You can't make great decisions close-minded.
The best decisions often require different perspectives.
Here are the 6 Thinking Hats and how to use them:
When making a decision, you go down 2 routes:
1. Wear a single Thinking Hat.
2. Overwhelm yourself and make a rushed decision.
Now, let’s learn about the 6 Thinking Hats to make more rational decisions:
1. Yellow Hat — Optimism
People say: "Be positive".
In this case, you have to.
See the benefits and opportunities of making the decision.
3. Red Hat — Emotion
Emotions are a big part of making decisions.
Some people are naturally more emotional than others.
Use your intuition to better understand how you will feel.
Without the Red Hat, the 5 Thinking Hats framework seems very objective.
4. White Hat — Logic
I'm very data-driven. I love numbers.
I want all the data about businesses. Revenues, percentages, users etc.
The White Hat relies on your ability to analyze data to spot trends in decision-making.
5. Black Hat — Caution
If you look at the positives, you must also look at the worst-case scenarios.
The Black Hat = a defensive approach.
Yellow Hat = an offensive approach.
6. Blue Hat — Control
This is the Hat to where for management and organization
Think of this as being cool in a situation and slowly moving it forward.
You are in control.
Those are the 6 Thinking Hats (by Edward de Bono)
The next time you have to make an important decision, think of this framework.
It'll help you tackle the problem more rationally.
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