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  • Summary: The problem with urging outside-the-box thinking is that many of us do a less-than-stellar job of thinking inside the box. We often fail to realize the options and opportunities that are blatantly visible inside the box that could dramatically improve our chances of success. We fall victim to familiar traps, such as doing things the same old (ineffective) way or discounting colleague and teammate ideas. Thinking outside of the box can generate innovative and ingenious ideas and outcomes, but the results will flop when teammates ignore the ideas inside the box.
  • GETTING STUCK ON SAME LEVEL OF THINKING, IMMOBILIZES YOU. SOMEONE REPEATEDLY THINKS ABOUT HIS IMAGE, SO HE ALWAYS DRESSES TO PLEASE THE OPPOSITE SEX, HAIR CUT, SAGGY PANTS, EAR RINGS, PIERCING BODY PARTS, COSTLY PHONE, BELTS SHOES, ETC. THIS PERSONS THOUGHT PROCESS WILL REVOLVE AROUND ????
  • GETTING STUCK ON SAME LEVEL OF THINKING, IMMOBILIZES YOU. SOMEONE REPEATEDLY THINKS ABOUT HIS IMAGE, SO HE ALWAYS DRESSES TO PLEASE THE OPPOSITE SEX, HAIR CUT, SAGGY PANTS, EAR RINGS, PIERCING BODY PARTS, COSTLY PHONE, BELTS SHOES, ETC. THIS PERSONS THOUGHT PROCESS WILL REVOLVE AROUND ????
  • GETTING STUCK ON SAME LEVEL OF THINKING, IMMOBILIZES YOU. SOMEONE REPEATEDLY THINKS ABOUT HIS IMAGE, SO HE ALWAYS DRESSES TO PLEASE THE OPPOSITE SEX, HAIR CUT, SAGGY PANTS, EAR RINGS, PIERCING BODY PARTS, COSTLY PHONE, BELTS SHOES, ETC. THIS PERSONS THOUGHT PROCESS WILL REVOLVE AROUND ????
  • Summary: The problem with urging outside-the-box thinking is that many of us do a less-than-stellar job of thinking inside the box. We often fail to realize the options and opportunities that are blatantly visible inside the box that could dramatically improve our chances of success. We fall victim to familiar traps, such as doing things the same old (ineffective) way or discounting colleague and teammate ideas. Thinking outside of the box can generate innovative and ingenious ideas and outcomes, but the results will flop when teammates ignore the ideas inside the box.
  • LATERAL THINKING The term 'lateral thinking' was coined by Edward de Bono to denote a problem-solving style that involves looking at the given situation from unexpected angles. Sometimes a problem seems difficult or insoluble because our assumptions about it are wrong. In his own words "You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging the same hole deeper. This means that trying harder in the same direction may not be as useful as changing direction. Effort in the same direction (approach) will not necessarily succeed. Lateral Thinking is for changing concepts and perceptions". It requires thinking "out of the box"......Here are some well known examples.
  • You cannot elevate to higher thinking if you do not realize where you are?
  • The first step for a change leader is to free up resources that are committed to maintaining things that no longer contribute to performance and no longer produce results. Maintaining yesterday is always difficult and extremely time-consuming. Maintaining yesterday always commits the institution's scarcest and most valuable resources--and above all, its ablest people--to non results. Yet doing anything differently--let alone innovating--always creates unexpected difficulties. It demands leadership by people of high and proven ability. And if those people are committed to maintaining yesterday, they are simply not available to create tomorrow.
  • The first step for a change leader is to free up resources that are committed to maintaining things that no longer contribute to performance and no longer produce results. Maintaining yesterday is always difficult and extremely time-consuming. Maintaining yesterday always commits the institution's scarcest and most valuable resources--and above all, its ablest people--to non results. Yet doing anything differently--let alone innovating--always creates unexpected difficulties. It demands leadership by people of high and proven ability. And if those people are committed to maintaining yesterday, they are simply not available to create tomorrow.
