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Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Corporate, Education Consultant, Personal Development, Speaking Out

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson is the Principal of the School of Thinking (SOT). He is a former colleague of Edward de Bono and holds the world’s first PhD in Lateral Thinking. SOT is the longest running global program for the teaching of thinking skills.

What other jobs have you had?

Halfway through a marketing degree at RMIT I won the raffle for 2 years National Service and a year in Vietnam. This war experience changed my thinking and my life.

What themes are recurring in your work?

The themes in my work are thinking and leadership with a focus on escape. Escaping from existing or traditional viewpoints.

What have been the highlights of your career?

The book I co-authored with Edward de Bono, Learn to Think, was a cover story on all international editions of Readers Digest in April 1983. 68 million readers! This event was responsible for putting thinking on the map for schools in the US.

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