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"Lynda, with Six Thinking Hats we gain results in two days, which with old methods would have taken at least a month."

-Juhani Pylkkwho, Corporate Research Director, ABB Finland

A Sampling of Lynda's Client Work to Help You Get Ideas on Ways She Can Aid You

Led a Three-day Innovate or Evaporate Power Session. Focus: Develop ideas to grow the business. Results: Increased revenue by $300 million. Used Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats tools.

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Six Thinking Hats Power Session: Develop and implement actionable ideas to meet breakthrough sales goals on two product lines: +$50 million and +$10 million, within six months.

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Led a Two-Day Six Thinking Hats Power Session: Select a software vendor--enterprise wide solution. Budget: $15 million. Actual Spent: $12 million. Three million saved because of the thorough and complete thinking of the group.

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Facilitated an ideation session to end up with actionable ideas to increase revenue by 69%.

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A division of a well-known Fortune 500 (a top 50 company) generated 44% of all patents filed worldwide: The R&D group is trained to apply Focus on Facilitation and Six Thinking Hats tools which helped with this amazing accomplishment.

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ABB: Learn how to use Six Thinking Hats on global teams to generate better bottom-line decisions. Results: ABB in Finland used to spend 30 days on their multi-national discussions. Now, they do it in two days.

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ABB: Landed a large research project as a result of learning Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking tools from Lynda.

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Customer Initiatives Team Three-day Power Session: Developed actionable strategies to create a sustainable three year advantage over their biggest competitor.  

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Engineering and Research Technology Group: Strengthened two ideation processes with the addition of Lateral Thinking tools to improve their ability to lead pattern breaking thinking. Trained de Bono Facilitators (Focus on Facilitation trained) who travel the world to work with plant leadership to creatively solve manufacturing problems.

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The Advanced Concept Development group of a world leader in science and technology exploration requires new project team members to attend Focus on Facilitation training in order to learn tools to facilitate exploring new pathways.

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A Strategic Studies Group convenes a new team each year. They select an area of study and develop a project focused on shaping the strategic landscape today and in the future. Part of their orientation is to learn creativity tools from Lynda which can be applied to their project work.

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The Nestle Prepared Food Division applies Six Thinking Hats in brand building meetings to strengthen brand portfolios. They use this tool because it can be applied quickly to achieve long-lasting results.

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Six Thinking Hats Power Session: Learned the method and use it as a framework for brainstorming in order to deliver business-centered solutions to clients and to become more effective at collaboration, risk-taking, and innovation--globally.

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Embeded Six Thinking Hats in a global innovation process to enable more effective commercialization of ideas.

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Innovation Leadership Power Session: Developed ideas and an action plan to broaden skills in the area of bringing out the ideas of others.

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Innovation Leadership Power Session: Developed the skills to get ahead of changes and manage them before they manage you.

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Leadership Thinking Development Power Session: Developed ideas to support the need to speak and act with one voice:

  • As a group to suppliers
  • As a group to members
  • As a group to customers

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Leadership Thinking Development Power Session: Incorporated Six Thinking Hats as a method to develop leadership thinking skills to help create effective and productive business futures.

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Provided Lateral Thinking coaching to an executive team committed to becoming great Lateral Thinkers and developing excellent brainstorming skills. They treat this skill development  as a serious competitive advantage within their industry.

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Executive Deep Dive into Six Thinking Hats developed skills to work with a non-profit team to find new fundraising ideas in a tough economy.

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