Professional Development


8 - The blue hat
Finally, the blue hat, the one that controls the thinking process, is the hat that offers instructions for thinking and maintains control over the other hats. It is the conductor of the orchestra, planning according to the nature of the problem, it determines the gaps in thinking, formulates the right questions and moves a step at a time. In a way itís like the software of thinking, aware of the choreography and able to redesign it, to synthesize and form conclusions. These are all special skills of the blue hat, basically the discipline of behavior. Another image to help us define it could be: the blue thinker doesnít drive the car, but he or she observes the driver, and with the blue hat we tell ourselves which of the other five hats we should use. The slogan for the blue hat would be: organize and balance your thinking.