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Thinking Tools - The Six Thinking Hats By Sachi Sellasamy

Thinking Tools

The Six Thinking Hats: A Tool for Coping with the Complexities in the Information Era

In the past, a manger’s decision was affected by the lack of available information. The primary problem was obtaining enough information to make informed decisions. Today, in what we refer to as the information era, the problem is reversed. The managers have access to more than enough information from the internet. The problem now is more on how to manage information overload and to make informed decisions that would lead to success.

The Patterns Prison By HK Loi

Thinking is a mental process that originates in the mind (and the heart too, claims others!).  There are some 20 definitions of thinking in the Webster’s dictionary, mostly having to do with the thought and mental processes. All of us think, whether we are normal or otherwise, or whether we are awake or asleep. Thinking is time-consuming and is not as easy as it seems, as Henry Ford rightly observed, “thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few of us engage in it.” Hard work aside, our mind has a particular preference in that it is only prepared to see what it wants to see, so much of what we see or think is a matter of perception and very much conditioned by patterns.

Leading Successful Meetings By Sachi Sellasamy

Leading Successful Meetings using Dr. Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

Sachi Sellasamy

“A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done” Fred Allen

 “They sit there in committees day after day, and they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty.  That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee” Allan Sherman

Lateral Thinking VS Everyday Thinking By Sachi Sellasamy

Ron Barbaro of Prudential Insurance Canada used Lateral Thinking to develop “living benefits” - the product that generates much income in Life Insurance. It made him very wealthy and was partly responsible for Barbaro to become the President of Prudential Insurance USA and making it one of the largest insurance groups in the world. Before the concept of “living benefits” came about, insurance primarily benefited the next of kin. ‘Vith “living benefits” the benefits could also be enjoyed by the policy holder. Many others in sales, agencies and even militaryi public, non-profit and voluntary work have found the benefits of Lateral Thinking. What is this magic and why is it different from the everyday thinking that we do? 

Sachidhanandam Sellasamy calls himself a corporate trainer and consultant but FRANCIS DASS says it’s more accurate to call him the man with ideas.

SACHIDHANANDAM Sellasamy is the best advertisement for what he does best, which is teach people how to generate creative ideas and implement them effectively. During his visit home to Malaysia from New Zealand in December last year, Sachi, as he prefers to be called, found out that the National Science Centre was going to host the Nobel Prize Centennial Exhibition in the capital. He promptly found ways to contribute towards enhancing the overall effect of the exhibition.