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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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DE BONO’S SIX THINKING HATS MODEL: GENERATING DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Use this to inject a greater level of creativity into your decision making.

Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model recognises that people habitually think and act in a specific way based upon their personality. For example, a person who is pessimistic by nature will think, act and react in a different way to a sunny optimist when presented with a problem.

De Bono’s model uses this insight and encourages a group of people to consider a problem from six different stereotypical positions. The feedback received is then pooled and synthesised and used to inform the decision-making process.

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