The Six Thinking Hats Problem Solving Model


The Six Thinking Hats Problem Solving Model IQ Doodle outlines how to solve your life and business problems far more effectively and creatively using Edward de Bono’s clever six thinking hats approach.

The six hats include:

  1. The Managerial Blue Hat
  2. The Neutral White Hat
  3. The Intuitive Red Hat
  4. The Pessimistic Black Hat
  5. The Optimistic Yellow Hat
  6. The Creative Green Hat

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The Six Thinking Hats Problem Solving Model IQ Doodle outlines how to solve your life and business problems far more effectively and creatively using Edward de Bono’s clever six thinking hats approach.

Here is the text description included within this IQ Doodle:

1) Managerial Blue Hat

Role: To take an idea from conception to implementation.

What problem do I face?

What do I want to achieve?

How will I solve this problem?

2) Neutral White Hat

Role: To carefully explore the facts of the problem in an objective way.

What do I know about this problem?

What don’t I know about this problem?

What’s significant about all these facts?

3) Intuitive Red Hat

Role: To think instinctively and explore intuitive feelings and hunches.

Intuitively, what makes most sense here?

Do I feel this is the right choice to make?

What is my gut telling me right now?

4) Pessimistic Black Hat

Role: To cautiously evaluate proposals and identify flaws and weaknesses.

What is the fatal flaw in this idea?

How many ways is this likely to fail?

What are the risks associated with this?

5) Optimistic Yellow Hat

Role: To explore opportunities for making the most of proposed ideas.

Given my skills and resources, what’s possible?

What opportunities could evolve from this?

How can I realistically make this work?

6) Creative Green Hat

Role: To challenge perspectives and explore creative possibilities.

What’s a unique way of looking at this?

What’s a more efficient solution to this?

What are the possibilities if I try…?

What Do I Get?

When you purchase this IQ Doodle you will receive the following downloadable digital items:

  • high resolution printable IQ Doodle posters in both a light and dark themed format.
  • pocket versions of this IQ Doodle that have been optimized for viewing on mobile phones.
  • 6 beautiful desktop wallpaper backgrounds to use on your computer or tablet.
  • 6 card sized images that breakdown the steps outlined within this IQ Doodle.
  • A printable Info Sheet that summarizes each step outlined within this IQ Doodle.
  • A Visual Thinking template and Instruction Sheet to help you explore this topic in a visual way using visual thinking principles.
  • High resolution transparent doodle images used to create this IQ Doodle. These are royalty free images you can use for personal or professional purposes.

How Do I Use this IQ Doodle?

Use this IQ Doodle anytime, anywhere and anyhow. We provide you with all these different formats and options to help you keep these important steps and ideas at the forefront of  your mind at all times.

Whether you are at home, in the office, or out and about with just your mobile in your pocket, there is an IQ Doodle version for you. The key is to discipline yourself to stay exposed to these ideas throughout your day.

By viewing this IQ Doodle several times per day, you will be forming new patterns in the way you think, behave, perceive, and emotionalize your experiences. These patterns will gradually develop into routines, and those routines will eventually build empowering new habits that will help you break-free from old behaviors that no longer serve you.

All this will of course take time, but the more you expose yourself to this IQ Doodle, the faster you will reprogram your mind and incorporate new methods of thinking about your life and circumstances. But remember that it all begins with self-discipline. The practice of self-discipline eventually turns into routine, and routine gradually turns into an empowering new habit that transforms how you interact with the world around you.

In order to fully absorb these ideas and to inspire positive change, begin by printing this IQ Doodle and hanging it up at home and in the office. Or better yet, how about on your bathroom mirror or right beside the toilet seat? 🙂 Next, use this IQ Doodle as a desktop background on your computer. This will help keep these critical steps and ideas at the forefront of your mind while you are working. Furthermore, keep this IQ Doodle in your pocket (on your mobile phone) and refer to it throughout the day when commuting on public transport or while waiting at the supermarket checkout line.

Also don’t forget about the Info Sheet. The printable Info Sheet provides you with actionable ideas and guidelines on how to better work through this IQ Doodle. Have a read of the Info Sheet to help you gain deeper insights into this topic. And that’s basically it. That’s essentially all it takes to begin making positive changes to your life. Awareness is after all the very first step to change, and optimal habits-of-mind are developed only through repeated exposure to these ideas.
Finally, there is the Visual Thinking template. This template is designed to help you put the ideas within each IQ Doodle into practice.

The IQ Matrix Connection

The content for creating each IQ Doodle has been taken directly from an IQ Matrix map. These mind maps, of course, go into more detail about each topic, however, what the IQ Doodle does extremely well is it condenses and further simplifies those ideas and presents them in a fun comic strip format. Each IQ Doodle is therefore designed to complement an existing IQ Matrix. And this particular IQ Doodle complements the Six Thinking Hats IQ Matrix.

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