Infusing Innovative Thinking Into Six Sigma!

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Did any of you read the article by Don Peppers on Six Sigma? Peppers did a great job bringing to light the lack of innovation tools in the Six Sigma process. The Six Sigma process was designed to plan, predict, document, adjust, and improve the current work process. For this purpose, Six Sigma is a great tool ...

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America’s Secret Weapon

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Bill Gates recently published America’s Secret Weapon an amazing article about innovation and how America needs to invest more into research and development. In a comment to Gate’s article, someone wrote that we need an individual with the vision, alignment, and execution of innovation. I think that we need to train the leaders of this country some ...

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Mark Cuban’s Insights about Wisdom, Startups, and Innovation

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Mark Cuban looks for entrepreneurs that are creative and innovative thinkers that will disrupt their industry. In my opinion, an entrepreneurs success will depend on his or her innovative ideas and how well he or she can execute those ideas. Does your company adhere to Mark Cuban’s advice? If so, what tools does your company use to collect and execute its creativity and innovative ideas?

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Does Your Company Analyze the Past or Design the Future?

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As Dr. Edward de Bono said,

“You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future.”

This creates a two part question:
A. Does your company focus on analyzing its past or designing its future opportunities?
B. Do you personally focus on the past or do you design goals for the future?

We believe you should design your future so you and your company may achieve your desired results. The only thing holding you back from achieving your dreams is the ...

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Where did “Think Outside the Box” come from?

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Many people use the famous phrase “Think Outside the Box” in their everyday speech. In fact, you probably use this phrase often when you need to solve a problem and do not have a viable solution in front of you. What process do you use or how do you “Think Outside the Box” within your organization?
At de Bono Consulting, we like to use multiple different Lateral Thinking Tools to push our thinking outside of the box. However, we are ...

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Leading Innovation coming to San Diego

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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 ...

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Beta Test our new Innovation Assessment (v3.0)

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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 ...
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