The answer to last week's lateral thinking challenge. Q: Jason is lying dead. He has a metal bar across his back and some food in front of him. How did he die? A: Jason is a mouse caught in a mouse ...
September 29, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Lateral Thinking challenge. Q: A painter was painting using an ordinary paintbrush. Something startled him, he dropped the brush and it fell on the ceiling, not the floor. How could this be? A: The painter was ...
September 22, 2017Frank Connolly
We are excited to announce we will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday December 6th. The Six Thinking Hats® are a marquee organisational development tool. The "Hats" are a comprehensive methodology that ...
September 18, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge. Q: An Arab Sheikh tells his two sons that they must race their two camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel arrives last will win. ...
September 15, 2017Frank Connolly
Last week's thinking challenge was ... Q: An aircraft crashed and every single person on board died. Yet ... two people do survive. How could this be? A: The two that survived were married ...
September 8, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss. Q: A mountaineer climbs Mt Everest for the very first time. He hires a couple of sherpa guides and heads on up the mountain. Half way up, one of the guides falls into a deep ...
September 1, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss problem: Q: A perfectly preserved vehicle lies at the bottom of the sea. It is worth tens of millions of dollars. However, no one will attempt to salvage it. Why not? A: ...
August 25, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's mental floss problem: Q: There is a cabin on the top of a mountain. Inside the cabin are four dead people. All of the cabin doors are locked from the inside. What might have happened?...
August 18, 2017Frank Connolly
Time for a lateral thinking challenge! Often it's beneficial to temporarily remove our thoughts from the day-to-day grind and give our brains some brief respite. Like teeth, the brain requires a bit of flossing every now and then. Every time ...
August 14, 2017Frank Connolly
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 ...
February 7, 2017Frank Connolly
Does your organisation need new ideas to survive and thrive into the future? Do you need to become "unstuck"? Lateral Thinking is the pathway to Innovation! If so train your staff to think laterally. This two-day Lateral ...
March 20, 2016Frank Connolly
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 ...
July 3, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
April 17, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
April 8, 2015Frank Connolly
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 ...
February 15, 2015Frank Connolly
"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 ...
February 3, 2014Frank Connolly
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 ...
May 24, 2013Frank Connolly
One of the great difficulties in Government is that ...
October 15, 2012Frank Connolly