In applying this process Cabre has found that no voice at the meeting dominates. New
ideas always come up in the Green Hat and surprise the attendees. It is as useful with
a large group as it is with a one to one coaching session.
The template below shows the Six Thinking Hats and has the branches in those
colours. (White text does not work because when you export to Word you can't see
it). For each hat there are some guiding words but these are no substitute for reading
the book. At some stage in your meeting you may wish to hide these. Just select the
topics and then Filter > Hide.
As the meeting progresses you can add topics to each of the hats. If an off-hat issue
comes up add to the appropriate hat for later discussion. The same issue can appear
in more than one hat.
Each hat also has a map marker associated with it. You can use these in the meeting
or more likely you could use them to mark up meeting maps that is not being run under
the Six thinking Hats process. You could then sort and filter by these markers.
Click here to go to a large Six Thinking Hats map about Social Networking which is the
combination of three meetings with different networking groups.