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Jul2015
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 ... Read More
July 3, 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

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Feb2015
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 ... Read More
February 15, 2015Frank Connolly

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Feb2014
"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 ... Read More
February 3, 2014Frank Connolly

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May2013
I recently completed a presentation for the eclectic Cynefin Meetup Group and discussed the need for experimentation when the way forward is not clear. All too often when organisations struggle with issues that ... Read More
May 24, 2013Frank Connolly

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Oct2012
One of the great difficulties in Government is that ... Read More
October 15, 2012Frank Connolly

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Sep2012
Think Quick has just released its new A3 brochure. Organisations that would like to receive copies of the brochure can contact us here and leave your contact ... Read More
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly

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Sep2012
Much has been made of the need for more innovative and sustainable approaches in recent times.  Despite understanding the absolute need for such, many struggle to break free from those day to day procedures ... Read More
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly

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Mar2012
There are two broad pathways to efficiency and sustainable practice. Mandated requirements to look beyond economic considerations demand that we make a concerted effort seek out new ways and means of developing efficient and sustainable business practices. The first pathway is one ... Read More
March 8, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
February 6, 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

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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Jul2011
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

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Jun2011
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

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Mar2011
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

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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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Dec2010
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