Our society is increasingly focusing its attention on areas that it is directed to do so by the mainstream media. Despite the proliferation of social media and a dramatically increased access to alternate information sources, society is being increasingly homogenised because we quite obligingly look and ... Read More
February 16, 2014Frank Connolly


We tend to anthropomorphise some creatures, particularly whales and dolphins given that their jaw shape lends itself to an interpretation of having human-like smiles. In the picture above we'd all love to imagine ... Read More
October 5, 2013Frank Connolly



X Teams

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


How well do your people think? Given that everything we do starts with some form of thought, I wonder why we don't pay any real attention to this when we seek to develop our people? When discussing "thinking" I like to use the metaphor ... Read More
November 2, 2012Frank Connolly


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



CSI: Australia

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


During a discussion on elephant conservation a friend once commented tongue in cheek, "Wouldn't be interesting to hear what the elephants had to say in an anecdote circle?" This was one of those crazy and provocative comments ... Read More
August 26, 2011Frank Connolly


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


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



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. Often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. ... Read More
September 21, 2010Frank Connolly