Great decisions come with practice, and it’s important to try a variety of techniques to make good decisions. One such method is Edward de Bono’s “Six Thinking Hats”. This exercise aims to help you move beyond your normal frame of thought and look at things from a number of different perspectives. This can be a critical factor in honing your decision-making skills.
In this exercise you will try to look at only one perspective at a time in order to avoid confusion. So, practice donning the different hats and see where they can lead your thinking.
The white hat. This is the information hat. When you try on the white hat, you focus on facts and which data is known, versus which you still need.
The black hat. This is the safety or judgement hat. This is where you pause to…