Posts from ‘June, 2009’

Firefighter Promotions Case for Test Renewal

The New Haven Fire Department destroyed test results of white firefighters who scored higher than African Americans to allow promotions among black firefighters. This troublesome case, and research proofs that high stakes tests don’t work,  raises the question How can tests garner more intelligence-fair results? This serious case also opens an opportunity to identify the […]

Reclaim High School Brainpower

We see too many high school faculty fall prey to fatalities that shrink progress and rob brainpower. While progressive education is hard to beat, it’s also hard to find. It’s time to help steer educational organizations through bureaucratic barriers and beyond tough economies in order to reclaim brainpower for learning and growth. Key is to […]

Survey for Organizational Brainpower

Increasingly,  we face downturns, conflicts, and cutbacks. It’s time to fight back,  and I plan to join the line-up of leaders out on front lines who do just that! You?  Ratchet up your organization’s brainpower by Jump starting organizational IQ and watch people begin to link leadership to prosperity for all.  How so? Learn daily […]

Albany Blocks Brainpower while NY Burns

New York burns while Albany fiddles. News of political infighting, stalemates, accusations and posturing flood us daily, while opportunities for greatness fade for NY. A closer look, though, shows bureaucracy working against ethical brainpower. How so?  Neuro discoveries uncover organizational problems and possibilities. 1. Secondary schools and universities in crisis continue to downsize rather than […]

Tenure, Brainpower, and Pillars of …?

Some insist that tenure’s the way expert faculty ensure free speech without fear of losing jobs. Others protest that tenure keeps ineffective people and blocks brainpower for new initiatives. With more campuses being sued, and relevancy questioned it may be time to take another look and what learners expect and what classes offer. Today, for […]

Reinvigorate Brain for Learning Dividends

Imagine reinvigorated secondary schools or universities, designed with each learner’s brain in mind. It’s time for the death of education to become the dawn of learning. Time for learning renewal to reinvent your entire community! If you see past broken systems, or catch a glimpse of talented people ahead, you’ve already spotted the brain’s plasticity […]

Lost Brainpower from One Way Only

Leaders who insist on a one-way-only-approach, squash critical brainpower for winning solutions. Have you seen it happen? Indicators that leaders fail to reach beyond personal opinion to engage opposing views pop up everywhere.  Sadly though, they are rarely recognized by some, as the root of bigger systemic problems. You’ll recognize this one-way-only approach in any […]

A Brain’s Proclivity to Integrate

Expert Jerome Kagan says to value arts as fuel for the brain in ways that maths and sciences alone cannot generate balanced solutions. Former defense secretary, Robert McNamara says war is flawed by mere rationalism while the brain’s reflective powers, enable us to avoid errors of judgments. Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, says that […]

Anatomy of Caring Communities at Work

What would your work community look like if people supported one anothers’ strengths?  If leaders openly welcomed new talents from all, and then facilitated these for group benefit? Did you know that each supportive act rewires the brain’s plasticity for more of the same? How so? An encouraging word, smile of approval, or risk taken […]

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