Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Leading Innovation coming to San Diego

Are you looking to give your team the tools to become successful at creating innovative solutions and effective decision making?

de Bono Consulting is offering a Leading Innovation seminar in San Diego on February 17-19. The Leading Innovation seminar offers training in Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking techniques, which can help you and your team apply a systematic method of thinking to make the best decisions faster, smarter, and more efficiently.

The master trainer will teach you the skills to apply the Six Thinking Hats technique of separating thoughts and ideas into six different categories. This technique helps streamline discussions so you and your team can easily redirect and focus on the issues and create the best decision.


You'll also learn the Lateral Thinking method. This method is based on research by Dr. Edward deBono, and trains a person to use creative thinking skills to develop solutions by thinking outside of the box.

Sign up today!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!





de Bono Consulting will be closed on Thursday, January 1st and will return on Friday, January 2nd.

We cannot wait to work with you and meet your needs in 2015. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

The de Bono Consulting staff would like to wish you a Happy Holidays! 

Our office will be closing at 12:00 CT on Wednesday, December 24th and closed the 25th and 26th.We will be back on Monday, December 29th to fill any orders or answer any questions you have. Until then, we hope you have a great holiday season with your family and friends. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Upcoming Six Hats Workshops

Public service announcement: we have a few seats left at our upcoming Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking workshops in Chicago, July 15-16:
Other upcoming programs include:
These public programs are also a good opportunity to attend trainer certification in Six Thinking Hats or Lateral Thinking. See our trainer certification page for additional details, or give us a call at 515.278.1292.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LeftoverSwap

A creative new iPhone app is generating buzz: LeftoverSwap. The idea? To share leftover food between strangers.
 Love it or hate it, it's definitely a provocative idea. After one gets past the initial red hat ("Ugh, gross!"), there are definitely some strong yellow hat benefits, in terms of reducing food waste, feeding hungry people, helping other people to stretch their dollars, minimizing our carbon footprint, and creating social connections between people.

What other yellow and black hat can you think of?

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Beta Test our new Innovation Assessment (v3.0)

We're soon launching the third beta test of our new innovation assessment - and we need your help!

The feedback from the first two rounds of testing has been overwhelming positive, and we're eager to see what improvements that R&D department has cooked up.

This is a team-based innovation assessment that focuses on the culture of innovation within a team or organization. We posit that innovation is a function of two variables:
  1. Individual team members' personal attitudes towards innovation
  2. The group culture and how it enhances (or impedes) innovation
There's no cost to participate - we simply want user feedback. Beta testers will receive detailed, highly personalized reports on their individual innovation styles, the overall team innovation style, and specific suggestions for fomenting a more innovative culture.

The time commitment is 15-20 minutes to complete the online assessment, 2-3 hours for a team workshop to discuss the results, and 5 minutes for an online survey about the experience. We also ask the team leader for a 30-minute phone interview.

Want to join? We'd love your input! Email beta "at" debonoconsulting.com to participate.

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Innovation Assessment: Project da Vinci

Want to beta test an exciting, new innovation assessment?
Project da Vinci, a new product initiative for 2013, has just gone into beta. This program explores the question of how organizations foster and maintain an innovative culture? We hypothesize that organizational innovation is a function of (1) individual behavioral styles and (2) group dynamics. Project da Vinci explores this question using individual and team self-assessments.

We're looking for existing, intact teams that consider themselves innovative, are working on an innovative project, or have an interest in innovation.

Our beta testers will receive a detailed, highly personalized report of their individual innovation styles, including suggestions for recognizing and adapting to colleagues' styles. You will also receive a team report, offering insights and guidance on how group dynamics affect (positively or negatively) the team's ability to innovate. Plus, you'll get a sneak preview of a very exciting new product, and your feedback will shape how it ultimately looks, feels, and works.

Interested? To participate, please let us know at davinci@debonoconsulting.com, or see our Project da Vinci webpage for additional details.