Six Thinking Hats

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-13
  • Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO

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Using case studies & real-life examples, the author shows how each of us can become a better thinker through deliberate role-playing. He outlines a brisk, disciplined approach that both individuals & businesses (from start-ups to major corporations) can adopt to create a climate of clearer thinking, improved communication, & greater creativity.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Six Hats, Six Colorsp. 13
Using the Hatsp. 16
The White Hatp. 25
The White Hat: facts and figuresp. 27
White Hat Thinking: whose fact is it?p. 33
White Hat Thinking: Japanese-style inputp. 36
White Hat Thinking: facts, truth, and philosophersp. 59
White Hat Thinking: who puts on the hat?p. 44
Summary of White Hat Thinkingp. 46
The Red Hatp. 47
The Red Hat: emotions and feelingsp. 50
Red Hat Thinking: the place of emotions in thinkingp. 52
Red Hat Thinking: intuition and hunchesp. 56
Red Hat Thinking: moment to momentp. 60
Red Hat Thinking: the use of emotionsp. 63
Red Hat Thinking: the language of emotionsp. 67
Summary of Red Hat Thinkingp. 70
The Black Hatp. 71
The Black Hat: cautious and carefulp. 73
Black Hat Thinking: content and processp. 77
Black Hat Thinking: the past and the futurep. 81
Black Hat Thinking: the problem of overusep. 84
Summary of Black Hat Thinkingp. 86
The Yellow Hatp. 89
The Yellow Hat: speculative-positivep. 91
Yellow Hat Thinking: the positive spectrump. 95
Yellow Hat Thinking: reasons and logical supportp. 98
Yellow Hat Thinking: constructive thinkingp. 100
Yellow Hat Thinking: speculationp. 105
Yellow Hat Thinking: relation to creativityp. 109
Summary of Yellow Hat Thinkingp. 112
The Green Hatp. 115
The Green Hat: creative thinkingp. 117
Green Hat Thinking: lateral thinkingp. 121
Green Hat Thinking: movement instead of judgementp. 123
Green Hat Thinking: the need for provocationp. 127
Green Hat Thinking: alternativesp. 132
Green Hat Thinking: personality and skillp. 138
Green Hat Thinking: what happens to the ideas?p. 141
Summary of Green Hat Thinkingp. 144
The Blue Hatp. 145
The Blue Hat: control of thinkingp. 147
Blue Hat Thinking: focusp. 152
Blue Hat Thinking: program designp. 156
Blue Hat Thinking: summaries and conclusionsp. 161
Blue Hat Thinking: control and monitoringp. 164
Summary of Blue Hat Thinkingp. 169
Benefits of the Six Hats Methodp. 170
Conclusionp. 172
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