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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

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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
  Do you need to see new possibilities going forward? Does your organisation need new ideas to take best advantage of your opportunities? Do you need to become "unstuck"? If so train your staff to think laterally. This ... Read More
November 4, 2015Frank 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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Apr2015
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 ... Read More
April 17, 2015Frank Connolly

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Apr2015
Is your business stuck with issues that are blocking your progress? Is non-stop problem solving blocking you from exploring current and future opportunities? What can you do to address the blockages? Contact ... Read More
April 8, 2015Frank Connolly

08

Jan2015
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 ... Read More
January 8, 2015Frank Connolly

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Feb2014
"Navigating Complex Issues"  Wednesday April 23 What can we do to draft policy and develop strategy when the goalposts won't stop moving? The world is fast becoming  interconnected, uncertain and complex in ways previously unimagined. Doing ... Read More
February 2, 2014Frank Connolly

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Oct2013
Doing business in Government is getting tougher ... The world is fast becoming interconnected, more uncertain and increasingly complex in ways previously unimagined. Coupled with the demand to consistently do more with less, the challenge dramatically increases. We know that the ... Read More
October 24, 2013Frank Connolly

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Oct2013
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 ... Read More
October 17, 2013Frank Connolly

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May2013

X Teams

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Last year Think Quick facilitated an X Teams programme on behalf of the Hargraves Institute for the Department of Sustainability & Environment. Now the Victorian Public Service Continuous Improvement and Innovation Network (VPSCIIN) is about to sponsor an X Teams programme open to all ... Read More
May 23, 2013Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
One of the most important things we do in organisations is interact in meetings. Yet 90% of people I speak to indicate their meetings are not as productive as they could be or worse, a waste of their ... Read More
February 29, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012

The X-Teams Hothouse

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Late last year I had the pleasure of working with the Hargraves Institute facilitating a newly design programme of problem solving and opportunity recognition called X-Teams. The X-Teams approach is one that delivers a team based programme that aligns ... Read More
February 5, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012
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 ... Read More
January 23, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012

CSI: Australia

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We often see strategic plans, change projects and innovation approaches struggle to gain traction in organisations for a range of reasons. The reasons are many and varied depending upon context, yet from experience I have found ... Read More
January 10, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2011
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

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Nov2010
I attended at KMLF meeting last month and someone shared an interesting observation; i.e. "70% of all KM strategies have failed." As bad a figure as this is, I suspect the overall failure rate is actually closer ... Read More
November 20, 2010Frank Connolly

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Oct2010
One of the questions I take some pleasure in asking when training is "Who has wasted their time in a meeting that had no focus and few, if any, outcomes in recent times?" Invariably 90% of all ... Read More
October 26, 2010Frank Connolly

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Apr2010

Complex Facilitation

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At Think Quick we don’t simply assist with your issues, we help build your capacity to solve your own. We provide new perspectives and new means of looking at your organisational issues so that appropriate and sustainable action can be designed in-house ... Read More
April 20, 2010Frank Connolly

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Jan2010
The Direct Attention Thinking Tools (DATT) make up a suite of tools for directing attention and helping to develop a broader and more inclusive view of a given topic. If we wait for things to come to our attention will will miss things and notice ... Read More
January 6, 2010Frank Connolly