What is Sustainability?

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


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


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


"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


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


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


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


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


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 ... Read More
October 12, 2010Frank Connolly



The Intelligence Trap

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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
July 6, 2010Frank Connolly