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CREATIVE & CRITICAL THINKING

Six Thinking Hats:
Simple & Effective.
Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. A powerful toolset, which once learned can be applied immediately!
 
How It Works.
You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic “thinking hat.” By mentally wearing and switching “hats,” you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting.

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

The Black Hat is judgment – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

Using Six Thinking Hats®, you and your team will learn how to use a disciplined process which will:
Significant Applications for the Parallel Thinking Process of Six Thinking Hats
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Productivity, Alignment, and Communication
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Meeting leadership and decision making
  • Product and Process Improvement, and Project Management
  • Critical, Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Organizational Change/Performance
  • Wherever High-Performance Thinking and Action is needed
 

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat, you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

LATERUAL  THINKING

Creativity & Innovation

In the face of fast-changing trends, fierce competition, and the need to work miracles despite tight budgets, better quality and service are not enough. Creativity and innovation are the only engines that will drive lasting success. Lateral Thinking™ is essential. Instead of linear or vertical thinking, which relies solely on logic, Lateral Thinking™ is a deliberate, systematic process of using your ability to think in a different way. These proven methods make insight, creativity, and innovation happen. We know creative thinking is a skill that can be learned and we will show you how with these methods.
 
Take a look at our program format:
The Need for Lateral Thinking
Focus
Challenge
Alternatives
Random Entry
Provocation
Harvesting and Treatment
 
Our minds have been trained to find typical and predictable solutions to problems. Often this leads to ‘thinking inside the box’ and to entrapment in old paradigms. As an illustration, challenging old paradigms and using Dr. Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking methods, a DuPont employee eliminated nine steps in their Kevlar manufacturing process and saved the company $30 million dollars a year. More clearly you see that learning to think deliberately ‘outside the box’ pays off. From strategic planning to solutions for everyday issues, thousands of individuals worldwide have used this proven method to create and innovate breakthroughs.
 
Outcomes...
 
You will learn how to:
 
Lateral Thinking™ is:
 

You And Your Team Members Can Learn How To Separate Thinking Into Six Clear Functions And Roles. 

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