  • Listen to each other's suggestions.  Don't be so quick to dismiss each other's ideas.  Challenge assumptions.  Create team norms that improve working together.  Build a relationship with the customer before building the product.  Consider the customer's perspective when asking questions.  Spend more time talking with the customer—and listening.  Spend more time planning before starting to build.  Ask more questions about what's expected.  Ask better questions about what's expected.  Draw from each other's strengths.  Collaborate with other teams and learn from each other.  Consider what we've learned in other similar projects.  Consider what we've learned in other projects unlike this one.  Relate this problem to other problems team members have had experience with.  Have a team member observe how the team is doing and give feedback.  Seek advice from others who have already undertaken similar projects.  Stop periodically and assess how the team is doing. 
  • When you do this exercise, you will come up with a few items right away. They are the obvious things you already know. When you get to the end of those, it will suddenly get very hard. That's the wall of the box. This is the place where you must press on. Think outside the box. When you get through that wall, those new ideas will come easier. You'll come up with things you never thought of before
  • One not from each of the other three wheels
  • One not from each of the other three wheels
  • Turn a switch on for one minute. Then turn it off. Switch on a second switch. Go into the room and feel the bulbs. Warm bulb is connected to the first switch, the on-bulb to the second switch.
  • He is a dwarf, and so can only reach the elevator button of the 7 th floor. On rainy days, he uses his umbrella to reach the button of the 10 th floor.
  • They are husband and wife
  • Push cork in and shake out the coin
  • THE LETTER U
  • The Power of Passion Passion is that which burns inside us after everything else is lying flat and bland at our feet. Passion can make you walk one more mile when you are certain that mile will kill you, and passion still sparks after you have walked that last mile and found nothing at the end of it but more road. We are all passionate about something. It can be as quiet as relishing a sunset or as forceful as running a marathon. We have all felt it at one time or another. You are literally infused with energy, you look forward to the next challenge even if it stands in the way of your main goal. All the barriers you cross only reinforce how important this one single thing is. When you use passion in anything you create you will find it holds a special affinity with the world it is flung into. If you listen to music very carefully you can hear the passion the artists have put into it. It's alive. It reveals much more than the notes and words that are being played, it glimpses into the souls of the people who created it. If we want our creating to reflect the impression that we care about what we are doing we need to be passionate about it. If you want your imaginations to dreg up ideas that you will find not only useful but meaningful become passionate about your subject. You can't fake passion. You have to feel it genuinely. Think back to a time when you simply had to accomplish something. It didn't have to be important to anyone but you. It was something you were absolutely dedicated to accomplishing no matter what the cost or even the reward. It can be something simple, something everyone else seemed to reach so easily yet you struggled with it. Remember back to when you had to learn to ride that bicycle, or pass your driver's test. You were willing to put in whatever effort was necessary. It didn't matter how many times you fell off that bike or how many parallel parkings you had to do using garbage cans till you finally got it right; no matter the neighbors thought you had lost it hours ago and were getting ready to put the nut wagon on speed dial. These things were so important to you it didn't matter what anyone thought of you or your methods, you were determined to accomplish them. In the end you thought of the way that would make them work for you. That is the true power of passion, it sustains you, energizes you, feeds you. Your imagination works overtime to help you find the very thing that can make you reach your goal. That is the passion you bring to your brainstorming session. That is the enthusiasm you infuse your imagination with. Get excited about what you are creating. Put passion into your work. Truly give of yourself. Fulfill your passion.

Higher thinking Higher thinking Presentation Transcript

  • welcome it’s a GREAT DAY
  • Ndu-Hubert-EkeLean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • why am I here?
  • Training & Education are useful tool to identify Where are we going?Where are we now? How do we get there
  • Higher Thinking – In & Outside the box thinking
  • Objectives • Use your brain to its full potentialWHAT’S IN • Look at things from different angles • Develop your critical thinkingIT FOR • Increase your innovative capabilityYOU? • Release the creative potential inPARTICIPATING TO THIS products, services, brand,WORKSHOP WILL ENABLEYOU TO…. organizational structures • Enhance your problem solving skills • Improve the status-quo HOW IMPORTANT IS WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT?
  • Essential Message Phil. 4:8Whatever things are TRUE….HONEST..JUST..PURE..LOVELY. .OF GOOD REPORT, any VIRTUE… any PRAISE….THINK ON THESE THINGS
  • What is Thinking? Thinking is a purposeful, organizedcognitive process that we use to make sense of our world.
  • What is Critical Thinking?WARNING: THIS MAN IS NOT THINKING CRITICALLY!!
