30 Apr Place your bets ! (part 2)
So you have decided to read the rest ? – Here it comes!
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, we would like to share this quote from Steve Jobs:
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
We like this quote because it simply shows that if you work hard on your thinking, you make it clearer, and everything you will undertake will appear in a different way. If you can do that, you will be able to manage and conduct a lot of things positively leading you to the best suitable outcome.
So let’s try the 6 thinking hats. Work smart on it and you will see its worth.
Stay happy , stay healthy !