There’s not enough time in the day to do everything we want to do.  But what if you could really focus. Cut out all the distractions and funnel your thoughts until you drill down to the right action? Think how much more you could accomplish.

The Power of Perception™ gives you 10 strategies for sharpening your perception and focusing your thinking in a more comprehensive, effective and efficient way. PoP™ will enable you to have a broad and inclusive viewpoint. The tools create a framework for defining a situation. That framework will improve your ability to consider consequences before you take action.

Our modern lives – both business and personal – are very fast paced and full of action. We often confuse action with accomplishment and frequently jump to action without enough thought. We love to take action and see what happens – if it’s good, we keep going; if it’s bad, we stop and clean up the mess we have created. Yes, it’s better than doing nothing at all but it’s inefficient at best and costly at its worst.

Tool 1 — Consequence and Sequels
Look ahead to see the consequences of an action, plan, decision, or rule.

Tool 2 — Plus, Minus, Interesting
Ensure that all sides of a matter have been considered before a decision is made.

Tool 3 — Recognize, Analyze, Divide
Break a larger concept into smaller, more manageable parts.

Tool 4 — Consider All Factors
Explore all factors related to an action, decision, plan, judgment, or conclusion.

Tool 5 — Aims, Goals, Objectives
Focus directly and deliberately on the intentions behind actions.

Tool 6 — Alternatives, Possibilities, Choices
Deliberately try to find other ways.

Tool 7 — Other People’s Views
Putting yourself into the shoes of others.

Tool 8 — Key Values Involved
Ensure that your thinking serves your values.

Tool 9 — First Important Priorities
Select the most important ideas, factors, objectives, consequences, etc.

Tool 10 — Design/Decision, Outcome, Channels, Action
Direct attention to the outcome of the thinking and action that follows.

Training can be conducted for groups of any size and is conducted over one full-day or two half-day sessions. A work-based assessment is also provided to ensure that learnings are applied and benefits realised in the workplace.

Sessions are designed with client need in mind and are delivered by an accredited and experienced de Bono Master trainer.

Power of Perception