More and more employers are looking for employees who have not only specialized academic skills but also are creative, problem solvers, and have outstanding analytical skills. critical thinking is a self-directed process by which one takes deliberate steps to think at the highest level of quality. Benefits of critical thinking include, improved cognitive skills, a foundation of logical decision making on which you can draw, even in stressful situations higher professional achievement, improves team playing skills, facilitates the ability to stay calm and make good decisions even under stress. In short, business leaders must be critical thinkers!!