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Six Action Shoes Edward De Bono

Six Action Shoes - Edward De Bono

HarperCollins, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.

From the cover: “Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats transformed the way we think. Now, Six Action Shoes revolutionizes the way we act.

The impact on corporations all over the world of creativity expert Edward de Bono’s ideas is impossible to measure. De Bono’s powerful yet simple Six Thinking Hats method has been adopted by the world’s largest companies, including Du Pont, NTT Japan, IBM, and Prudential. IBM made the method the core of the training program for its 40,000 managers, worldwide. And it was de Bono’s Lateral Thinking that helped Peter Ueberroth organize the milestone 1984 Olympics.

Now de Bono dazzles us with another product of his fruitful, inventive mind. Having transformed the vocabulary of the business world with his smash bestsellers Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats, he now turns his unflagging energies to ways to take action in Six Action Shoes.

Most situations in business — and in life — are ambiguous and confusing. And confusion is the enemy of action. The brilliant yet amazingly simple ‘six shoes’ framework lets us identify different situations so that we can take control of them and respond in the most effective way possible. Following routines, reacting quickly, responding sensitively, bashing through obstacles, getting information, taking charge — there’s a shoe and an action mode for every situation you face. While people may by nature respond in one particular style — say, taking emergency action (orange gumboots) rather than accumulating information (grey sneakers) — the truly successful person will master all six action modes, learning to tailor action to the situation at hand.”

Size: 8½" x 5¾". Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages.
Six Action Shoes Edward De Bono