By Stephanie Butland – Master Trainer, Six Thinking Hats®
You arrive on time at your first meeting, to find that there is a clear focus and an agenda. There are no lengthy anecdotes, no arguments, and none of the jostling for position or turf protection that make meetings such an unproductive use of time.
The meeting finishes early, with the outcomes achieved.
Back to your desk, a team member is concerned about a project: nothing has gone wrong, but it doesn’t feel right!
You look at the information: together you realise that some of it conflicts, so your team member goes to find out more…
…You breathe a sigh of relief, fixing this now will take some time, but fixing it later would have blown the budget.
Next, you have a great idea that you need to tell your team about. You prepare a presentation. You know it’s going to be controversial. You need to be prepared and think systematically through everything: facts, benefits, risks, and how to overcome challenges.
Your presentation gives your colleagues a thorough overview of your idea. You don’t want to simply bowl them over with your passion, or only focus on the good things about your proposal, ignoring the possible setbacks.
If this doesn’t sound typical to you, then maybe it’s time you found out more about Dr Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats®…
Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats®
You will have heard, and read about Edward de Bono’s groundbreaking Six Thinking Hats®. But, do you know ‘exactly’ what you can use the hats for?
- Saving time.
- Idea generation.
- Taking a balanced view.
- Individual thinking.
- Working in groups.
- Tricky conversations.
- Checking the facts.
- Encouraging collaboration.
- Controlling negativity.
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Edward de Bono
Dr. Edward de Bono is the world’s leading authority on conceptual thinking. Conceptual thinking is the driver of innovation, leadership, creativity, and problem-solving.