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 ...
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
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 ...
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly
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 ...
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly
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 ...
February 5, 2012Frank Connolly