When you judge a book by its cover, you’re likely to arrive at a half-baked conclusion. To bring clarity to your thinking and make a well-reasoned, logic-based decision, you need intellectual rigor. The thoroughness, accuracy and meticulous attention that it demands will not just help you survive in the workplace, you will thrive.

Equip yourself with the ability to rationalize and learn how to think critically about myriad issues. In this pathway, learn to focus on the right pieces of information, ask the right questions and make the right assumptions.

Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.

Intellectual Rigor is the ability to make well-reasoned arguments that are supported by logic and evidence. Intellectually rigorous individuals are able to convince others about their ideas because they are rooted in research and backed by solid evidence.

Intellectual Rigor eliminates the need to make decisions based on emotions. Emotional decisions don’t work in a professional setting. Intellectually rigorous people come to the right conclusions at the right time. Their ideas and solutions are practical and deployable, hence ensuring progress and innovation.

Intellectually rigorous individuals rely on solid evidence and logic. They’re able to differentiate between decisions based on emotions and those based on logical reasoning. Intellectually rigorous people are also highly analytical and articulate. They research well and are able to present their arguments with clarity and  precision. They come across as highly intelligent individuals who are able to solve problems and come up with rational, well thought out solutions that truly work. 

The Harappa program that focuses on Intellectual Rigor as a Thrive Skill is the Powerful Presence Program.

Other Thrive Skills under THINK are Managing Good Judgment, Informed Decision Making, Ethical Clarity, Enhanced Self-Awareness, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Agility and Big-Picture Thinking.

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