Six Hats Of Thinking

Use a different 'hat' to generate ideas about a situation.3



  • White Hat - neutral, objective (facts, figures)

  • Red Hat - emotional view (how I feel)

  • Green Hat - creative thinking (new ideas and growth)

  • Black Hat - negative, pessimistic (devil's advocate)

  • Yellow Hat - positive, hope (sunshine)

  • Blue Hat - control, organizer, conductor (organizes the thinking, sets focus)


3 De Bono, Edward. Six Thinking Hats. Penguin books, 1985.


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