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Nov2018

Mental Floss 66

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: Which country does not belong in this group - Nigeria, Angola, Italy, Ireland & Germany? A: Ireland to be sure, it's the only country not in the same time-zone as the others. This week's ... Read More
November 16, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

… and the problem is?

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            The number of our interventions, projects and programmes that go pear-shaped in one way or another is substantial. Rarely if ever, do we see projects come in on time, on budget or achieve everything promised. This is rarely acknowledged ... Read More
November 8, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 64

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            The answer to last week's question is. Q: Which animal does not belong in this group – Bull, Fish, Lion, Giraffe & Crab? A: The Giraffe, the others are all signs of the zodiac. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: ... Read More
November 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018
                Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats®  Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on  Friday December 14 . How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30% faster than you do now ? If ... Read More
October 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 63

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: One of the world's capital cities spends far less (both in total and as a proportion of its budget) than other capital cities on a service which is usually considered absolutely essential. What city ... Read More
October 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 62

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: Why did a famous statesman and world leader stand up in front of a large crowd and say, very seriously “I am a jam doughnut”? A: Pres J.F.Kennedy said this whilst trying express ... Read More
October 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 61

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: During a medical examination, Jerry’s blood pressure was found to be 3 x that of a normal healthy person. Yet, Jerry’s Doctor was not too concerned. Why not? A: Jerry is a Giraffe. ... Read More
October 12, 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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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

Mental Floss 52

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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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Aug2018

The Intelligence Trap

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                  According to Edward de Bono, we all run the risk of falling into the “intelligence trap.” It is assumed that intelligence goes hand in hand with thinking. Too often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. ... Read More
August 2, 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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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

Mental Floss 45

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: A man was traveling across country carrying a fox, a duck and a bag of corn when he came to a river. There was a small boat in which he could ferry only one ... Read More
June 22, 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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May2018
        Over the coming months we will be scheduling a number of training sessions that will include Public Workshops in Edward de Bono's The Six Thinking Hats In Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We will also be conducting an accreditation process for those ... Read More
May 31, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 41

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      Last week's answer is. Q: There are ten socks of each of the following colours in a drawer: Blue, Green, Red, Yellow and White, a total of 50 socks. If the socks are randomly distributed in the drawer (i.e. not in ... Read More
May 24, 2018Frank Connolly