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Feb2012
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

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Feb2012
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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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
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

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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