Heather Ishikawa is the National Director for Pearson TalentLens. Heather has extensive experience in architecting corporate-wide, assessment based leadership development initiatives. Ishikawa has delivered workshops to hundreds of leaders on the topics of critical thinking, leadership teambuilding, communication and change management. Heather lives in California with her husband, two children and her sheltie.
You may be wondering why I chose to write about critical thinking. The answer is simple...my kids. As the mother of 2 young kids, I want my children to be excellent thinkers. When they receive information or advise from others, I want them to think for themselves and to make good decisions. I know that I can't be there everyday to protect and to guide them. The best that I can do is to teach them how to think, what questions to ask, where to go when they need more information and give them the confidence to make the right decision, even when it isn't the easy choice. Sometimes the answer is easy but it's the question that is hard. I want them to know when it is important to ask and explore the hard questions in life.
Life is what you think. If you want to transform your life then change your thinking.