The Innovation Buzzword

            Wikipedia defines a buzzword as “a word that has begun to be used in the wider society outside of its original context by nonspecialists who use the term vaguely or imprecisely. Labelling a term a “buzzword” often pejoratively implies that it is ... Read More
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UAE Courses 2020

Practical Innovation  (Dubai June 17-18, 2020) How do we move from talking about innovation, to doing innovation? We struggle to break free from day to day habits and procedures that often hold us back. Yet, we all understand that to deliver the quality services and products now ... Read More
April 18, 2020Frank Connolly


        Click Here to Register!         The best way to improve performance and the bottom line is to improve the way we think.  At a time when the World Economic Forum tells us the ... Read More
December 12, 2019Frank Connolly


              A show of hands please .... "Who has wasted time in a meeting recently"? It's a rhetorical question of course, but when we ask this within any organisation virtually everyone in the room will raise their hands and a ripple of ... Read More
September 12, 2019Frank Connolly



Think Well & Prosper

          We've all heard this quotation from Albert Einstein, we all know it to be absolutely true yet, too often we persist with the same old thinking. There are many ways to upgrade and turbo-charge your thinking and here is one of many ... Read More
September 2, 2019Frank Connolly


                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


                  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


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


  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


                  This is the second part of a 3 part post on why innovation is so difficult to enact in the Public Sector.  Part 1 can be found here: Barriers to Public Sector Innovation ... Read More
July 3, 2015Frank Connolly


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


              Allow me to preface this post with the acknowledgement that I have worked with more "public sector innovators" than anyone else I know. The sector has a great many smart people doing a great many smart things. However ... Read More
January 6, 2015Frank Connolly


Uncertainty & Action are two words not always used in close association. Action usually implies moving forward with intent and some predetermined direction, while Uncertainty usually involves hesitation accompanied with a fervent wish to move away from the uncertainty. There is a ... Read More
July 5, 2014Frank Connolly



X Teams

Last year Think Quick facilitated an X Teams programme on behalf of the Hargraves Institute for the Department of Sustainability & Environment. Now the Victorian Public Service Continuous Improvement and Innovation Network (VPSCIIN) is about to sponsor an X Teams programme open to all ... Read More
May 23, 2013Frank 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 ... Read More
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly


One of the most important things we do in organisations is interact in meetings. Yet 90% of people I speak to indicate their meetings are not as productive as they could be or worse, a waste of their ... Read More
February 29, 2012Frank Connolly


As the economic climate tightens and the challenge not just to thrive but survive increases, the need for Business Efficiency has rarely been greater. Irrespective of industry type we are all going to need to do more with less, increase ... Read More
February 17, 2012Frank Connolly