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
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 ...
January 1, 2011Frank Connolly
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 ...
December 26, 2010Frank Connolly
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 ...
December 23, 2010Frank Connolly
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 ...
October 12, 2010Frank Connolly
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. ...
September 21, 2010Frank Connolly
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 ...
July 6, 2010Frank Connolly