Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780241336878
Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE classic work about decision-making from the world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain's different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles fundamentally change the way you work and interact. They have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world to end conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0141037555
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats is the groundbreaking psychology manual that has inspired organisations and individuals all over the world. De Bono's innovative guide divides the process of thinking into six parts, symbolized by the six hats, and shows how the hats can dramatically transform the effectiveness of meetings and discussions. This is a book to open your mind, unleash your creativity and change the way you think about thinking.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 207
ISBN: 014013784X
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The internationally bestselling guide to better thinking used by tens of thousands of people - fully revised and updated.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0316177911
Release: 1985
Editor: Back Bay Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A leading authority on lateral thinking streamlines the decision-making process by identifying the central aspects of problem-solving and, by using real-life scenarios, describes how to focus thinking on each aspect individually, then link them into a productive progression.

Edward de Bono s Six Thinking Hats

Edward de Bono s Six Thinking Hats
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 208
ISBN: LCCN:98113820
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

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Teach Your Child How To Think

Teach Your Child How To Think
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780241336885
Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Edward de Bono invented the concept of lateral thinking. A world-renowned writer and philosopher, he is the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr de Bono has written more than 60 books, in 40 languages, with people now teaching his methods worldwide. He has chaired a special summit of Nobel Prize laureates, and been hailed as one of the 250 people who have contributed most to mankind.

Knowledge Solutions

Knowledge Solutions
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Author: Olivier Serrat
Pages: 1140
ISBN: 9789811009839
Release: 2017-05-22
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO license. This book comprehensively covers topics in knowledge management and competence in strategy development, management techniques, collaboration mechanisms, knowledge sharing and learning, as well as knowledge capture and storage. Presented in accessible “chunks,” it includes more than 120 topics that are essential to high-performance organizations. The extensive use of quotes by respected experts juxtaposed with relevant research to counterpoint or lend weight to key concepts; “cheat sheets” that simplify access and reference to individual articles; as well as the grouping of many of these topics under recurrent themes make this book unique. In addition, it provides scalable tried-and-tested tools, method and approaches for improved organizational effectiveness. The research included is particularly useful to knowledge workers engaged in executive leadership; research, analysis and advice; and corporate management and administration. It is a valuable resource for those working in the public, private and third sectors, both in industrialized and developing countries.

How To Have A Beautiful Mind

How To Have A Beautiful Mind
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781407029122
Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

People spend a fortune on their bodies, their faces, their hair, their clothes. Cosmetics, plastic surgery, diets, gym membership - everyone's trying to be more attractive. But there's an easier way to become a beautiful person. It doesn't have to be physical. No matter how you look, if you have a mind that's fascinating, creative, exciting - if you're a good thinker - you can be beautiful. And being attractive doesn't necessarily come from being intelligent or highly-educated. It isn't about having a great personality. It's about using your imagination and expanding your creativity. And it's when talking with people that we make the greatest impact. A person may be physically beautiful, but when speaking to others a dull or ugly or uncreative mind will definitely turn them off. In clear, practical language, de Bono shows how by applying lateral and parallel thinking skills to your conversation you can improve your mind. By learning how to listen, make a point, and manoeuvre a discussion, you can become creative and more appealing - more beautiful.

Radical Candor Fully Revised Updated Edition

Radical Candor  Fully Revised   Updated Edition
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Author: Kim Scott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250235381
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

* New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller multiple years running * Translated into 20 languages, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide * A Hudson and Indigo Best Book of the Year * Recommended by Shona Brown, Rachel Hollis, Jeff Kinney, Daniel Pink, Sheryl Sandberg, and Gretchen Rubin Radical Candor has been embraced around the world by leaders of every stripe at companies of all sizes. Now a cultural touchstone, the concept has come to be applied to a wide range of human relationships. The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Using Radical Candor—avoiding the perils of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy—you can be kind and clear at the same time. Kim Scott was a highly successful leader at Google before decamping to Apple, where she developed and taught a management class. Since the original publication of Radical Candor in 2017, Scott has earned international fame with her vital approach to effective leadership and co-founded the Radical Candor executive education company, which helps companies put the book's philosophy into practice. Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and also providing guidance that helps others grow. It focuses on praise but doesn't shy away from criticism—to help you love your work and the people you work with. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities: 1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor 2. Build a cohesive team 3. Achieve results collaboratively Required reading for the most successful organizations, Radical Candor has raised the bar for management practices worldwide.

