(DeBonos Six Thinking Hats - different thinking styles) - Think of them as different cups of tea that everyone changes what they like to drink once in a while, but they still have a preference that they will go back to
De Bono's Thinking Hats: a system designed by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats. "Six Thinking Hats" and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively.
Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats. A great way to either use yourself or get others to 'think together' rather than opposing each other. If used well this can make your meetings stress free....well maybe not stress free, but definately make you feel like you have a moment of certainty in the battlefield of working life. More at http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_07.htm