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    Edward De Bono

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    Edward de Bono thought to be one of the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and direct teaching of thinking as a skill. A de Bonian thinker states, "There are highly intelligent people who are poor thinkers. Intelligent people may use their thinking to simply defend a point of view. The more skilled they are at mounting a convincing defense, the less they see a need to explore that subject, listen to others, or generate alternatives. This is poor thinking" (Wiesendanger

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    Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats describes a process to help create meetings, brainstorm sessions and numerous other collaboration tools aiming to make them more organised and productive. At its core it is used to help participants look at and better organise the way in which they think and look at problems. While most collaboration techniques will bring up arguments and ideas at any given time, the six thinking hats approach allows the participants to have a specific type of thinking hat to direct

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    Decision-Making Model

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    a more rounded view of a situation (de Bono, 1985)”. There are five values behind the Six Thinking Hats. They are role-playing, attention direction, convenience, possible basis in brain chemistry, and rules of the game. Decision-making can be difficult, but these are decisions that are made after all the information has been provided beforehand. White Hat ”White hat is neutral and objective. The white hat is concerned with objective facts and figures (de Bono, 1985)”. The purpose of the white hat

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    Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats

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    If training and application of Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats strategy were to be adopted by American corporations, countless hours of “paralysis by analysis” could be eliminated. The groans are palpable when yet another meeting request arrives in the Outlook Inboxes of mid-level managers on a daily basis. And, while the participants are perpetually extolled to “think outside the box”, it is done so without really giving them the cerebral tools to do so. Even just providing

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    Counselling is a term used for a developed relationship that exists through dialogue between a therapist and client. The fundamental purpose of counselling is for the therapist to help the client to overcome problems or learn to cope. Within the context of the Skilled Helper, Egan’s (2001) ‘help’ is a learned experience in human behaviour that progresses through a client/helper relationship addressing both the problem-situations and missed opportunities that clients encounter. The Person- Centered

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    Six Thinking Hats

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    Thinking with Hats Six Thinking Hats offers an original way to think. The author, Edward De Bono, has created an idiom to make decisions making, communication, and thinking more effective. De Bono believes thinking is the ultimate human resource and that we should want to improve upon it. He suggests that the main difficulty of thinking is confusion and that we try to do too much at once. In his book he puts forward a simple concept that allows a thinker to do one thing at a time. The concept is

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    How Creativity Became Institutionalized?

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    The cognitive process of creativity has become nearly an essential skill in everyone’s life within last decade. We may argue whether the creative thinking has been in the center of development throughout history but for some reason, our society publicly craves for it more than ever before. Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” (Robinson, 2006) has more than 13 million viewers. Tony Blair claimed in 1999 that “the 21st Century will be dominated by the exploitation of creative minds”(Fletcher

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    For many years, my company had very clear lines of authority, position, and title. Your title determined everything from the type of phone you had, to the size of your office, to the color of your walls. Although the culture of the organization has since changed, I believe this instilled a fear in many lower-level employees of talking in meetings that included higher-level executives. These executives want everyone in the meeting to feel comfortable voicing their opinions, but have trouble getting

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    Decision Making Technique

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    businesses ensure that the most productive solution is implemented. The technique that is being examined here is the Six Thinking Hats. The Technique The Six Thinking Hats is a technique developed by world renowned teacher of creative thinking, Dr. Edward de Bono. He has authored many books that establish new techniques for make possible creative and productive thinking in the workplace. The Six Hats, whose colors represent a different angle to viewing a given problem, help in guiding the thought process

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    Succes as a Leader: Problem Solving

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    may need to redirect thinking into other ‘hats’ to together try on each of the ‘six thinking hats’ and to think of as many points as possible under each ‘hat’ before moving on”. (Bailey 2007) References Bailey, Jon. (2007). Profile: Edward de Bono. Engineering Management. Vol17. Issue 5, p46-47. Connelly Shane Mary, Gilbert A. Janelle, Marks A. Michelle, Mumford D. Michael& Zaccaro J. Stephen. (2000).Assessment of Leader Problem- Solving Capabilities. Leadership Quarterly, 11(1)

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