Monthly Archives: April 2009

Rev Brainpower in Reverse

Surprisingly, human brains tend to outperform themselves in reverse, rather than in forward motion.  Comfortable  traditions or routines can cause your brain to default to ruts, that only reverse brainpower can surpass. How so?   Let’s say you wake up out of sorts – discouraged about a hectic schedule or a… Read more »

Brains Offer Olive Branch to Enemies

Have you every compared the differences between brains honed to disagree well, and those who generate cynicism when they differ. Contrast the difference between an olive branch offered to enemies, and a weapon poised for war? Cynicis criticized President Obama’s reach of peace to Chavez, while peacemakers saw an olive… Read more »

New Run at Old Runways: Space for Renewal

In Rochester, New York, where I work – we’re ripe for a new run at old runways, the kind that Captain Sully grew ready for before a crisis changed his flight. Been there? That touchdown where carriers cruise into place,  brimming over in lessons learned from former mistakes  – and… Read more »

Steven Wiltshire’s Spatial Intelligence and Yours

Incredible news comes daily about the power of a human brain – fully engaged. Check out Steven Wiltshire’s spatial intelligence to see what a savant’s brainpower can add to your own abilities. In spite of Stephen’s autism, and the fact that his brain wires differently, he inspires the world by… Read more »

Call for Simplicity that Adds Intelligence

When entire systems such as finances, health care or higher education, break down, corrupt and confound intelligent people, it’s time to power up the brain and reboot ethical practices to simplify. How so? Let’s fact it – taxes today tax your brain! Beyond the clutter of financial policies, written to… Read more »

Universities in Crisis

College rankings continue to nudge their way up, while excellence plummets at alarming rates. How so? If James Cote and Anton Allahar got it right in Ivory Tower Blues, the university really is in crisis, and other leaders say its bubble is about to burst. What a great opportunity awaits… Read more »

Marks of Brainpowered Workspaces

Ever shifted locations, or added a valued addition such as a comfy chair to your workspace, and noticed new solutions popping up as solutions to old  problems as a result?  Or have new ethical insights added zest to a project after a redesigned workspace? If so, you’ll be interested in… Read more »

Brainpower Beyond Sea of Cynicism

Queen Rania told NPR that the world cannot afford to be cynical. Do you agree? Listen here to the Queen’s conversation with NPR to encourage opposing views to learn from different perspectives. People often ask as one commenter questioned here How can a person survive cynics’ toxins at work, and… Read more »

Frontier Brains to be Different

Check out this video of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke at 37 and studied her own brain as the stroke took place. Over the years it took to recover, Jill also learned how courage comes from deep inner peace triggered in the… Read more »

Social Justice or Bolstered Brainpower?

Social justice often fails because one group of people alone rarely brings equal or ethical opportunities to another. Building stronger communities across differences inspires meaningful contributions from all. Yet some see current notions of social justice as flawed in that it presupposes that others are less mentally capable. You? 1…. Read more »

Why Brain Based Approaches?

Spot any gap where you live or work, regardless of how small, and you may well be staring into the eyeballs of your own destiny.  How so? Even though I taught university classes and facilitated top leaders around the world for many years, it still surprises me how few people… Read more »

Why Taxes Tax Your Brain

Well known savant, Daniel Tammet who easily recites 22,514 numbers in order, also reminds readers in Wide Sky,  that he struggled to do simple sums in math class. If that failure to fit math methods favored in school speaks to you, you likely find yourself among those of us who… Read more »

A Brain Based Dream

At a university debate on the brain’s role in education, the dean asked: Why bring the brain into learning, when higher education already has traditions and a proven history? How would you have responded? Looking back, I likely should have told about my own dream that leaders and learners can … Read more »

Brainstorming’s Not for Naysayers!

Brainstorming’s for people who create – while cynics tend to taint its power to change, improve, or refresh practices in any workplaces. That’s from facts innate to the high-performing brain. Could dynamic mental discoveries inspire your next brainstorming session?  Expert facilitators ensure that during any brainstorming session – all offerings… Read more »