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Oct2018

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Why would an organisation spend tens of millions of dollars to find something that costs only a few thousand dollars? A: The sought after object would be the Black Box Flight Recorder in ... Read More
October 5, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 59

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: In a famous tourist destination the local authorities have made the price of electricity higher in order to increase tourism. Why? A: Niagara Falls, where the water could be diverted for hydro ... Read More
September 28, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If you do it once one day it’s OK, but if you do it twice it’s a serious offence! What is it? A: Vote in an election. This week's lateral thinking challenge is.... Read More
September 21, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 57

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A boxer left the ring having just won the World Championship, yet he received no money at all for the win and it all went to his trainer. Why? A: The boxer was ... Read More
September 14, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 56

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          The answer to last week's thinking challenge was. Q: What is the real reason that 1989 Pennies are worth more than 1982 Pennies? A: Because there are seven more of them. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A boxer left ... Read More
September 7, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: When asked who a certain photograph was of, the owner replied “Uncles and Brothers I have none, but that man’s Father is my Father’s son”. Who was in the photograph? A: It was ... Read More
August 31, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

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        The answer to last week's lateral challenge is. Q: In which direction is the bus traveling? A: The bus is traveling to the right because the door is hidden on the other side. If the bus was traveling to the left ... Read More
August 24, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018
                  Everything we do is proceeded with some form of thought, yet we tend to focus on the resulting action and spare little attention to the thinking driving our action when developing our staff. When discussing thinking I like to use the metaphor ... Read More
August 16, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

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              The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A dead person’s soul comes to a crossroads: one way leads to heaven, the other to hell. There is no road sign to tell the soul which is which. Guards stand at the beginning ... Read More
August 10, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018
              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 in our meetings? The model ... Read More
August 7, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
                  Our upcoming training dates for the Six Thinking Hats have now been finalised for Canberra, Sydney & Melbourne. These will include one day courses for facilitators and anyone wishing to improve the thinking in their workplace and three day certification courses for ... Read More
July 30, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
              One of the most common questions I put to groups from any sector is; "Hands up those who have wasted time in a meeting recently"?  I have never had less than 90% of attendees put ... Read More
July 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018
Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in Civic, Canberra on  October 17, 2018. How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30-40% faster than you do now ? If your people have never ... Read More
July 20, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

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      The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: There are three light switches in a room. You can do what you want with them and then go into the next room where there are three light bulbs. How can you identify the ... Read More
July 13, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q:How can you tie a knot in a piece of string without letting go of either end? A: Pick up the string with both arms folded and then unfold your arms. This week's Mental Floss ... Read More
July 6, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A woman is alone on a deserted island without any food or water or any prospect of a ship passing by, but she does not fear for her life. Why not? A: The ... Read More
June 29, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018
Six Thinking Hats®  Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on  Friday August 31 . How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30% faster than you do now ? If your people have ... Read More
June 22, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018
            We are very pleased to announce that we will be conducting a certification course in the Six Thinking Hats this September. This certification will both skill and authorise participants as official Six Thinking Hats trainers who will then be eligible to conduct ... Read More
June 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018
Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in the Sydney CBD on  September 5, 2018 . How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30-40% faster than you do now ? If your people ... Read More
June 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: She died and went to heaven. There were 1000’s of people there, all naked and looking as they had at age 21. She looked around to see if there was anyone she recognised and ... Read More
June 15, 2018Frank Connolly