In his idea brief, Harter challenges us to examine the need for critical thinking in higher education and leadership studies, but in a considerably different manner than the lone reflective leader. The author suggests that no matter what the world might throw at them, graduates with this skill set would cope when a situation turns volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Harter also introduces the importance of collaborative critical thinking in groups. He suggests it is better to draw on the greater intellectual resources of the group, a concept Harter refers to as the “extended mind: “Leaders are also embedded in a network that would be foolish to ignore. Better to draw on the greater intellectual resources of the group and use the minds surrounding you.”

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