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Aug2018

Mental Floss 52

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              The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A dead person’s soul comes to a crossroads: one way leads to heaven, the other to hell. There is no road sign to tell the soul which is which. Guards stand at the beginning ... Read More
August 10, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018
              Having given some thought over the years to the way people think and interact in meetings, I have pulled together this simple model of interactive collaboration, or What is the thinking behind the behaviours that we observe in our meetings? The model ... Read More
August 7, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 51

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: There are three sealed jars of apples. The first jar contains sour apples, the second contains sweet apples and the third contains a mixture of both. The problem is, the labels on the jars ... Read More
August 3, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018
              It has always been frustrating how these two words have been ill-defined and interchanged in the workplace. The confusion over their definitions has added to the cynicism with which they are greeted in organisations and acts as a barrier to their ... Read More
August 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

The Intelligence Trap

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                  According to Edward de Bono, we all run the risk of falling into the “intelligence trap.” It is assumed that intelligence goes hand in hand with thinking. Too often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. ... Read More
August 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
                  Our upcoming training dates for the Six Thinking Hats have now been finalised for Canberra, Sydney & Melbourne. These will include one day courses for facilitators and anyone wishing to improve the thinking in their workplace and three day certification courses for ... Read More
July 30, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 50

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A female cat had three kittens, Mitzi, Pritzi and Kitzi. What is the Mother’s name. A: There was no question posed last week given there was no question mark. For those requiring closure ... Read More
July 27, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
              One of the most common questions I put to groups from any sector is; "Hands up those who have wasted time in a meeting recently"?  I have never had less than 90% of attendees put ... Read More
July 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
            Wikipedia defines a buzzword as “a word that has begun to be used in the wider society outside of its original context by nonspecialists who use the term vaguely or imprecisely. Labeling a term a “buzzword” often pejoratively implies that it is ... Read More
July 25, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in Civic, Canberra on  October 17, 2018. How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30-40% faster than you do now ? If your people have never ... Read More
July 20, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 49

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: One tenant lives on the first floor of a 15 floor building. The number of tenants living on each successive floor is double that of the previous one. The building has a lift. Which button ... Read More
July 20, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
            We are very pleased to announce that we will be conducting a certification course in the Six Thinking Hats in Canberra on October 17, 18 & 19. This certification will both skill and authorise participants as official Six Thinking Hats trainers who ... Read More
July 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 48

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      The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: There are three light switches in a room. You can do what you want with them and then go into the next room where there are three light bulbs. How can you identify the ... Read More
July 13, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
    Melbourne, Six Thinking Hats Training - Aug 31 - Details here Sydney, "Six Thinking Hats Training" Sept 5 - Details here Sydney, "Six Thinking Hats" Train The Trainer Certifications - Sept 5,6 ... Read More
July 12, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
        If you increased the speed of your workplace communication by 30-40% how much would that be worth to your business ? Our training focuses on helping your work team to think better and faster which is great for you and them. Faster performance equals ... Read More
July 12, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 47

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q:How can you tie a knot in a piece of string without letting go of either end? A: Pick up the string with both arms folded and then unfold your arms. This week's Mental Floss ... Read More
July 6, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 46

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A woman is alone on a deserted island without any food or water or any prospect of a ship passing by, but she does not fear for her life. Why not? A: The ... Read More
June 29, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018
Six Thinking Hats®  Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on  Friday August 31 . How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30% faster than you do now ? If your people have ... Read More
June 22, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 45

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: A man was traveling across country carrying a fox, a duck and a bag of corn when he came to a river. There was a small boat in which he could ferry only one ... Read More
June 22, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018
            We are very pleased to announce that we will be conducting a certification course in the Six Thinking Hats this September. This certification will both skill and authorise participants as official Six Thinking Hats trainers who will then be eligible to conduct ... Read More
June 19, 2018Frank Connolly