Critical thinking is a necessary skill for all leaders. It encourages you to look beyond the ‘obvious’ answer and examine an issue from all angles. Leaders should take the time to see things from different perspectives, to be creative with their solutions, and to connect the dots within their organization. With this approach, they are less likely to offend others, and more likely to create harmony through understanding. With this approach, decision-makers make better decisions as they have a holistic view of the challenge and more creative options are available for them to choose the one that is best for their organization.