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Six Thinking Hats Overview

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Six Thinking Hats overview as a meeting management tool from Edward de Bono's creative thinking method.

Six Thinking Hats overview as a meeting management tool from Edward de Bono's creative thinking method.


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    • 1. Six Thinking Hats ® As a Meeting Management Tool Presented by: de Bono Consulting (A Resources Unlimited Company) www.deBonoConsulting.com
    • 2. Benefits Of The Six Thinking Hat Framework
      • Parallel
      Improve Exploration Save Time Improve Creativity & Innovation Adversarial Foster Collaborative Thinking NOT
    • 3. The Originator Dr. Edward de Bono
      • M.D., Ph.D., (philosophy, medicine & psychology), Rhodes scholar
      • World-renowned consultant to business, governments, schools and industry
      • Author of more than 70 books in 40 languages
      • Originator of Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, Direct Attention Thinking Tools, Course in Creativity, Focus on Facilitation, Simplicity and Six Value Medals
    • 4. Results Around The World
      • Since 1993 over 600,000 trained
      • In use by many of the largest & most successful organizations worldwide
      • Works well in different cultures
      • Applies at all levels & across disciplines
    • 5. The Basics
      • There are six different imaginary hats that you can put on or take off.
      • Think of the “hats” as thinking icons.
      • Each hat is a different color and represents a different type or mode of thinking.
      • We all wear the same hat (do the same type of thinking) at the same time.
      • When we change hats - we change our thinking.
    • 6. FOCUS Blue Hat Managing The Thinking Setting The Focus Making Summaries Overviews  Conclusions Action Plans
      • Green Hat
      • Creative Thinking
      • Possibilities  Alternatives
      • New Ideas  New Concepts
      • Overcome Black Hat Problems & Reinforce Yellow Hat Values
      Black Hat Why It May Not Work Cautions  Dangers Problems  Faults Logical Reasons Must Be Given Yellow Hat Why It May Work Values & Benefits (Both Known & Potential) The Good In It Logical Reasons Must Be Given Red Hat Feelings & Intuition Emotions Or Hunches “ At This Point” No Reasons or Justification Keep It Short White Hat Information & Data Neutral & Objective Checked & Believed Facts Missing Information & Where To Source It
    • 7. White Hat Information & Data Neutral & Objective Checked & Believed Facts Missing Information & Where To Source It Red Hat Feelings & Intuition Emotions Or Hunches “ At This Point” No Reasons or Justification Keep It Short Black Hat Why It May Not Work Cautions  Dangers Problems  Faults Logical Reasons Must Be Given Yellow Hat Why It May Work Values & Benefits (Both Known & Potential) The Good In It Logical Reasons Must Be Given
      • Green Hat
      • Creative Thinking
      • Possibilities  Alternatives
      • New Ideas  New Concepts
      • Overcome Black Hat Problems & Reinforce Yellow Hat Values
      Blue Hat Managing The Thinking Setting The Focus Making Summaries Overviews  Conclusions Action Plans FOCUS
    • 8. Facilitator’s Role Has Completed Six Thinking Hats or Focus on Facilitation workshops
      • Define the focus of your thinking
      • Plan the sequence and timing of the thinking
      • Ask for changes in the thinking if needed
      • Handle requests from the group for changes in the thinking
      • Form periodic or final summaries of the thinking for consideration by the team
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    • 9. Participant’s Role Attending a meeting Facilitated by a trained Six Thinking Hats or Focus on Facilitator Leader
      • Follow the lead of trained Six Thinking Hats facilitator
      • Stick to the hat (type of thinking) that is in current use
      • Try to work within the time limits
      • Contribute honestly & fully under each of the hats
    • 10. Six Thinking Hats ® A Framework For Parallel Thinking In Teams
      • For information on becoming a Six Thinking Hats leader / facilitator please contact:
        • de Bono Consulting Worldwide Leader in de Bono Thinking Systems Training
          • 800.278.1292 or 515.278.1292
      • [email_address]
          • www.deBonoConsulitng.com