Summary of Six Thinking Hats
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How to deal with one concept at a time, even when you are thinking with a group.
People of all ages and from every walk of life have used Edward de Bono’s “Thinking Hats method.” It provides a convenient, easy way to cut through confusion and process information clearly. De Bono’s “Six Hats” are visualization tools that help sidestep the ego, providing a path to nonjudgmental decision making. Each chapter in his book includes a detailed description of a different hat color and its applications. De Bono offers plenty of example dialogues to suggest how to use the hats in conversation. getAbstract recommends his approach to managers, teachers, group leaders or anyone involved in group decision making.
In this summary, you will learn
- What your various modes of thinking are
- How to simplify how you process information and solve problems
- How to apply the “Thinking Hats method” on your own or in a group
About the Author
Edward de Bono holds degrees in medicine and psychology. He was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and has taught at Oxford, Cambridge, London and Harvard universities. He has written more than forty books, including Lateral Thinking, De Bono’s Thinking Course and Teach Your Child How to Think.
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4 years agoWorth treating yourself to the book if you are serious about giving this ago with your team
4 years agoTerrific book. Have used De Bono's methods for many years.
4 years agoOne of the best creativity book !!!
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