Dr. Edward de Bono is one of the pioneers of Brain Training, born in Malta in 1933 he is a proponent of the direct teaching of thinking as a skill, hence de Bono thinking. He has dedicated his life to help people from around the world improve their thinking abilities and creativity skills. His courses such as Six Thinking Hats Method and thinking tools have been used by top corporations, governments and world leaders and his tools have also been used by school children.
In 1967 he invented the world famous Lateral Thinking technique. Lateral thinking approach helps people solve problems through a imaginative yet incidental approach. This methodology has proven to be extremely useful in terms of problem identification, problem solving and inducing motivation.
de Bono thinking courses
There are two classroom based courses; lateral thinking and six thinking hats. All trainers are certified in order to teach the courses. There is also the de bono online course which you may refer to study. Learn more.
To supplement your learning there are a number of books including puzzles to help exercise your brain, we’ve listed three below. 😉
Key Benefits of the Six Thinking Hats
Below are some of the key benefits that people find in using the Six Thinking Hats.
- Simple to learn, use, and implement
- Not dependent on others (you can use it by yourself)
- Modifies behavior without attacking it
- Can be used at all levels
- Improves cross-cultural interaction
- Reduces conflict
- Encourages cooperation
- Enhances quality of thinking
- Supports other change initiatives