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Trainer’s Tip: Six Thinking Hats


Paul Sloane
Paul Sloane shares his version of the model, commonly used to challenge ways of thinking.

I teach six hats on my creative leadership workshops. It always goes down well. Here are my tips:

1. Get six hats for all participants if possible. Wearing them helps.

2. Although they can be used in various ways I find it best that everyone in the groups wears the same hat at the same time.

3. Use in the sequence - white, red, yellow, black, green, blue.

4. Choose a controversial proposition to exercise the method.

5. Prioritise the top yellow and black ideas and keep them in view when wearing the green.

6. With the green hat the team has to try to improve or develop the proposition with ideas to deliver the yellows but mitigate the blacks.

7. Ask them to reach a conclusion while wearing the green hat.

8. Use the blue hat to analyse the process and compare it to a normal discussion.

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