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1 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. 1 Introduction June 26, 2003

2 Dr. Edward de Bono M.D., Ph.D., (philosophy, medicine, & psychology), Rhodes scholar; World’s leading authority in the field of creative and conceptual thinking; Author of over 60 books in 35 languages; Originator of Six Thinking Hats ®, Lateral Thinking, and Direct Attention Thinking Tools (based on CoRT). 2 Page 5 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

3 “The quality of our thinking will determine the quality of our future.” 3 Page 7 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

4 Adversarial Thinking The Six Hats ™ method replaces adversarial thinking with Parallel Thinking ™. Parallel Thinking ab a b a b Pages 7-9 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. 4

5 5 The Six Hats Framework Separate out thinking Ask people to switch thinking modes Separate ego from performance Signal the next process Explore subjects in parallel ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. Exploration Motivation Page 9

6 Revolutionary Nature of Parallel Thinking 6 We have many thinking tools for argument/debate, but few for ordinary thinking The Six Hats method releases us from argument and lays out all the views in parallel We can also separate out different aspects of thinking with the hats We can politely encourage others to vary their thinking by putting on or taking off a hat The Six Hats method is used successfully worldwide ™ Page 7 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

7 All at Once Each in Turn ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. 7

8 8 Six Hats Six Colors Six Types of Thinking Not Categories The hats are not descriptions of thinkers Each thinker should be able to use all of the hats Page 12 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

9 9 Why the Hats Metaphor? Makes Parallel Thinking practical to use and easy to remember There is a traditional link between “thinking” and “hats” You can switch thinking processes easily just as you can switch hats easily Hats indicate certain roles Page 11 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

10 information what do we know? white hat data what do we need to know? Page 13 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. 10

11 11 white hat Page 13 What information is available? What information do we need? How are we going to get the missing information? ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

12 12 hunches red hat feelings intuition emotions Page 14 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

13 13 red hat What are my feelings right now? What does my intuition tell me? What is my gut reaction? Page 14 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

14 14 black hat caution difficulties problems risks Page 15 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

15 15 black hat What could be the possible problems? What could some of the difficulties be? What are points for caution? What are the risks? Page 15 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

16 Fit and Faults Black Hat Functions: ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. 16

17 17 benefits yellow hat optimism value Page 17 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

18 18 yellow hat Page 17 What are the benefits? What are the benefits? What are the positives? What are the positives? What are the values? What are the values? Is there a concept in this idea that looks attractive? Is there a concept in this idea that looks attractive? Can this be made to work? Can this be made to work? ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

19 19 growth green hat alternatives creativity ideas Page 18 ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

20 20 green hat What creative ideas do we have ? What creative ideas do we have ? What are the alternatives? What are the alternatives? How can we overcome the black hat difficulties? How can we overcome the black hat difficulties? ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

21 21 Focus on growth alternatives creativity ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved. ideas Making a time and place for creativity Creative effort Creative attitude Extracting concepts Making modifications Problem solving Generating possibilities Action possibilities Lateral thinking techniques

22 22 thinking about thinking blue hat organizing facilitating process control ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

23 23 blue hat Where should we start? What is the agenda? What are the objectives? Which hats should we use? How can we summarize? What should we do next? ©2003 EDUSYS. All rights reserved.

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