How well do your people think? Given that everything we do starts with some form of thought, I wonder why we don't pay any real attention to this when we seek to develop our people? When discussing "thinking" I like to use the metaphor ...
November 2, 2012Frank Connolly
One of the great difficulties in Government is that ...
October 15, 2012Frank Connolly
I'll put my cards on the table up front for this one: I have an equal disregard for both sides of politics here in Australia and I view the next election as the ultimate vote between a rock and a ...
October 1, 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
My previous post prompted thoughts about the eternal struggle within organisations between those who understand the need for new design going forward and those who would rather see the world through a rear-view lens ...
March 9, 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
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 ...
January 23, 2012Frank Connolly
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 ...
January 10, 2012Frank Connolly
During a discussion on elephant conservation a friend once commented tongue in cheek, "Wouldn't be interesting to hear what the elephants had to say in an anecdote circle?" This was one of those crazy and provocative comments ...
August 26, 2011Frank Connolly
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 ...
July 15, 2011Frank Connolly
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 ...
June 9, 2011Frank Connolly
"A huge thanks for what was hands down the best and most practical training I have ever done. As a mediator I ...
March 22, 2011Frank Connolly
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 ...
March 21, 2011Frank Connolly