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Aug2017

Mental Floss 2

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        The answer to last week's mental floss problem: Q: There is a cabin on the top of a mountain. Inside the cabin are four dead people. All of the cabin doors are locked from the inside. What might have happened?... Read More
August 18, 2017Frank Connolly

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Aug2017

Mental Floss 1

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              Time for a lateral thinking challenge! Often it's beneficial to temporarily remove our thoughts from the day-to-day grind and give our brains some brief respite. Like teeth, the brain requires a bit of flossing every now and then. Every time ... Read More
August 14, 2017Frank Connolly

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Mar2017
                  Don't get upset, but if you are like me and most people on the planet ... You are not that rational. Like it or not, we are emotional beings plagued with unconscious biases and we make our decisions based ... Read More
March 2, 2017Frank Connolly

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Feb2017
        We are excited to announce we will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats Public Workshop in Melbourne next month on behalf of Chalmers International, the official deBono Training Distributors for Australia and New Zealand. The Six thinking Hats are a marquee organisational development tool. It is a comprehensive methodology that ... Read More
February 7, 2017Frank Connolly

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Mar2016
Does your organisation need new ideas to survive and thrive into the future? Do you need to become "unstuck"? Lateral Thinking is the pathway to Innovation! If so train your staff to think laterally. This two-day Lateral ... Read More
March 20, 2016Frank Connolly

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Mar2016
We will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats Public Workshop in Perth on June 2 next year on behalf of Chalmers International, the Official deBono Training Distributors for Australia and New Zealand. People and organisations are seeking improvement and quality across many ... Read More
March 10, 2016Frank Connolly

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Nov2015
  Do you need to see new possibilities going forward? Does your organisation need new ideas to take best advantage of your opportunities? Do you need to become "unstuck"? If so train your staff to think laterally. This ... Read More
November 4, 2015Frank Connolly

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Nov2015
We will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats Public Workshop in Melbourne on Feb 19 next year on behalf of Chalmers International, the Official deBono Training Distributors for Australia and New Zealand. People and organisations are seeking improvement and quality across ... Read More
November 4, 2015Frank Connolly

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Jul2015
This is the second part of a 3 part post on why innovation is so difficult to enact in the Public Sector.  Part 1 can be found here: Barriers to Public Sector Innovation Part 1. I've ... Read More
July 3, 2015Frank Connolly

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Apr2015
We will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats Public Workshop in Sydney on July 28 this year on behalf of Chalmers International, the Official deBono Training Distributors for Australia and New Zealand. People and organisations are seeking ... Read More
April 17, 2015Frank Connolly

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Apr2015
Is your business stuck with issues that are blocking your progress? Is non-stop problem solving blocking you from exploring current and future opportunities? What can you do to address the blockages? Contact ... Read More
April 8, 2015Frank Connolly

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Feb2015
Do you keep hitting brick walls with issues that just won't go away? Try thinking differently to see them from new perspectives. If we move our focus from only trying to fix our problems to fixing the ways ... Read More
February 15, 2015Frank Connolly

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Feb2015
  Big problems don't always require big solutions. Small things can make a big difference. When we view our issue or opportunity, not in isolation, but as a part of a ... Read More
February 1, 2015Frank Connolly

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Jan2015

E-Letter 1 (2015)

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Our Think Quick E-letter which is a summary of the blog with a few extras thrown in ...
January 16, 2015Frank Connolly

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Jan2015
Diversity of opinion is divisive. Now this is a real problem! Not only does the divisiveness brought about by differing views colour and diminish the interactions we have, but that very same diversity of view is ... Read More
January 8, 2015Frank Connolly

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Jan2015
Allow me to preface this post with the acknowledgement that I have worked with more "public sector innovators" than anyone else I know. The sector has a great many smart people doing a great many smart ... Read More
January 6, 2015Frank Connolly

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Jul2014
Uncertainty & Action are two words not always used in close association. Action usually implies moving forward with intent and some predetermined direction, while Uncertainty usually involves hesitation accompanied with a fervent wish to move away from the uncertainty. There is a ... Read More
July 5, 2014Frank Connolly

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Feb2014
Our society is increasingly focusing its attention on areas that it is directed to do so by the mainstream media. Despite the proliferation of social media and a dramatically increased access to alternate information sources, society is being increasingly homogenised because we quite obligingly look and ... Read More
February 16, 2014Frank Connolly

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Feb2014
"Practical Innovation" Wednesday April 16 How to move from talking, to Doing Innovation? Organisations are attempting to do more with less in a sustainable way, while still needing to improve service delivery and profit. A tough ask, even ... Read More
February 3, 2014Frank Connolly

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Feb2014
"Navigating Complex Issues"  Wednesday April 23 What can we do to draft policy and develop strategy when the goalposts won't stop moving? The world is fast becoming  interconnected, uncertain and complex in ways previously unimagined. Doing ... Read More
February 2, 2014Frank Connolly