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Six Thinking Hats Online Lecture

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Six Thinking Hats Online Lecture

  1. 1. dr Edward de Bono’s Constructive Thinking Nastja Mulej For Challenge:Future, 24. 2. 2011, Ljubljana
  2. 2. HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
  3. 3. The Lecturer – Nastja Mulej <ul><li>The only licensed trainer of de Bono thinking in Slovenia (Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, CoRT) </li></ul><ul><li>Translated his two basic works </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50 workshops (< 500 attendees) and 50 conferences (< 500 attendees) in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>BA in Economics, BA in Sociology, M.Sc. in communication studies </li></ul><ul><li>10 years in New Moment (ex Saatchi & Saatchi) as head of new ideas department (New Moment Magazine, Ideas Campus, New Moment Thinking) , before copywriter at Publicis Virgo </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer at many Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>PR manager of Slovenian Marketing Association, Golden Drum , Slovenian Marketing conference… </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Originator – Edward de Bono <ul><li>World’s leading authority in creative and conceptual thinking </li></ul><ul><li>M.D., Ph.D., Rhodes Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Author of over 7 0 books with translations into more than 40 languages </li></ul><ul><li>World renowned consultant to business, government and education </li></ul><ul><li>More than 500,000 people have been trained in this method </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ From debating what is… To designing what can be” 21434
  6. 6. Why, oh, why… <ul><li>How come no one realize what a genial idea I propose? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How come my team does not except my great idea, even though I am explaining it in most logical way and using every argument I can think of? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there any better way then argument? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How could we avoid conflicts in a team? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How to lead colleagues to use their capacity as much as possible? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>So what is a Six Thinking Hats technique and how do we play it? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Imagine… <ul><li>ABB: usually needed 20 days for the international project planning. With 6H: 2 days </li></ul><ul><li>In IBM labs: with 6H meetings shorten to ¼ </li></ul><ul><li>Statoil: problems with oil pumping equipment = 100.000 USD/day. With the 6H trainer problem solved in 20 min = 0 USD </li></ul><ul><li>Steel plant in SAF: 20.000 ideas in 1 meeting </li></ul>
  8. 8. Traditional Thinking <ul><li>The History of Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>The Gang of Three (469-322 B.C.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Socrates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plato </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aristotel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Fall of the Roman Empire (476 A.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>Who Followed Their Philosophy? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Perceptual Thinking <ul><li>Perception is neglected </li></ul><ul><li>We admire facts, logic and arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Church – from dogma, fix position </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze, evaluate, judge, critic, from own position </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t creative value, we are not turn forward </li></ul><ul><li>90 % of thinking errors are errors of perception </li></ul><ul><li>Direction perception (N, S, E, W) – controlling perception, better thinking, similar to binoculars </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confidence, self-esteem, new ideas </li></ul>
  10. 10. Parallel Thinking From Adversarial To Parallel
  11. 11. Parallel Thinking <ul><li>Getting everyone focused on using the same thinking tool at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages the sharing of information </li></ul><ul><li>Prompts a group to pool all of their ideas rather than defending one point of view </li></ul>
  12. 12. S i x T h i n k i n g H a t s <ul><li>Paralel thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Getting everyone focused on using the same thinking tool at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages the sharing of information </li></ul>
  13. 13. Introduction to S i x T h i n k i n g H a t s <ul><li>Why hats? </li></ul><ul><li>Six Hats </li></ul><ul><li>A powerful thinking tool </li></ul><ul><li>Not categories </li></ul>
  14. 14. Benefits of the S i x T h i n k i n g H a t s <ul><li>Separate out thinking so we can do one thing at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Ask people to switch thinking from one mode to another </li></ul><ul><li>Separate ego from performance </li></ul><ul><li>Signal what thinking process to use next </li></ul><ul><li>Expand from one-dimensional to full-coloured thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Explore subjects in parallel </li></ul><ul><li>Allow specific time for creativity & emotion </li></ul>
  15. 15. S i x T h i n k i n g H a t s White Hat Information Available and Needed Red Hat Intuition and Feelings Blue Hat Managing the Thinking Process Black Hat Caution, Difficulties and Weaknesses Yellow Hat Benefits and Value Green Hat Alternatives and Creative Ideas
  16. 16. Creativity <ul><li>Creativity means bringing into being something that was not there before. </li></ul><ul><li>It is necessary in every aspect of business. </li></ul><ul><li>We need it to solve problems, make improvements and create new opportunities. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Green Hat <ul><li>New Ideas, Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks alternatives and possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Removes faults </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t have to be logical </li></ul><ul><li>Generates new concepts </li></ul>
  18. 18. Green Hat Questions <ul><li>Are there other ways to do this? </li></ul><ul><li>What else could we do here? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the possibilities? </li></ul><ul><li>What will overcome our Black Hat concerns? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Creativity <ul><li>Only artists/rebels/children… are creative. </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity depends on talent. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas just happen. </li></ul><ul><li>It's enough to be liberated. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and techniques are limiting. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Green Hat <ul><li>Developing a Creative Mindset : 3Ps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive : Every idea is valuable. All ideas should be recorded. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prolific : The more ideas, the better. Build on the ideas of others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playful : It is much easier to tame a wild idea than to make a boring idea interesting. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Green Hat <ul><li>Stages of Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>0-5: The Age of Why </li></ul><ul><li>6-12: The Age of Why Not </li></ul><ul><li>13 – 100: The Age of Because </li></ul>
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! <ul><li>I wish you a great thinking! </li></ul><ul><li>Nastja Mulej </li></ul><ul><li>+ 386 41 540 866 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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