The author, PRN Mohan, with over 37 yrs. of service in the Indian army, is a postgraduate in defence studies and management sciences. He has considerable experience in various facets of man-management and human behaviour in varying conditions and environments. The author has been actively involved in training, teaching and research assignments. He has developed a keen interest in creative thinking in the last few years and has keenly observed the impact of improved thinking skills on overall performance, particularly in problem solving, decision making and leadership qualities.