The Coaching Handbook

The Coaching Handbook
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Author: Sara Thorpe,Jackie Clifford
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9780749447281
Release: 2005-12-03
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Coaching is proving to be one of the most popular and most effective techniques in the field of learning and development. Managers are constantly being reminded that coaching is an important part of their role in getting the best from staff, while trainers are increasingly being called upon to coach individuals in a variety of aspects of both work and life. This one-stop book aims to provide everything readers need to be able to harness this technique. Part 1 of the book provides a detailed and clearly structured step-by-step approach, which should help anyone to develop their ability to coach others. Importantly however, as well as helping to develop the skills of coaching, the authors provide valuable guidance on: where to start when coaching a colleague; how long the coaching will take; and which methods should be employed and when. Part 2 provides a range of real-life case studies from a variety of commercial and non-commercial settings that will help you to decide how coaching can best be tailored to your own organization. The final part of the book contains detailed practical exercises that can be used in a variety of settings. Each of these individual elements combine to provide the definitive coaching handbook.

Change Directions

Change Directions
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Author: Georges Philips,Edward de Bono
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1904928005
Release: 2011-09
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Georges Philips' newest offering in the personal development and self-help field is, above all else, a very practical book on the process of changing direction. Its straightforward language and methodical, step-by-step approach makes the process easy to comprehend. From analyzing different situations involving change to going through the specific thinking and action steps needed in order to change direction, every detail and each step is clear and powerful. His message is clear: it is your thinking fuelled by your determination that brings about a change of direction. Profound and actionable, this is the most compelling treatise on affecting personal growth and fulfillment to be published in recent memory. Full of practical, easy to understand steps capable of transforming both your personal and professional lives, Change Directions: Perceive it, Believe it, Achieve it is as engaging as it is encouraging and enlightening.

Parallel Thinking

Parallel Thinking
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781473529953
Release: 2016-07-07
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Western thinking is failing because it was not designed to deal with change In this provocative masterpiece of creative thinking, Edward de Bono argues for a game-changing new way to think. For thousands of years we have followed the thinking system designed by the Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, based on analysis and argument. But if we are to flourish in today’s rapidly changing world we need to free our minds of these ‘boxes’ and embrace a more flexible and nimble model. Parallel Thinking is an invaluable insight into the word of creativity; de Bono unveils unique methods of brainstorming and explains preconceived ideas of what creativity involves and is. This book is not about philosophy; it is about the practical (and parallel) thinking required to get things done in an ever-changing world.

The 2 000 Percent Solution

The 2 000 Percent Solution
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Author: Donald Mitchell,Carol Coles,Robert Metz
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0595749879
Release: 2003-08
Editor: Authors Choice Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth. The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stall busting," a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls (like poor communications, disbelief, misconceptions, procrastination, tradition and bureaucracy) and how to overcome them. Through unorthodox examples ranging from the sinking of the Titanic to sketches attributed to Leonardo da Vinci for a bicycle, The 2,000 Percent Solution redirects knee-jerk reactions onto more productive paths. In addition, you'll learn about a new set of thought processes for designing and implementing solutions that will reap benefits 20 times greater or faster than the same tired "normal" solutions. Packed with specific examples, advice and questions to help you improve your organization's process weaknesses, you'll learn how to go beyond today's best practices into the uncharted realm of what needs to be imagined and accomplished. Since the first printing of this book in 1999, organizations all over the world have made The 2,000 Percent Solution a daily resource for overcoming the dual challenges of tough competitors and a difficult business environment. We are particularly pleased that the book has become popular in the rapidly growing and changing markets of China. Readers say the advice and examples are as timely today as when the book was first published. We look forward to hearing your comments and questions at mitchell@mitchellandco.com.

