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Classic de Bono: Idea ‘Agents’

Classic de Bono: Idea ‘Agents’ Over the years Dr Edward de Bono has shared great insights through his messages. This series of blogs revisits some of those highlights. Idea ‘Agents’ It would be nice to have a team of highly … More

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Classic de Bono: The Blue Balloon

Classic de Bono: The Blue Balloon Over the years Dr Edward de Bono has shared great insights through his messages. This series of blogs revisits some of those highlights. The Blue Balloon As I sit writing this in my apartment … More

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Headlines To Get Your Manager’s Attention

Headlines To Get Your Manager’s Attention The headline on your CV, online profile, and your email communications is essentially grabs the attention of the recipient.  It helps them decided whether they should go on to read your message or not. … More

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Learn To Be Spontaneous!

Learn To Be Spontaneous! Spontaneity makes life exciting and invigorating. In work like in life, it takes away dull and dreary everyday routine to give you a chance to feel free and exuberant. Spontaneity means taking chances and overcoming your … More

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Classic de Bono: Cricket Creativity

Classic de Bono: Cricket Creativity Over the years Dr Edward de Bono has shared great insights through his messages. This series of blogs revisits some of those highlights. Cricket Creativity I am sure that I have told this story before … More

Classic de Bono: … ‘idea creativity’

Classic de Bono: … ‘idea creativity’ Over the years Dr Edward de Bono has shared great insights through his messages. This series of blogs revisits some of those highlights. ‘idea creativity’  I continue to be amazed that so many people … More

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Has Ashton Kutcher been to Think on Your Feet®?

Has Ashton Kutcher been to Think on Your Feet®? We often see great examples of famous people using Think on Your Feet®. If you don’t know, Think on Your Feet® trains you in the ‘capsules-of-persuasion’ concept: 10 plans that structure … More

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IBM turns to Six Thinking Hats

IBM turns to Six Thinking Hats The Six Thinking Hats have helped thousands of organisations around the world for the past 30 years. There aren’t many bigger organisations than IBM and recently Chief Scientist, Dharmendra Modha, found that the technique … More

6 Verbal Communication Tips For International Audiences

6 Verbal Communication Tips For International Audiences International audiences present unique challenges to great communication. The rules that apply to the home audience may not be suitable for a culturally diverse one. Poor communication can result in loss of business … More

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Tips for Facilitators

Tips for Facilitators Are you an effective facilitator? Do you hope to be? Regardless of your facilitation specialisation or aspirations, here are a few tips to keep your meetings on track. 1. Be mindful of your body language Part of … More

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