Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Their Way or the Brain’s Way?

Have you survived “Their Way” when it excluded your brain’s way. Einstein was kicked out of school for failing math in secondary school, and you too may be failing because you think or work differently from the status quo. When you question or disagree with  “Their Way.” Blue Blue’s lyrics say it best: I came, […]

More Magic in Mirror Neurons

If you could look into your brain while it works – you’d likely live differently. You’d watch people you’d like to emulate more, and live more ethical tips from empathetic people with positive perspectives. Simply put – you’d capitalize on more magic from your mirror neurons! How so? Observe happy or positive faces and your […]

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 disorganized workplace. Take an active […]

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 branch like a US charm’s […]

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 refueled by sheer curiosity. That […]

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 using mind-bending capabilities that mystify […]

Brainpowered Tools to Disagree

Conflict grows perilous for those who lack brainpowered tools, yet disagreement’s add linchpins of growth for those equipped with sharp mental tactics.  Watch warfare erupt in your circles and you’ll likely see 1 of 10 instigators: 1. Angry folks show few skills to tame their amygdala. 2. Stubborn people often lack mental ability to let […]

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 confuse honest tax payers, lies […]

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 higher education leaders to bring […]

Marks of Brainpowered Workspaces

Ever shifted locations, and noticed new solutions to 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 research about buildings as mental stimulants for creativity and productivity. Have you seen it? It makes sense since IQ comes from your gene […]

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 maintain a sense of hope […]

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 right brain. Furthermore we know […]

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. If social justice was not […]

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 ever discuss the proven wonder […]

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 are most stressed at tax […]

Wild Animal Brains Stoke Peace. Yours?

When I became a US citizen, the presiding federal judge facilitated humor, goodwill and patriotism to build a peaceful climate across global differences. The result? Newly minted citizens from war torn and healthy countries came together to celebrate common ground. Because of newly discovered plasticity, we know that human brains can rewire to create a […]

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  prosper more by tapping into […]

Beauty and the Brain

Would you agree that you came into this world with a sort of neurology of beauty? If so, how will your unique gene pool, and its beauty – further shape your day? Here are a few ways I see beauty and the brain for my day: Look for multiple intelligences that link to beauty in […]

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 are accepted – while criticism […]

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