Even de Bono Can Help Your Business

hatsLast month at one of the Industry Leaders Round Tables meetings, we had a member share how challenging it can be for them to articulate their questions. And in fact, while speaking out loud it helped clarify what they needed to know.

As a result, we are going to implement the coloured hats that Edward de Bono suggests for meetings. And I can’t see any reason why you couldn’t use the same in your team meetings.

Check this out … his 6 thinking hats:

  1. The White Hat calls for information known or needed.
  2. The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition.
  3. The Black Hat is judgment – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work.
  4. The Yellow Hat symbolises brightness and optimism.
  5. The Green Hat focuses on creativity: possibilities, alternatives and new ideas.
  6. The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process.