Last 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:
- The White Hat calls for information known or needed.
- The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition.
- The Black Hat is judgment – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work.
- The Yellow Hat symbolises brightness and optimism.
- The Green Hat focuses on creativity: possibilities, alternatives and new ideas.
- The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process.
Justin is the Managing Director of Active Management, which he began January 2004. He offers coaching to businesses worldwide in everything from start up and design to marketing and sales systems. Justin also facilitates four Australian and New Zealand ‘fitness industry roundtables’ events, which allows him to see a huge cross section of business models.