Posts from ‘January, 2009’

Reflect to Extend Daily Reach

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 Science Columnist, Researchers found that […]

Move Intelligence Up a Notch Today

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 brain cells to reconfigure for […]

Move Innovation into Inventions

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 and complex series of brain […]

Move to Replace Broken Systems

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 and still settle for flawed […]

Move Brainpower into Reconfigured Learning

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 the other way, dump good […]

Move Beyond Myths of Safety

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 safety, while others risk at […]

Move People Back to Center

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.  Or we support stellar programs, […]

Move Beyond Technology That Fails

Tonight I attended an Online session that I thought would be leaders engaged in learning improvement and opportunities for growth. Instead a few people ended up engaging one another in technology glitches, while the rest of us wasted time. Has it happened to you? Or have you ever launched what should have been a peak […]

Move Beliefs into Action to Win

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 Columnist, Researchers found that sudden […]

Move Past Regret by Doing its Opposite

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 indication that younger people can […]

Move Tone Tools to Open Opportunities

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, through tone practices that support […]

Expect More Memory by Outsourcing Key Facts

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 things like an entire deck […]

Expect Value Added in Names

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 confidence with every thoughtful action […]

Expect Active Participation by Facilitating

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 tell – while questions hold […]

Expect Brain Benefits from Humor

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 Pandemonium that teaches caring through […]

Expect Calm Under Pressure?

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 know a brain’s hormonal force. […]

Expect Vision to Fuse Racial Differences

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 diversity training’s buzz, but deep […]

Expect to Bypass Bullies and Cynics at Work

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 call on ethical practices to […]

Expect Peace in Brain Based Bits

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 together on common ground. Have […]

Expect Neuron Pathways to Dynamic Solutions

Did you know that your brain’s equipped to change rapidly and to biologically reshape itself through chemical and electrical activity? This brain fact can speed up or slow down the ethical changes people crave, and too often fail to achieve at work. How so? Changes and growth are based more on doing acts though, than […]

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