Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking!

Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session Description

Recent research suggests there is a critical thinking deficiency in the workforce. This presentation on critical thinking will begin by highlighting the key themes present in the definitions of critical thinking while also emphasizing its importance in the business context. Then, the presentation will provide practical tips and recommendations, adapted from scientific research and industry best practices, that HR leaders and professionals can implement to improve critical thinking among employees and encourage employees to think critically more often.


Kelly Reed Ph.D.

Kelly Reed leads the Global People and Culture Solutions service line at Lockton. This practice helps organizations worldwide improve their talent, culture and business outcomes using people data and work science. She also leads the People X Institute at Lockton, which focuses on advancing workplace practices at the community level by fostering mutual learning and growth among HR and business leaders. Prior to joining Lockton, Kelly spent more than a decade with a boutique management consulting firm in a variety of roles, ultimately as vice president and market leader. Kelly serves in various leadership roles for charitable organizations and industry associations in the community. She also presents at conferences and events nationwide on topics related to talent, culture and organization effectiveness. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and seeing as much of the world as possible through travel. Kelly is a licensed psychologist in Missouri.