One of my clients from a large automotive company in southeastern Michigan gave me these idea maps she created around de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

The top map is a description of the Six Thinking Hats and what each hat represents in terms of its focus as well as the benefits to using this method. The second map was used to run a meeting. This map was used to analyze a plan and focus the team on one hat at a time — for example, Black Hat – “let’s all think of the negatives with this plan”, Yellow Hat – “let’s all think of the positives associated with this plan”.

For a larger view of this map see the pdf versions by clicking here then scrolling alphabetically to the map titles “DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats” and “Using DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats for a Meeting Agenda.”

Announcement: Two new Idea Mapping Workshops have been added to Jamie’s 2008 schedule. See the Course Schedule for upcoming Vancouver, B.C. and UK classses. More info to come in later postings.