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Used successfully by thousands of business managers educators and government leaders around the world Six Thinking Hats offers a practical and uniuely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideasYour success in business depends on how you think The main difficulty of thinking is confusion writes Edward de Bono long recognized as the foremost international authority on conceptual thinking and on the teaching of thinking as a skill We try to do too much at on. This is a 25 years old book that I only just heard of As a business book its ideas are hard to implement so they have gone nowhere But turns out the book is a real fine fine thinking tool Its ideas are new bold and compassionate in an unusual way One can become conscious of one s own thinking The book doesn t negate the value of judgment or analysis which lots of new age thinking slams It doesn t exalt analytical thinking as the only problem solving mechanism Creativity is at once a skill a talent and personality It can be developed It s also disciplined We human beings are each capable of balancing all kinds of thinking at different times so best we stop labeling ourselves as critical or creative We can each develop and change The mention of Freud s emphasis on inner analysis vs Confucius on actions both are needed the influence is bi directional is also enlightening I will be looking into this author to learn

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Six Thinking Hats

G else the organizing hatThrough case studies and real life examples Dr de Bono reveals the often surprising ways in which deliberate role playing can make you a better thinker He offers a powerfully simple tool that you and your business whether it's a start up or a major corporation can use to create a climate of clearer thinking improved communication and greater creativity His book is an instructive and inspiring text for anyone who makes decisions in business or in lif. First published in 1985 Edward de Bono s Six Thinking Hats is a management book whose suggestions are as relevant for successful thinking and decision making today as they were when the book was first published De Bono describes a structured method that provides a way to be impartial as we evaluate ideas whether doing so as an individual or as a team The labels he gives to each way of thinking provide a useful code for people to work together effectively in decision scenariosI recently worked with a couple of organisations where managers were enthusiastic about the six thinking hats and I felt compelled to read the book so that I was better versed with the various hats Having read the book I now understand why organisations find this way of encouraging structured thinking to be usefulFor me though having come to this book after using neurolinguistic programming NLP for several years I didn t really learn any new methodology de Bono s method is strikingly similar to the NLP method of looking at issues from different perspectives the difference being that de Bono defines and labels the perspectives from which problems should be considered I would be surprised if the founders of NLP didn t refer to de Bono s work during their search for excellenceThis is a short easy to read book which could help you to open up your own or your team s thinking and give you an easy to understand common thinking styles vocabulary However if you are already well versed in NLP you are likely to already be familiar with much of what this book has to offer

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Ce Emotions information logic hope and creativity all crowd in on us It is like juggling with too many balls The solution De Bono unscrambles the thinking process with his six thinking hatsWHITE HAT neutral and objective concerned with facts and figuresRED HAT the emotional viewBLACK HAT careful and cautious the devil's advocate hatYELLOW HAT sunny and positiveGREEN HAT associated with fertile growth creativity and new ideasBLUE HAT cool the color of the sky above everythin. This is a strange book to review and the reason I say that is because in theory it sounds like a great process and methodology but in reality it is difficult to manage and can be a disaster The core reason to employ the Six Thinking Hats is in meetings to resolve problems or agree on a way forward while bringing everyone along on a shared vision It should also make sure that we have been comprehensive in our considerations and approach The problem is that the Six Thinking Hats in my experience has created polarisation endless debate and been unable to perform as a shared methodology I have been in meetings where a trained Six Thinking Hats consultant has been destroyed and the meeting has ended a shambles Not only because of the actual framework but because of those that can buy into it and those that cannotThe theory and application are such that we put on different coloured hats where each relates to a specific characteristic of thinking This will enable us to consider any problem comprehensively from multiple perspectives The six thinking hats areWhite Hat Neutral and Objective facts and figuresRed Hat Emotional often angerBlack Hat Sombre and Serious Point out weakness negativeYellow Hat Sunny and Positive Optimistic and hopefulGreen Hat CreativityBlue Hat Control and organisation of all the hatsEven if we argue that it reuires focus strong management and open mindedness the fact that it takes so much effort to get right is in itself cause for major concern I would be inclined to suggest learning this as a leadermanager knowing that they must consider multiple points of view and encourage different perspectives from their team The notion of role playing with different hats may work in some environments but none that I ve been in


8 thoughts on “Six Thinking Hats

  1. says:

    This is a 25 years old book that I only just heard of. As a business book, its ideas are hard to implement so th

  2. says:

    If you want to find a way to make smart decisions without taking too much time, then this book is for you. “Six Thinking Hats” is written by Edward De Bono. He makes a comparison between critical and lateral thinking. As children, we are taught to do critical thinking. We have a problem, we find a solution

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    The book is basically a perspective on how to make discussions effective and meaningful. The author proposes a technique that he calls "parallel thinking" to avoid the usual issues of argumentation where different persons are looking at the same problem from different and often opposing perspectives which also

  4. says:

    This is a strange book to review and the reason I say that is because, in theory, it sounds like a great process and methodology, but in reality, it is difficult to manage and can be a disaster. The core reason to employ the “Six Thinking Hats” is in meetings to resolve problems or agree on a way forward while bringing everyone along on a shared vision. It should also make sure that we have been comprehens

  5. says:

    6 thinking hats
    'hmm let me stop using this logic and start using the yellow hat' I m going to think better !'
    Sounds funny? Possibly.Aa me de Bono advise in this book ,he ghides the reader to surpass the atandarrtway do arguing and instead get into fruitful and constructive ways to use the so called parallel thinking to get results us

  6. says:

    First published in 1985, Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats is a management book whose suggestions are as relevant for successful thinking and decision making today as they were when the book was first published. De Bono describes

  7. says:

    I wish I'd known about this before, it's a great method.

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    Having read all of de Bonos's books I was curious to see what he had come up with here. I had a couple of fun weeks 'trying on' each different hat in order to help solve problems as mundane as how to get home using a different route to how to explain to the Inland Revenue why in my opinion they had miscalculated my tax return by several gra