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The Six Thinking Hats, Edward De Bono
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Written by Lisbeth Cardoso   
Friday, 07 September 2012 18:32

As an IT professional with over 15 years of management experience, I have had the good fortune of taking many management training courses and researching various books. One of the most interesting and useful books was Edward De Bono’s, ‘The Six Thinking Hats.’

The premise of the book is that there are 6 primary thinking patterns that all people engage in.

                                White Hat – Focus on Information or Data Available

                                Red Hat – Look at problems from a gut reaction

                                Black Hat – Look at the negative points or problems to an issue

                                Yellow Hat – Look at the points to a challenge

                                Green Hat – Creative solutions for problem solving

                                Blue Hat – Process control hat – the rules for addressing a problem

The Six Thinking Hats are not an exercise in being labelled – “Oh, Sally is such an emotional red hat, person” but rather provide a way for individuals to force themselves into seeing things differently, which we do anyway, but this provides a greater awareness in doing so.

For teams, the Six Thinking Hats are a perfect tool for facilitating team building and more importantly addressing problems in a facilitated approach as shown by mindtools.com.  

I highly recommend this book and more importantly for managers of new teams, recommend a team based training session that will lead you and your team through team building exercises an opportunity to use ALL of the hats in solving problems.

By Gil Darnley, PMP, CMA   -    Information Technology Director – Business Development

 
Managing Agile SDLC within a Unified Digital Enterprise Platform (ERP for IT, Unified IT Management, Cloud IT Management)
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Monday, 06 August 2012 13:59

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