  • Essential Message Phil. 4:8Whatever things are TRUE….HONEST..JUST..PURE..LOVELY. .OF GOOD REPORT, any VIRTUE… any PRAISE….THINK ON THESE THINGS
  • Essential Message Phil. 4:8You do what yourepeatedly think on!You become the thingsyou repeatedly do Click Me
  • CONTENT OF THE BOX OUTSIDE IN INSIDE OUTTrapped inside Tolerance for ambiguityMind blockers Mental flexibilityCreative Thinking Producing creative IdeasAreas for innovation Techniques / Tools / Triggers Product improvement Brainstorming Customer service Nyaka : defect analysis Product diversification Merlin – improvement of product or service Creative Advertising Eureka – Illogical problem solving New products / service Brain faxing - Creative problem solving Efficiency – quality – cost Mind Mapping – rapid idea building Personal effectiveness Visualization Creativity Management
  • Thinking Higher – inside/outside the box thinkingA problem-solving stylelooking at the givensituation from
  • Realization PrecedesE levatio
  • “…so who are you?
  • Science proves that
  • “…you were CREATED to be thebest ever…different”
  • “ he is ONE OF A KIND !”
  • SPECIALUNIQUE
  • Nobody else on earth has his DN
  • body else on earth has his i
  • obody else has his finger prin
  • MY NAME IS YOUR POTENTIALPOTENTIAL IS ALL THAT I CAN BE, BUT HAVENOT YET BECOME. ALL THAT I CAN DO, BUTHAVE NOT YET DONE.WAS BORN THE DAY I WAS BORN, BUT I DIDNOT KNOW. RATHER, I ’VE ALWAYS YOUR MYTWIN BROTHER. HIS NAME IS “MY LIMITATION”,AND HOW POTENTIAL HATES LIMITATION SO
  • HE SAYS I CANNOT DO ALL THAT POTENTIALKNOWS YOU CAN DO. HE SAYS I CANNOT BEALL THAT POTENTIAL KNOWS YOU CAN BE.BUT IF I ONLY PUT THE LIGHT ON POTENTIAL,I WILL FIND THAT MY LIMITATION IS ONLYPOTENTIALS SHADOW; AND THE BRIGHTERTHE LIGHT I PLACE ON POTENTIAL THEFASTER MY LIMITATION DISAPPEARS.
  • AND IF I’LL PERMIT POTENTIAL TO INTRODUCEHIMSELF, MY NAME IS YOUR POTENTIAL; AND WITHME IS ALL THE SUCCESS AND GREATNESS YOU’VEALWAYS DREAMT OF. MY MISSION IS TO ENSURETHAT YOU THINK AS YOU OUGHT TO AND BECOMEALL YOU WERE MEANT TO BE, TO ASSIST YOU DOALL THAT YOU WERE CREATED TO DO, SO THATYOU CAN HAVE EVERYTHING IMPACT YOU WEREDESIGNED TO MAKE.
  • AND IF YOU LET POTENTIAL SHINE THROUGH,THE WORLD WILL SOON DISCOVER THE TRUE YOU
  • So what could these be?Potential-Limitation = Performance Higher Current Thinking Thinking State State
  • CLICK OBJECT TO PLAY
  • Syndicate Group DiscussionList top 3 paradigms that must change for me to attain higher thought process
  • Abandon yesterday !Free up resources:that are committed to maintaining things that no longer contribute to performanceand no longer produce resultsMaintaining yesterday:And if you are committed to maintaining yesterday, then you are simply not available to create today and tomorrow
  • AbandonYesterday !
  • TRANSFORMING INTO GREAT LEADERSHIP –Success in attaining a higherfreeze thinking status … –Is in your daily agenda –Growth in this area is not an automatic process –You must have a plan for growth
  • Paradigms…
  • at’s a very interesting wheelbarrow. because the handle isshort, if you got some mud on the wheel, you could reachht over and kick it off”y, that’s great wheelbarrow-you could wheel that right up tedge of a hole and empty it over the edgees, and you could put a little trap door in the bottomd empty it by just pulling on a string”
  • Paradigms…OLD PARADIGM NEW PARADIGMOBSERVER PARTICIPANTNOT INTERESTED INTERESTEDUNHELPFUL HELPFULCRITIC SUPPORTERCOMPLEX SIMPLEJUDGE COACHDULL SHARPLAID BACK CURIOUSPROBLEM SOLUTION
  • What is thinking outside the box?Thinking outside of the box is generatinginnovative and ingenious ideas and outcomes,but using whats available inside the box.
