Mind Power to Action
Want to put your mind power into action? Edward de Bono’s Six Action Shoes, developed as an extension of Six Thinking Hats, is perfect for that purpose.
Once you develop your thinking on a topic, issue, or problem, you will want to put your knowledge to action. Six Thinking Hats provides the thinking and Six Action Shoes develops suitable types of action to put your mind power to work. It moves mind power from abstraction to physical success. Shoes are made for action and that’s what the Six Action Shoes do. So grab this mind power tool to ramp up your success.
De Bono discovered six styles of action that covered most situations.
The Six Action Shoes:
1. Navy formal shoes
2. Grey snickers
3. Brown brogues
4. Orange gumboots
5. Pink slippers
6. Purple riding boots
Navy Formal Shoes
These shoes represent the navy blue of the navy itself. They represent the style of action representing the drills and formal actions of the military. Whenever you need action calling for a routine procedure that you have learned through training, you will use the navy shoes.
This shoe is used when the situation may be unclear, confusing, or murky. Your action is exploratory, and investigative. You are acting to get information. Sneakers are for moving around or changing directions quickly.
Brogues are work shoes. Your are acting, rolling up sleeves, and getting your shoes dusty and dirty. This is the shoe of practicality. Your actions are pragmatic. You will get the job done. You may have to flexible in your actions. This is almost the opposite of the navy shoes.
This is the emergency shoe. These are the shoes of the firefighters and rescue workers. Safety is paramount. Your are in rescue mode so consider yourself to be an emergency worker.
Pink suggests warmth and compassion. These are the empathy shoes. You are dealing with people here that need understanding in order to help the situation.
Purple Riding Boots
Purple boots suggest the action of authority like the purple of imperial Rome. These are the shoes of the leader. You are acting in an official role.
So to turn your mind power into action and thus to success. Use Six Action Shoes. For more information read Edward de Bono’s book Six Action Shoes.