Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Sizzler Questions to Innovative WBF09 Leaders

Here are 2-footed questions addressed to HSM, WBF09 and top global leaders: 1). How can brainpower extend genius opportunities beyond a few who boast power from money? 2). What can be done to open new spigots of innovation within closed corporations that stockpile most resources and guard traditional gates? 3). How do you facilitate a […]

Facilitate Innovative Brainpower!

Facilitators with brains in mind, blast open 10 entry points that inspire innovation: At meetings – facilitators add zip to roundtables because people speak and feel heard. Across professions – facilitators inspire shared language that leaves behind jargon to favor communication. In learning circles facilitators draw on multiple literacies to engage voices on the other […]

Ode to Innovation Brainpower!

Have you every thought of practicing to be a genius at anything? Several gurus in intelligence, claim that endurance and hard work get higher grades than raw intelligence scores from IQ tests. Do you agree?  Einstein claimed he was no more intelligent than others – but he stayed with problems longer. You? Ericsson calls this […]

Work with Rita Right-Brain?

Researchers at Queensland Brain Institute may have identified the molecule that links left and right brainpower, but Rita Right Brain’s the gal who uses it most at work. Professor Helen Cooper said her group’s research provided new clues regarding development of the corpus callosum, and yet Rita’s corpus callosum of millions of individual nerve fibers […]

Work with Sam Serotonin?

Sam Serotonin is a bit like watching a miracle drug at work, when situations blow up and he creates calm.   At times called a molecule of happiness, serotonin is far more than that in any workplace when even one person engages its power. Sam’s mental chemicals often add focus and higher problem solving skills to […]

Work with Carol Cortisol?

Long before our cortisol gal – let’s call her Carol Cortisol, arrives at work, she’s fed up and already well into anxiety. She fears taking any risks herself at work, and lambastes others who seek adventure when her down moods crank up her intolerance. It doesn’t take much for Carol’s brain to stir up chemical […]

Radical Reconfiguration for Money and Mind

Consumer confidence is at an all time low. Few disagree, that the way we do money separates community and caring from real riches of mindfulness together.  It doesn’t have to be that way. Do you agree?  The globe cries out for financial opportunities from people who engage multiple intelligences and value creative passion across differences. […]

Blokes and Babes Where You Work

Heaven or Havoc? Which of these characters work with or in you? Serotonin Sam: “Feelin’ good – hey guys you’re welcome to share, anytime.” Cortisol Carol “Touch my stuff and you die!” Plasticity Patty: “Glad to know I can still nail this new knack at any age.” Amygdala Arnie: “They keep changing the freakin’ formulas […]

MITA Brain Renewal for Leading and Learning

What makes MITA renewal so different from  multiple intelligence theory  and evidence based learning theory that make it up? Thanks to Dr. Robyn McMaster‘s masterful handiwork with cameras and talented online solutions, we’re able to carry on the MITA renewal conversation that we engage in many countries and among delightfully diverse cultures.  Thanks for the […]

Mindful Leader Series 3 – Conaty Risks Renewal

While some HR staff complain of too little respect at work, HR veteran, Bill Conaty  won the 2004 HR Executive of the Year for risks he took to promote talent and raise HR status at GM.  He reversed downturns into bubbles, more because of his vision for renewal possibilities, than any call for respect. In […]

Mindful Leader Series 1 – Hamel’s Management

Could Gary Hamel’s reconfigured management carry our world from rags of broken banks back to riches of human achievement?  Hamel’s blog may be Wall Street’s answer to an innovative future for management, but perhaps more importantly, he’s main street’s surest segue to creative progress. Live for WBF09 Hamel makes some brilliant inroads for reconnecting to […]

Blogging Live 2009 World Business Forum

Join Brain Leaders and Learners on October 6 and 7 and become part of the live blog from Radio City Music Hall, New York City.  Ask 2-footed questions, and tell us what’s on your mind that links to speakers’ topics. Along with a hub of 30 invited bloggers I’ll share news, pass along insights and […]

Courage to Climb on Sinking Ground

Daily you see snippets of courage from leaders you admire – through questions asked and stories shared. Courage to embrace mental confidence, and face danger bravely,  remains the last virtue on center stage after you sacrifice who you are now, to embrace who you can become. Have you seen it? Special thanks for this courageous […]

Cutthroat or Kind Leaders – New Research

We’ve all observed caring and compassionate leaders who appear to escape cutthroat tactics that hardwire a cynic‘s brain. We also know that: negative connections in brains are easier to slip into and harder to remove, while – positive connections are harder to create and tend to leave faster. Why so? Fear tactics or stress over-stimulate […]

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