  • Four steps tochange howyou think &work
  • Step One: BeCurious
  • iosity is one of the permanent and certainracteristics of a vigorous intellect.
  • Guaranteeing Higher ThinkingBehavioral StandardsBehavior is forged on two key Platforms. Behaviour Attitude Discipline
  • Be Curious……SuspendJudgment
  • Step Two: Make Connections
  • Creativity is the powerto connect the seemingly unconnected.
  • Consider All Possibilities
  • nside-the-box-thinking Exercises
  • 1.
  • Using FOUR straight lines, join ALL thedots WITHOUT lifting your pen from the paper         
  • 4 straight linesJoin ALL dotsDo not lift pen         
  • 4 straight lines Success in lifeJoin ALL dots can only beDo not lift pen achieved if we play at the fringes.         
  • 2.
  • When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, theyfound out that the pens wouldnt work at zero gravity (ink wontflow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it tookthem one decade and $12 million.They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down,underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in atemperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
  • You are now faced with same dilemma,think inside of the box and write downsecretly what you will use to solve thisproblem right now NOT in one decade and with $0 not $12 million.
  • 3.
  • The boom box: Look at the familiar object provided (boom box), and examine it, study it. Touch it, operate it (with care). Keep studying it until you have learned something about everything it can do. This is what it means to think inside the box. The box is what you know.nside-the-box-thinking
  • The boom box: Look at the familiar object provided (boom box) again. Consider other things you know along these lines, what can be incorporated in future boom box designs that are absent in this one? This is what it means to think outside the box, using the box that you know.utside-the-box-thinkin
  • Writing Exercise: Pick up a book, close your eyes, open it to a random page, and stab your finger at the page. Look and see which word your finger landed on. Now get a paper and pen or pencil, and come up with 10 ways that word relates to your life. Obvious things – things you already know Non-obvious things - very hard. Thats the wall of the box.utside-the-box-thinkin
  • A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car, and they fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution which enables him to drive home. What is it?.utside-the-box-thinkin
  • A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car, and they fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution which enables him to drive home. What is it?.utside-the-box-thinkin
  • Three switches outside a windowless room are connected to three light bulbs inside the room. How can you determine which switch is connected to which bulb if you may enter the room only once?utside-the-box-thinkin
  • A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator to go down to the ground floor to go to work. When he returns he takes the elevator to the 7th floor and walks up the stairs to reach his apartment on the 10th floor. He hates walking so why does he do it? Clue: on rainy days he goes up in the elevator to the tenth floor.utside-the-box-thinkin
  • Two Nigerians walk down a street in Lagos. One Nigerian is the father of the other Nigerian’s son. How are they related?utside-the-box-thinkin
  • If you put a small coin into a an empty wine bottle and replace the cork, how would you get the coin out of the bottle without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?utside-the-box-thinkin
  • What occurs once in June, once in July and twice in Augustutside-the-box-thinkin
  • passion
  • passion for SELF/LIFEChampions/Winners have a…
  • passion for PARENTSChampions/Winners have a…
  • passion for PEOPLE
  • passion for JOB/TASKChampions/Winners have a…
  • passion for IDEASChampions/Winners have a…
  • PLEASE STAND ON YOUR FEET
  • I AM AGROWING
  • I am not a boss, I AM A GARDENER.Mine is to sow and water the seeds of great thinking in my colleagues & Iand to weed out all the ill habits that willhinder them from thinking higher to
  • I am not a boss, I AM AN ARTIST Mine is to paint beautiful pictures in mythoughts of a great future on my heart and the hearts of my friends.
  • I am not a boss, I AM A MENTOR. Mine is to give these great friends the keys to success and to shine the lighton the pitfalls along their career paths to success.
  • I am not a boss, I AM A BUILDER.Mine is to build in them the principles,habits and lifestyle of greatness daily, one friend at a time.
  • I am not a boss, I AM A ROLE MODEL.Mine is to be a shining example of what true greatness can be.
  • I am not a boss,I AM A GREAT THINKER.
  • “…go for it”“…think higher, do more” “…live Higher daily”
  • Hubert - +234 809 637 4244 5neke@msn.com