverts the other kids’ attention. Lastly his applies the concepts he knows and realizes his initial assumption that she was wrong, and he was right is incorrect, and under that she needs to learn possessing before a sense of genuine sharing.
How do accountants use critical thinking daily?
Example of first post for topic 2: A strong set of policies should support character ethics as a business wants their employees to be effective and hardworking. Character ethics focuses on the foundational traits, such as modesty, hard work, integrity, honesty, etc. that are built into peoples’ foundations (Covey). These are principles that govern human effectiveness (Covey). If a company shows that they have policies built upon character ethics, an employee can hope that those values are instilled in management to ensure they are working for a strong company. As a new hire, it is probably one of the first things you read and the first view of the company’s atmosphere. The company I work for has a set of core values as part of their polices. Each of these values supports character ethics. One example would be trust. Trust as stated in our policy means “we have mutual respect for one another, we acknowledge each other’s contributions, we practice active listening, and we deliver on our promises.” Trust inherently relays on having character ethics built into your character. High trust culture is where character ethics begins, and personality ethics ignores this natural principle and process (Covey). For a business to truly succeed the employees and customers need to trust each other. This is something that can’t be hidden or be a quick fix as personality ethics can be (Covey).
Active listening is a subject Covey discusses in Part One of his book. What is the importance in active listening, why do people value this trait?

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