Mental Floss 54

 

 

 

 

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 the door would be visible at left. (If you’re reading this in the USA, don’t panic just reverse the answer…).

This week’s lateral thinking 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?

The answer along with another thinking challenge will appear next week.

Speaking of challenging thinking and becoming better equipped to address our organisational challenges …  The Six Thinking Hats is of the most powerful methods used that enables users to see and appreciate different perspectives and move beyond their habitual thinking styles.

We will be conducting training in the Six Thinking Hats methods in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra in Aug, Sept & Oct. These sessions are ideal for facilitators, consultants, managers or anyone wishing to improve their thinking and the thinking of those around them. Whilst in Sydney we will also be conducting our accredited train-the-trainer sessions for those wishing to add to their strategy, facilitation and training offerings.

All course and registration details can be found in the links below.

Melbourne, Six Thinking Hats Training – Aug 31
Sydney, Six Thinking Hats Training – Sept 5
Sydney, Six Thinking Hats Certifications for New Trainers – Sept 5, 6 & 7
Canberra, Six Thinking Hats Training – Oct 17
Canberra, Six Thinking Hats Certifications for New Trainers – Oct 17, 18 & 19

Have a great weekend!

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About the Author

Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

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