Monthly Archives: January 2009

Reflect to Extend Daily Reach

eweber   January 31, 2009   18 Comments

To reflect is to shuffle the human brain out from its daily ruts, rouse it from from routine resting places and compel it into wider reaches. Reflection often signals a lofty vision, not evident to a non-reflective mind.  What’s your mind-bending aspiration? According to Robert Lee Holtz, Wall Street Journal… Read more »

Move Intelligence Up a Notch Today

eweber   January 30, 2009   53 Comments

If you believe IQ is fixed, then it could well be so for you, because of the way belief fuels or limits mental plasticity and brainpower. Want more intelligence by the end of today though? Then simply act on one or more of your multiple intelligences, and expect your dendrite… Read more »

Move Innovation into Inventions

eweber   January 26, 2009   18 Comments

The moment a problem is spotted – an invention awaits the creative mind. According to Robert Lee Holtz, Wall Street Journal Science Columnist, Researchers found that sudden insights or Eureka moments show unique neural activity in EEG sensors. Interesting, ahha moments of sudden insights are the culmination of an intense… Read more »

Move to Replace Broken Systems

eweber   January 25, 2009   30 Comments

Somebody said it’s easier to move a graveyard, than to move people’s routines in some workplaces. Others suggest more money would fix workplace problems, yet research shows that performance related pay sometimes backfires. Have you seen genuine change that adds improvements or have you seen people long for new results… Read more »

Move Brainpower into Reconfigured Learning

eweber   January 21, 2009   24 Comments

It’s no secret that secondary schools stunt teens’ talent, yet where is the stir for strategies to boost brainpower they bring to class daily? Sit through a university lecture, and you’ll agree that brainpower remains untapped, even for faculty. Learners hold amazing segues into mental reserves, yet educational organizations look… Read more »

Move Beyond Myths of Safety

eweber   January 20, 2009   12 Comments

Today’s inaugural speech reminds us again that life can deeply decay while leaders on top focus more on safety‘s defense than on potential growth. While renewal stretches a brain’s plasticity into growth and change, brainpower is inhibited daily by playing it safe through fear or anxious concern. Do you maintain… Read more »

Move People Back to Center

eweber   January 19, 2009   8 Comments

Watch any round-table, workplace or learning setting jettison forward with people held in esteem, and you’ll see a fast track back to innovation, after systems break or stagnate. Yet we often see technology glitch in ways to shift people to outer edges of learning situations, rather than at the center. … Read more »

Move Beliefs into Action to Win

eweber   January 18, 2009   14 Comments

Your brain’s equipped to do far more with even the most basic belief, that you nudge into action. Multiple intelligences, for example, offer tools to move beliefs into action for a finer world. It often takes insights that come from daydreaming. According to Robert Lee Holtz, Wall Street Journal Science… Read more »

Move Past Regret by Doing its Opposite

eweber   January 17, 2009   22 Comments

Asked what they most regretted, retirees named lack of preparation for retirement. You? People who regret  missed chances from past, also tended to focus less on present prospects. No wonder lamenters continue to miss out daily. New studies show that older folks should let go of regret faster, with some… Read more »

Move Tone Tools to Open Opportunities

eweber   January 16, 2009   41 Comments

Have you ever observed a skilled facilitator use tone tools to turn around a tough situation? Tone skills open mental gateways both to speak ethically and to feel heard. They also communicate respect across differences, and find winning solutions within opposing views. What’s your tone IQ? People who engage others,… Read more »

Expect More Memory by Outsourcing Key Facts

eweber   January 15, 2009   20 Comments

In spite of great books about memory and the brain’s amazing ability to remember, we still search frantically for keys as we fly out the door. It doesn’t have to be that way. Books such as, How to Develop a Perfect Memory, by Dominic O’Brien, work well for those interested in remembering… Read more »

Expect Value Added in Names

eweber   January 14, 2009   13 Comments

Speak people’s names when in their presence, and research confirms you also spark their brain’s sense of worth, and add value to their day. How does it happen? Your name links to intrapersonal intelligence. Think of it as an embedded icon within your brain’s symbols. See it grow meaning and… Read more »

Expect Active Participation by Facilitating

eweber   January 12, 2009   22 Comments

How many times do participants speak and feel heard when you present new ideas? Facilitation skill allows people to speak and ethically nudges steller interests and abilities toward a shared finish line for quality growth. How so? 1. Question possibilities by raising one umbrella query to launch your presentation. Lectures… Read more »

Expect Brain Benefits from Humor

eweber   January 11, 2009   28 Comments

Have you ever heard laughter that cracks you up even before you hear the joke? Or have you worked alongside people who like to laugh in ways that speed the clock during boring routines? Workplace stories such as Carol Cortisol’s Certification Day, that leave people laughing, or Sam Serotonin’s Pizza… Read more »

Expect Calm Under Pressure?

eweber   January 10, 2009   35 Comments

Experts tell us that when the going gets rough – brain chemicals get going. My question is, Do they move you into calm or chaos? If you’ve ever felt your amygdala heat up when a person upsets you – or if you’ve basked in inspiration of genuine encouragement, you also… Read more »

Expect Vision to Fuse Racial Differences

eweber   January 9, 2009   24 Comments

Progressive leaders see life-changing possibilities in challenges, and ask ethically powered questions to learn from those who differ, as President Obama did over beer to resolve racial misunderstandings. It works because diversity infuses colors, textures, depth, and angles into successful visions, that less effective directions lack. Not rhetoric fueled by… Read more »

Expect to Bypass Bullies and Cynics at Work

eweber   January 8, 2009   24 Comments

Susan Boyle  shut down because of bullies in her youth.  New York Times tells us bullies and cynics are on the rise. Any stomped out innovation because of cynics or bullies where you work? Sometimes we tend to take cynicism, rage and intimidation of bullies in stride. Other times, we… Read more »

Expect Peace in Brain Based Bits

eweber   January 7, 2009   20 Comments

Imagine a climate of peace, with language that inspires, and people who cheer on your talents. Would you agree that peace would have been a better plan than war in most cases you’ve observed? Not a passive peace, but a robust plan where many angles from different viewpoints move forward… Read more »

Plastic Tricks for Brain-Powered Classes

eweber   January 6, 2009   95 Comments

Did you know that your brain’s equipped to change rapidly and to biologically reshape itself through chemical and electrical activity? Or that  plasticity will sizzle brain power into any task? This brain trick can speed up learning or jump start successes most  people crave, and yet too often miss out… Read more »