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  1. Edward de Bono’sSix Thinking Hats An aid to decision making and problem solving. Illustrated by Vince Borg Education Leeds LL 01/07/2007

  2. Why use the Six Thinking Hats? • Takes in to consideration the “feelings” • Encourages cooperation. • Reduces “I am right, you are wrong” scenarios. • Stays groups focused. Achieves results quicker. • Ensures egos and rivalry in check. LL 01/07/2007

  3. 5 More Reasons • Develops a creative mindset. • Maximizes input and ideas to improve results. • Defuses emotional topics and balance thinking objectively. • Speeds up thinking, be more productive and save time. • Builds clear problem definitions from different perspectives. LL 01/07/2007

  4. The Red Hat • What do you feel about the suggestion? • What are your gut reactions? • What intuitions do you have? • Don’t think too long or too hard. Passion  Feelings  Emotions LL 01/07/2007

  5. The White Hat • The information seeking hat. • What are the facts? • What information is available? What is relevant? • When wearing the white hat we are neutral in our thinking. Proof  Statistics  Objectivity LL 01/07/2007

  6. The Yellow Hat • The sunshine hat. • It is positive and constructive. • It is about effectiveness and getting a job done. • What are the benefits, the advantages? Bright  Optimistic  Encouraging LL 01/07/2007

  7. The Black Hat • The caution hat. • In black hat the thinker points out errors or pit-falls. • What are the risks or dangers involved? • Identifies difficulties and problems. Caution  Safety  Troubleshooting LL 01/07/2007

  8. The Green Hat • This is the creative mode of thinking. • Green represents growth and movement. • In green hat we look to new ideas and solutions. • Lateral thinking wears a green hat. Innovation  Unlimited  Vision LL 01/07/2007

  9. The Blue Hat • The control hat, organizing thinking itself. • Sets the focus, calls for the use of other hats. • Monitors and reflects on the thinking processes used. • Blue is for planning. Action  Implementation LL 01/07/2007

  10. Six Thinking Hats Informative Intuitive Constructive Creative Reflective Cautious LL 01/07/2007