Six Thinking Hats

Video Transcript

Decision makers often wear many hats in order to devise a well-rounded solution.

When you have a big decision to make, do you storm ahead without considering potential pitfalls? Or do you deliberate for too long and miss your chance to react?

Edward de Bono's "Six Thinking Hats" can help you to adopt different mindsets when making difficult decisions.

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  • Over a month ago Dianna wrote
    Thanks for the feedback srozycki1219!

    I too see it as a great brainstorming tool particularly for getting out of a rut. I've been in a few recent brainstorming sessions where the participants start out strong with lots of interesting ideas but then one idea really fits and suddenly all the ideas start building on the main. The group gets a bit tunnelled and the creative, out of the box ideas stop. I think six thinking hats would be very helpful to get out of that rut - you get the group to put on a different hat whenever the ideas start getting too fixated on one track.

  • Over a month ago srozycki1219 wrote
    I have used Six thinking hats several times over the last couple of years since I was trained on it. I see its best use in brain storming when the ideas could be all over the place and opinions can be good and bad. It is a great tool to keep the team moving in the right direction.
  • Over a month ago Dianna wrote
    Hi motheman,
    Have you used six thinking hats recently? I'm always interested in hearing real life examples using the tools.

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