Hi ... I'm the Chief Executive Officer of the POWA Institute, (pronounced power) a not-for-profit Institute for new thinking located in Perth Western Australia, founded in 2006 in alliance with the not-for-profit de Bono Institute which is based in Melbourne, Australia.
The POWA Institute aims to grow the thinking power of all West Australians so they can deliberately create better futures for themselves, their families, organisations and communities.
I have been an accredited trainer in Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking and Direct Attention Thinking Tools (now known as Power of Perception - PoP) since 2000, trained by Susan Mackie (de Bono Master Trainer - Australia/New Zealand). Susan is the CEO of the de Bono Institute (Australia) and a Director of the POWA Institute
I am also currently undertaking a part-time PHD exploring what happens in the area of complexity leadership when work teams use de Bono's thinking tools. As an early component of my PhD I conducted research with 31 enterprising/entrepreneurial business managers who have been trained and coached in the correct use of de Bono's Lateral Thinking tools and processes and have had a couple of papers published that discuss a model for Creativity-on-Demand that emerged from this research.