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 ...
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. Too often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. They ...
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 in organisations and acts as a barrier to their ...
July 6, 2010Frank Connolly