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Nov2018

Stepping into the fog

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            Many smart and confident people will tell us what is coming at us from the future and sometimes they will be right, however the reality is that a very healthy percentage of the future is unpredictable. We can foresee and guess many aspects, ... Read More
November 9, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

… and the problem is?

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            The number of our interventions, projects and programmes that go pear-shaped in one way or another is substantial. Rarely if ever, do we see projects come in on time, on budget or achieve everything promised. This is rarely acknowledged ... Read More
November 8, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018
                Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats®  Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on  Friday December 14 . How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30% faster than you do now ? If ... Read More
October 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018
                  Everything we do is proceeded with some form of thought, yet we tend to focus on the resulting action and spare little attention to the thinking driving our action when developing our staff. When discussing thinking I like to use the metaphor ... Read More
August 16, 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
              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
              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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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
Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in the Sydney CBD on  September 5, 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 ... Read More
June 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018
        Over the coming months we will be scheduling a number of training sessions that will include Public Workshops in Edward de Bono's The Six Thinking Hats In Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We will also be conducting an accreditation process for those ... Read More
May 31, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2017
Join us on Dec 6 in Melbourne for our training in the Six Thinking Hats® conducted by a de Bono Master Trainer. Register Here!
October 13, 2017Frank Connolly

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Sep2017
We are excited to announce we will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday December 6th. The Six Thinking Hats® are a marquee organisational development tool. The "Hats" are a comprehensive methodology that ... Read More
September 18, 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

20

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
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 ... Read More
July 3, 2015Frank Connolly