The Power of Focused Thinking

The Power of Focused Thinking
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0961540060
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Together these tapes & accompanying guidebooks present a structured approach to thinking & problem solving. Uses "hats" to symbolize the roles we play as thinkers & assigns a color to each that represents a code for the various modes of thought. White Hat stands for the objective, "just the facts" mode; Red Hat for feelings; Yellow Hat for positive, "thumbs-up" approach; Green Hat for creativity; Black Hat for the critical approach; & Blue Hat for the control that directs our thinking. The program will be useful to anyone who has to run a meeting or work with a problem-solving group.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0140296662
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The internationally bestselling guide to better thinking used by tens of thousands of people - fully revised and updated. The need for the Six Hats is based on an understanding of how the brain chemicals change with the mode of thinking. Using this method one major corporation reduced the time taken for multinational project discussions from thirty days to just two days. Argument is inefficient, ineffective and extremely slow. Argument was never designed to be constructive. The parallel thinking of the six hats is rapidly replacing argument around the world. For two-thousand-four-hundred years we have been content with argument which was never designed to be constructive. Discovering 'what is' may not be the same as designing 'what can be'.

Practical Thinking

Practical Thinking
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781473550599
Release: 2017-11-02
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Practical Thinking de Bono’s theme is everyday thinking, how the mind actually works – not how philosophers think it should. Based on the results of his famous Black Cylinder Experiment (a critical thinking task that asks participants why they think a black cylinder falls over), de Bono explores the four practical ways of being right. From there he picks out and names the five levels of understanding – and the five major mistakes in thinking. From memes and Instagram to twitter and bestselling books like Mistakes I Made At Work, mistakes – and what we can learn from them – are a hot topic. With Edward you’ll learn exactly why we all make them.

The Six Value Medals

The Six Value Medals
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781407030340
Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traditional thinking habits of businesses need to be greatly improved. Analysis and judgement are no longer enough to make important corporate decisions; you can analyse the past but you have to design the future. Corporate decisions depend on values. Disputes and conflicts often arise because of a clash of those values; each party in the dispute wants to pursue its own values, often at the expense of the other party. It is therefore essential that companies, managers and employees have a full understanding of the values of everyone involved to design a way forward that benefits all parties. From the bestselling author of How to Have a Beautiful Mind and Six Thinking Hats, this groundbreaking business book provides a basis for value assessment, an essential tool in decision-making for 21st century corporations. De Bono demonstrates that values come into all areas of thinking, behaviour and decision-making and outlines a framework to focus employees' attention on a variety of values including human values, organisational values, cultural values and perceptual values. By introducing a scoring system to rate different values as strong, sound, weak or remote de Bono helps readers to prioritise and make executive decisions that count.

Six Action Shoes

Six Action Shoes
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1861976798
Release: 2004-01-08
Editor: Unknown

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The Mechanism of Mind

The Mechanism of Mind
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Author: Edward de Bono
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781473527577
Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Mechanism of Mind presents Edward de Bono’s original theories on how the brain functions, processes information and organises it. It explains why the brain, the ’mechanism’, can only work in certain ways and introduces the four basic types of thinking that have gone on to inform his life’s work, namely ‘natural thinking’, ‘logical thinking’,’ mathematical thinking’ and ‘lateral thinking’. De Bono also outlines his argument for introducing the word ‘PO’ as an alternative to the word ‘NO’ when putting lateral thinking into practice. Drawing on colourful visual imagery to help explain his theories and thought-processes, from light bulbs and sugar cubes to photography and water erosion, The Mechanism of Mind remains as fascinating and as insightful as it was when it was first published in 1969. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of how the mind works and organises information – and how Edward de Bono came to develop his creative thinking tools.

Masterthinker

Masterthinker
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Author: Edward De Bono
Pages: 47
ISBN: OCLC:1019845211
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A course to develop thinking skills.