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?...
August 18, 2017Frank Connolly
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 ...
August 14, 2017Frank Connolly
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 ...
February 7, 2017Frank Connolly
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 ...
March 20, 2016Frank Connolly
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 ...
November 4, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
July 3, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
April 17, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
February 15, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
January 8, 2015Frank Connolly
"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 ...
February 3, 2014Frank Connolly
How do we move from talking Innovation, 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 difficult task, even at ...
October 17, 2013Frank Connolly
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 ...
July 15, 2011Frank Connolly
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 ...
June 9, 2011Frank Connolly
"A huge thanks for what was hands down the best and most practical training I have ever done. As a mediator I ...
March 22, 2011Frank Connolly
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 ...
March 21, 2011Frank Connolly