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Feb2020

Mental Floss 131

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        The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am certain however, that I can drop the cup more than a metre without it breaking. ... Read More
February 14, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 130

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: What can you break by saying it's name? A: Silence! This week's thinking challenge is: Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am ... Read More
February 7, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 126

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: As I left the reptile house at the zoo I felt something move in my pocket. I put my hand in and discovered something with no legs and several teeth. Once over my ... Read More
January 10, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 125

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A woman has three daughters who in turn, each have three daughters. If they all get together in one room, how many pairs of Grandmothers and Grand-Daughters are there? A: There are ... Read More
January 3, 2020Frank Connolly

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 124

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              The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What weighs virtually nothing but is impossible to hold for half an hour? A: Your breath. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A woman has three daughters who in turn, each have three ... Read More
December 27, 2019Frank Connolly

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 123

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A sphere has three, a circle has two, but a point hasn't got any. What? A: Dimension. A point is a place, it has no form. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: What ... Read More
December 20, 2019Frank Connolly

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 122

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What famous expression does this represent?  100S549A3  100F4E621T  0028Y2167 A: SAFETY IN NUMBERS. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A sphere has three, a circle has two, but a point hasn't got any. ... Read More
December 13, 2019Frank Connolly

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Dec2019
        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

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 121

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: I bumped into my long-lost Uncle from Ireland in the street. I'd never met him, never seen his picture or even heard a description of him. Yet, I recognised him immediately. How?... Read More
December 6, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019
                        According to the World Economic Forum the skill set required to not only survive, but to thrive in 2020 will be different to what is required now. Three crucial skill areas have worked their way to the top of the list.... Read More
March 3, 2019Frank 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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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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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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Jun2018
            We are very pleased to announce that we will be conducting a certification course in the Six Thinking Hats this September. This certification will both skill and authorise participants as official Six Thinking Hats trainers who will then be eligible to conduct ... 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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Jan2018

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. They are in ... Read More
January 10, 2018Frank Connolly

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Mar2017
                  Don't get upset, but if you are like me and most people on the planet ... You are not that rational. Like it or not, we are emotional beings plagued with unconscious biases and we make our decisions based ... Read More
March 2, 2017Frank Connolly

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Nov2015
  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

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Jul2015
                  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

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Dec2010
The most common mistakes we make in our thinking are in the way we perceive the world around us. By and large our logic is quite sound but two people can look at ... Read More
December 23, 2010Frank Connolly