Our Tools

Below are some of the tools we employ to develop collaborative solutions with you.

Six Thinking Hats®, de Bono Thinking Systems


Imagine it. An innovative thinking method that produces meaningful, measurable results. Fast. Smart. Efficient. Dr. Edward de Bono created the Six Thinking Hats® as a systematic method of thinking which provides employees and leadership teams with skills and tools that can be applied immediately! Companies can see results in days, not months.

Team members learn how to separate thinking into six distinct categories. Each category is identified with its own colored metaphorical “thinking hat.” By mentally wearing and switching “hats,” participants can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting.

Apply the Six Thinking Hats® method to:

  • Stimulate innovation and creativity
  • Generate effective solutions, ideas, and decisions
  • Increase productivity and even more important — be more effective
  • Make meetings shorter, focused, and more results oriented
  • Reduce conflict and increase communication both internally and externally
  • Get to the right solution quickly, with a shared vision and alignment
  • Achieve significant, meaningful, and measurable results
  • Create high performance thinking as a framework for all

For more information, click here to download the de Bono Six Hats Thinking Method overview.


pillars-toolObjectivity is a key factor in strategic decision making. Being objective becomes infinitely more elusive when immersed in the day-to-day obligations of running an organization. PILLARS© is a process by which PEAK’s consultants work with organizations to take them from thinking reactively to thinking creatively through examining seven components of the organization. Walking through the multiple components that make up PILLARS© presents the leadership team with the opportunity to take that necessary “step back” in order to create the flexible and inclusive structure that will serve to create immediate change as well as a model for long-term strategic decision making.

For more information, click here to download the PILLARS© one-pager

View from the Peak

The View from the Peak is a modified SWOT analysis that is used as a strategic planning tool.   This tool uses the intelligence within an organization to find solutions.

view-peak-toolDuring this dynamic white-boarding activity, PEAK consultants will ask the questions, and by listening to the participants, will discover any roadblocks that will prevent a successful climb to the summit:

  • Performance
  • Evaluation
  • Accountability
  • Knowledge

The View from the Peak is used most effectively as a starting point, which identifies opportunities for improvement as identified by an organization that are specific to that organization.   PEAK Operational Strategies works with organizations make a customized and actionable roadmap that will enable them to reach the summit.

For more information, click here to download the View from the Peak