The best person for the team may not be the best person for the team

The project managers were always fighting to get the best people in the company on their teams. Yet, often this resulted in dysfunctional teams. Why? Many of these power teams consisted of all bosses and no workers. That’s an extreme example, but it points up the importance of bringing a diversity of experience and thinking … Continue reading The best person for the team may not be the best person for the team

Will these silly hats really help me make decisions?

In an earlier post I described Edward DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats. This is a technique to help you adopt a variety of thinking styles for better decisions, individually or in groups. The white hat represents logic and information, the red hat is emotion and intuition, the black hat is risks and problems, the yellow hat is … Continue reading Will these silly hats really help me make decisions?

What color hat are you wearing right now?

You happen to walk into one of my classes and find a roomful of managers wearing silly hats in a variety of colors. What’s going on here? Edward DeBono developed Six Thinking Hats  as a technique to give decision-makers a rich repertoire of techniques for thinking about a problem. I’ve found this to be a … Continue reading What color hat are you wearing right now?