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Sep2012
As another AFL season is almost upon us and I wanted to think about some of the questionable thinking that the football clubs and associated media trot out every year but are never taken to task over. The first is expressed by a number of clubs not wishing ... Read More
September 4, 2012Frank Connolly

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Mar2012

The Tug of War

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My previous post prompted thoughts about the eternal struggle within organisations between those who understand the need for new design going forward and those who would rather see the world through a rear-view lens ... Read More
March 9, 2012Frank Connolly

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Mar2012
There are two broad pathways to efficiency and sustainable practice. Mandated requirements to look beyond economic considerations demand that we make a concerted effort seek out new ways and means of developing efficient and sustainable business practices. The first pathway is one ... Read More
March 8, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
One of the most important things we do in organisations is interact in meetings. Yet 90% of people I speak to indicate their meetings are not as productive as they could be or worse, a waste of their ... Read More
February 29, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
As the economic climate tightens and the challenge not just to thrive but survive increases, the need for Business Efficiency has rarely been greater. Irrespective of industry type we are all going to need to do more with less, increase ... Read More
February 17, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
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Feb2012

The X-Teams Hothouse

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Late last year I had the pleasure of working with the Hargraves Institute facilitating a newly design programme of problem solving and opportunity recognition called X-Teams. The X-Teams approach is one that delivers a team based programme that aligns ... Read More
February 5, 2012Frank Connolly

01

Feb2012

What is Sustainability?

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In a recent budget update, the Victorian Government announced a number of austerity measures to reduce spending and create a "more sustainable public service." This makes 100% sense to all of us, but exactly what does "sustainability" mean in this ... Read More
February 1, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012
Thinking is invisible and none of the actions we undertake can ever take place without it, yet we don’t pay thinking the serious attention it requires. The quality of our performance is determined by the quality of our thinking. Think ... Read More
January 23, 2012Frank Connolly

23

Jan2012
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 ... Read More
January 23, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012

CSI: Australia

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We often see strategic plans, change projects and innovation approaches struggle to gain traction in organisations for a range of reasons. The reasons are many and varied depending upon context, yet from experience I have found ... Read More
January 10, 2012Frank Connolly

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Aug2011
During a discussion on elephant conservation a friend once commented tongue in cheek, "Wouldn't be interesting to hear what the elephants had to say in an anecdote circle?" This was one of those crazy and provocative comments ... Read More
August 26, 2011Frank Connolly

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Jul2011
One of the great difficulties in getting people to understand the absolute necessity for creativity and lateral thinking is that all good lateral solutions will appear logical in hindsight. So, if the solution is logical we don't need ... Read More
July 15, 2011Frank Connolly

09

Jun2011
Recent trips to Malaysia and Thailand are starting to convince me that Australia as we have known it is gone and is soon to be consumed by South East Asia. Now that sounds a bit threatening on one hand but ... Read More
June 9, 2011Frank Connolly

01

Jun2011
Many of us feel pressured by lack of time and having no head space. Although we think as hard as we can, there just isn’t enough creative juice to generate ideas and solve problems. If ... Read More
June 1, 2011Frank Connolly

01

Jun2011
During this one-day short course, learn how to separate thinking into six modes and become a more objective, thorough thinker. Unlock the power of parallel thinking. Explore subjects more fully, argue less, be constructive, creative and reduce meeting time. The Six ... Read More
June 1, 2011Frank Connolly

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Mar2011
Think Quick are pleased to announce our very first public workshop training the 10 x Power of Perception, strategic thinking tools. It has been said that up to 90% of the mistakes we make are not a result ... Read More
March 22, 2011Frank Connolly

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Mar2011
"A huge thanks for what was hands down the best and most practical training I have ever done.  As a mediator I ... Read More
March 22, 2011Frank Connolly

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Mar2011
I've just been fortunate enough to spend some time in Bangkok teaching Lateral Thinking on behalf of the deBono Institute to a combined group of Thai and Indonesian staff from Exxon-Mobil. I promised the students that I would ... Read More
March 21, 2011Frank Connolly

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Mar2011

Evaluating Evaluation

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Friday March 18 saw a full house at The Airlie Leadership Development Centre for training in Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats. Toward day's end ... Read More
March 20, 2011Frank Connolly