One of the great tools that we as managers can use when analysing different situations and scenarios. This method was designed and created by Dr Edward de Bono.
If you look through the slides you will see how it worls and the general headings for the various methods of thinking.
Here's my recommendation - make small reminder cards. Take these with you in your wallet or in your briefcase and then whip them out the next time you are sitting in a meeting or working on a project and things aren't progressing.
Try it out with your team too. Try working on a project or problem area and use the six hats thinking to create new ideas and ways of moving forward.
Interestingly my daughter is also studying these different thinking strategies at the age of 9 years old. So if she is able to harness these thinking patterns at a young age she will be well equipped in later life to look at problems in a different way than others do.
(Thanks to @tabitharoder for sourcing the powerpoint too).