“THINK LEFT AND THINK
RIGHT AND THINK LOW
AND THINK HIGH.
OH THE THINKS YOU CAN
THINK UP, IF YOU ONLY TRY”
DR SEUSS
EDWARD DE BONO
Maltese physician, author,
inventor and consultant.
He originated the term
lateral thinking, wrote
the book...
INTELLIGENCE (IQ) + THINKING
INTELLIGENCE (IQ)
The horse power of the car,
the engineering, suspension
= potential of the car.
THINKING
The performance of the car
isn’t determined by its
potential, but of the skill
of the driver.
INTELLIGENCE (IQ) + THINKING
is the skill of which it is used.is the potential of the mind (speed of neurons)
METHODS OF
THINKING
ARGUMENT
A&B have opposing views
and seek to prove
each other wrong.
Lacks constructive,
creative energy,
and design.
Usef...
PARALLEL
THINKING
A&B direct attention in
the same direction
cooperatively.
Need to vary the direction
... 6 hats.
6
THINKING HATS
6
THINKING HATS
Imaginary metaphorical
hats that represent
different frameworks
of thinking.
One hat at a time
WHITE HAT
Think paper, computer
print outs and facts.
Focus on information
• what is available
• what is missing
• how are...
RED HAT
Think warmth, feelings,
intuition and emotions.
Signal feelings
• put forward any
emotions or gut feelings
without...
BLACK HAT
Think Judges robes.
Focus on evaluation
• risk assessment
• caution
• critical
Excellent hat, however very easy ...
YELLOW HAT
Think Sunny.
Focus on logical positive
• look for benefits
• look for values
• how we can make
something work- ...
GREEN HAT
Think vegetation, growth,
sprouts branches.
Focus on creativity
• effort to generate ideas
• look for alternativ...
BLUE HAT
Think sky, overview.
Unlike the other hats that
are looking at the subject...
BLUE looks at processes
of thinking...
WHY WEAR
THE HATS?
Allows us to move away
from argument, think in
parallel, get a full view
of the subject.
Benefit: use a...
THINK OPTIMALLY
Separate out modes of
thinking
• to balance the use of
neuro transmitters
&
•EGO. Shift balance from
ego t...
“GET YOUR
BEHAVIOUR RIGHT
AND THE REST
WILL FOLLOW”
Confucius
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  1. 1. “THINK LEFT AND THINK RIGHT AND THINK LOW AND THINK HIGH. OH THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK UP, IF YOU ONLY TRY” DR SEUSS
  2. 2. EDWARD DE BONO Maltese physician, author, inventor and consultant. He originated the term lateral thinking, wrote the book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.
  3. 3. INTELLIGENCE (IQ) + THINKING
  4. 4. INTELLIGENCE (IQ) The horse power of the car, the engineering, suspension = potential of the car.
  5. 5. THINKING The performance of the car isn’t determined by its potential, but of the skill of the driver.
  6. 6. INTELLIGENCE (IQ) + THINKING is the skill of which it is used.is the potential of the mind (speed of neurons)
  7. 7. METHODS OF THINKING
  8. 8. ARGUMENT A&B have opposing views and seek to prove each other wrong. Lacks constructive, creative energy, and design. Useful for discovering the truth. “If we can show what is wrong, then what is right will appear”
  9. 9. PARALLEL THINKING A&B direct attention in the same direction cooperatively. Need to vary the direction ... 6 hats.
  10. 10. 6 THINKING HATS
  11. 11. 6 THINKING HATS Imaginary metaphorical hats that represent different frameworks of thinking. One hat at a time
  12. 12. WHITE HAT Think paper, computer print outs and facts. Focus on information • what is available • what is missing • how are we going to get the information we need.
  13. 13. RED HAT Think warmth, feelings, intuition and emotions. Signal feelings • put forward any emotions or gut feelings without explanation.
  14. 14. BLACK HAT Think Judges robes. Focus on evaluation • risk assessment • caution • critical Excellent hat, however very easy to overuse. Like wine or food which are inherently good, too much leads to problems. Not the fault of the food or wine, but overuse.
  15. 15. YELLOW HAT Think Sunny. Focus on logical positive • look for benefits • look for values • how we can make something work- must show the logical reasons.
  16. 16. GREEN HAT Think vegetation, growth, sprouts branches. Focus on creativity • effort to generate ideas • look for alternatives • possibilities • provocation and lateral thinking. Possibility, and a new possibility.
  17. 17. BLUE HAT Think sky, overview. Unlike the other hats that are looking at the subject... BLUE looks at processes of thinking • how we define a situation • concerned with decision • summary and outcome.
  18. 18. WHY WEAR THE HATS? Allows us to move away from argument, think in parallel, get a full view of the subject. Benefit: use all information, intelligence and experience of anyone at any moment. Wouldn’t that be nice?
  19. 19. THINK OPTIMALLY Separate out modes of thinking • to balance the use of neuro transmitters & •EGO. Shift balance from ego to performance value
  20. 20. “GET YOUR BEHAVIOUR RIGHT AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW” Confucius

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