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So you have decided to read the rest ? - Here it comes! image12 The black hat: With this one, you will play the devil's advocate.You should find why your options would not work, which are all the negative points of your strategy and try to criticise all the alternatives you might have. This hat is really useful. If you know and analyse all the danger zones, you will be more effective and efficient in controlling them. You have to possess a negative point of view on your plan in order to take the correct decision. But hold on! See the next one. The yellow hat: After having played the devil's advocate, you should make the totally opposite! You should be positive, and highlights all the goods points of each option you possess in your hands. Be optimistic and you can analyze the benefits of each alternative. I am sure that with this one, you will feel much better! The blue hat:The last one, quite difficult yet important one. The blue hat is here to control the whole thinking process. You don’t have to forget any of these hats because if you forget one of them, your thinking strategy is not balanced any more, and you might take the wrong decision. That is why this hat is so important. After wearing all these different hats,

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Today we want to talk about hats. Although it might seem strange, hats are of extreme importance in leading you towards the 360 degree balanced decisions.

6 Thinking Hats

Most probably you heard about this concept launched by Edward de Bono, but we want to share it again because "knowing it does not mean owning it". So it is time to wear these hats!

The question is:  Which color?  Which situation?

  • Did you know that in average a person makes approximately 773,618 during its lifetime?
  • He regrets 143,262 of them
  • We all make 27 judgments a days starting the very routine ones such as when to set the alarm clock
Wearing these hats will help you in your struggle of: Should or should not? Would or would not? Could or could not? In simple terms your decision will be supported by well thought angles. These 6 thinking hats will help you to have a big picture, and helicopter view over the situation. image13 You can use them everywhere! Have a try! You will see that even if you are in a delicate situation, the energy spent with them will benefit you, in terms of time, strategy and outcome. The white hat: This hat is the first one that you need to wear. With it, you have to make a recap of your data and everything you own at that time; this hat is about the facts, what do you have at this exact moment and also about a recap of what led you there with pros and cons in view.

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I post the second part of the Article: "I tell you my secrets to success". I hope you will like it. Let me know.. ;) I left you with the suspense of knowing the fourth tip. image14 Well, here we go: CREATE PLAN B The best attitude is the What If Attitude. Always prepare a backup plan, you never know what can happen in life and it is better to be prepared in any occasion, especially when you take risks. Moreover if you analyze all the different prospective it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with a second plan. Most of the time there is more than one right solution, take advantage of this fact and use it to create and imagine different possibilities. We are slowly arriving to the conclusion of this post, but first I would like to give you one last pearl of wisdom: ANALYSE PROS AND CONS First of all use a systematic process. Lots of time we think we know what we think, but it is not like this. Practice is much harder than what we think. Take paper and pen and systematically scroll your thoughts one by one, it will help you to make a first screening and clarify what you think.

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How are you today? This morning I felt inspired to talk to you about “SUCCESS”. It is such a strange word. How can you define success? Everyone has his personal opinion about it and his personal metrics to judge when it is achieved, but I think there are some common points in which most of us can agree on. Today I would like to talk to you about these common thoughts, the rest is up to !! ;) Well, first of all, as I hope you already read in other posts, you should know by now how much LSL Consultancy Team cares about Communication. We believe communication is at the base of success. You can't build a tower without strong basements! Communication is not easy at all, and the trickiest thing about it is the illusion of understanding. Readers, Never Assume!! To many time we think we have understood at the first shot, but then when it comes to practice we don’t know how to do what we have been asked to. I bet all of you have found himself in this situation once in his life! Haven’t you? We don’t dare to ask questions because we are afraid to appear weak and not clever enough. Believe me, it is the opposite!! If you pose questions it means you want to reach the bottom point and have all the facts you need in order to do a good work. It means you care, and you deeply analyze what you do to reach the best result. image15 So the first thing to be successful, not only in the work field, but also in your personal life is: LEAR HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS This first point leads me directly to the second one on my agenda: CATCH THE OBJECTIVE Of course the primary step is to make questions in order to understand the deliverable you have to achieve. When you have been asked something, listen carefully to your speaker. Catch the Key Words and develop them. The main problem is that too many time people confuse the Object with the Objective. They are two separate and distinctive entities. Take as an example the following guideline: “Build the highest paper tower possible”. What’s the objective and what’s the object? Many people wouldn’t know how to answer and they would mix everything up saying: “The objective is to build a tower”. WRONG!!! The Object is the tower the Objective is the height. Do you see the difference now? Once you got the objective you need to work to achieve it and in order to do so you must take a lot of decisions. We arrived to tip number three: TAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS