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Oct2017
Join us on Dec 6 in Melbourne for our training in the Six Thinking Hats® conducted by a de Bono Master Trainer. Register Here!
October 13, 2017Frank Connolly

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Oct2017

Mental Floss 10

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        The answer to last week's Mental Floss. Q: Arthur goes to the Doctor and asks the Dr to give him an all over check up. He says "I feel extreme pain whenever I prod any part of my body. Each time the ... Read More
October 13, 2017Frank Connolly

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Sep2017
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 ... Read More
September 18, 2017Frank Connolly

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Sep2017

Mental Floss 6

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        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. ... Read More
September 15, 2017Frank Connolly

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Sep2017

Mental Floss 5

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        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 ... Read More
September 8, 2017Frank Connolly

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Sep2017

Mental Floss 4

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            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 ... Read More
September 1, 2017Frank Connolly

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Aug2017

Mental Floss 2

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        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?... Read More
August 18, 2017Frank Connolly

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Aug2017

Mental Floss 1

              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 ... Read More
August 14, 2017Frank Connolly

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Mar2017
                  Don't get upset, but if you are like me and most people on the planet ... You are not that rational. Like it or not, we are emotional beings plagued with unconscious biases and we make our decisions based ... Read More
March 2, 2017Frank Connolly

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Feb2017
        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 ... Read More
February 7, 2017Frank Connolly

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Nov2015
  Do you need to see new possibilities going forward? Does your organisation need new ideas to take best advantage of your opportunities? Do you need to become "unstuck"? If so train your staff to think laterally. This ... Read More
November 4, 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
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

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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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Oct2013
Doing business in Government is getting tougher ... The world is fast becoming interconnected, more uncertain and increasingly complex in ways previously unimagined. Coupled with the demand to consistently do more with less, the challenge dramatically increases. We know that the ... Read More
October 24, 2013Frank Connolly

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Oct2013
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

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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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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
As another AFL season is almost upon us and I wanted to think about some of the questionable thinking that the football clubs and associated media trot out every year but are never taken to task over. The first is expressed by a number of clubs not wishing ... Read More
September 4, 2012Frank Connolly