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Jan2011
People and organisations are seeking improvement and quality across many areas except that which is the most important - the quality of the way we think. If we improve the quality of our thinking the quality ... Read More
January 1, 2011Frank Connolly

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Dec2010
Lateral thinking is a way of breaking existing and predictable patterns of thought so that new perspectives, new concepts and new ideas can emerge. The complexity of ... Read More
December 26, 2010Frank Connolly

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Dec2010
So ends another rather eventful year - an understatement many will say! I'd like to extend my sincerest thanks to those who have collaborated and worked with me over the course ... Read More
December 23, 2010Frank Connolly

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Dec2010
The most common mistakes we make in our thinking are in the way we perceive the world around us. By and large our logic is quite sound but two people can look at ... Read More
December 23, 2010Frank Connolly

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Nov2010
I attended at KMLF meeting last month and someone shared an interesting observation; i.e. "70% of all KM strategies have failed." As bad a figure as this is, I suspect the overall failure rate is actually closer ... Read More
November 20, 2010Frank Connolly

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Nov2010
I was chatting last week with a colleague and made reference to the KMLF and to my surprise they were unaware of what I was referring to. The Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum is a face-to-face education and networking ... Read More
November 20, 2010Frank Connolly

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Oct2010
One of the questions I take some pleasure in asking when training is "Who has wasted their time in a meeting that had no focus and few, if any, outcomes in recent times?" Invariably 90% of all ... Read More
October 26, 2010Frank Connolly

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Oct2010
Think Quick, in conjunction with Humour Australia and Absolutely Positive are pleased to announce the first of a unique set of learning opportunities designed to provide participants with a range of take-away tools and thinking ... Read More
October 12, 2010Frank Connolly

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Sep2010

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. Often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. ... Read More
September 21, 2010Frank Connolly

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Jul2010
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. Labelling a term a "buzzword" often pejoratively ... Read More
July 6, 2010Frank Connolly

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Jul2010
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 and acts as an impediment to their beneficial application. While differing contexts and ... Read More
July 6, 2010Frank Connolly

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Jul2010
I have just read "Bouncing back with Changes" by psychologist and former Treasury & Finance - Director of People & Culture, Tony Vickers-Wilis. Given an ongoing interest in positive psychology and a disappointment with the often overly theoretical training offerings we get in this ... Read More
July 5, 2010Frank Connolly

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Apr2010

Complex Facilitation

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At Think Quick we don’t simply assist with your issues, we help build your capacity to solve your own. We provide new perspectives and new means of looking at your organisational issues so that appropriate and sustainable action can be designed in-house ... Read More
April 20, 2010Frank Connolly

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Apr2010

Practical Leadership

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The Practical Leadership training is for leaders who have the power to influence their environment and the desire to shape high performing and positively focused teams. This full day course has been designed to show participants how to use positive and performance psychology ... Read More
April 19, 2010Frank Connolly

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Jan2010
The Direct Attention Thinking Tools (DATT) make up a suite of tools for directing attention and helping to develop a broader and more inclusive view of a given topic. If we wait for things to come to our attention will will miss things and notice ... Read More
January 6, 2010Frank Connolly

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Oct2009
Remember that old quote about those who fail to learn from the mistakes of history are forever doomed to repeat them? I just finished listening to a series of four podcasts on the war on the Eastern front during WW2 which has quite literally blown ... Read More
October 21, 2009Frank Connolly

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Oct2009

ACTKM Conference 2009

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This week I had the pleasure of presenting at the annual ACT KM conference in Canberra. The two day event was as diverse as one could have hoped with an eclectic array of presentations which is indicative I think of one of two things: 1) KM ... Read More
October 14, 2009Frank Connolly

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Oct2009
Lateral thinking is a term invented by Edward de Bono which describes thinking that uses specific techniques for developing new ideas through changing concepts and perceptions through using formal thinking tools. A lateral thinking solution to a problem is often described as coming from ... Read More
October 3, 2009Frank Connolly

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Oct2009
Thinking is the ultimate human resource but how much effort do we put into developing it, nurturing it and using it to its fullest potential? People, communities and organisations are seeking improvement and quality in ... Read More
October 3, 2009Frank Connolly

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Oct2009
This programme provides a range of practical guidelines and tools that enable people to maintain a positive and practical focus even when things around them are not quite going according to plan. The vast majority of people think that being positive and being happy are the ... Read More
October 1, 2009Frank Connolly