Knowledge at Noon
St. Ambrose Univ. College for Professional Studies
Times: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
1950 East 54th Street
Speaker - Brad Stoefen, St. Ambrose University Topic - Six Thinking Hats When we think in the normal way, we try to do too much at once. We may be looking at the information, forming ideas, and judging someone else's ideas all at the same time. The Six Hats ® method allows us to unbundle thinking. Instead of trying to do everything at once, we separate out the different aspects of thinking. This way we can pay full attention to each aspect in turn. Think of full-color printing, where the basic color separations are made and then each basic color is printed separately onto the same sheet to give full-color printing. In the same way, we separate the modes of thinking and then apply each mode to the same subject in order to end up with full-color thinking on the subject. As you know, the difference between mediocre and highly effective teams lies not so much in their collective mental equipment, but in how well they use their abilities to think and how well they work together. Six Thinking Hats® helps actualize the full thinking potential of teams. And when used as a meeting management tool, the Six Hats ® method provides the disciplined process for individuals to be focused and to the point. But possibly most important, it requires each individual to look at all sides of an issue.