Posts from ‘October, 2009’

Workplace Wellness Score

Curious about your Survey for a Toxic or Well Workplace score?  If your workplace scored 20 correct responses it’s exceptionally well where you work. Congratulations! If, on the other hand, you scored under 20, why not toss one brain based solution into action monthly until wellness defines your workplace.   For a  perfect wellness score, you’d […]

Brain Based Solutions to Toxins at Work

Give yourself 1 point for each correct survey score. Did you score below 20 points on the Workplace Survey? Then why not toss 1 brain based solution into action each month until wellness defines your workplace. 1. Is boredom more a reality at your work than  passion for daily targets? If you answered Yes to […]

Toxic or Well Workplace? A Survey

Is your workplace brain powered, or brain drained? Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then check scores against brainpowered answers:   1. Is boredom more a reality at your work than  passion for daily targets? Yes ___ No ___ 2. Does your workplace setting inspire staff to transform problems into solutions? Yes […]

Talent for New Revenue Streams

Wall Street claims that without big bonuses they’ll not attract big talents, or generate big profits. Do you agree? Wall Street broke banks by trading innovation for greed. The result? Wall Street leaders now fear loss of future talent with lower salaries, while gifted leaders optimize talent to open new revenue streams. Talent for financial […]

Dayschool for the Unqualified

School prepared many of us for jobs that no longer exist, and now life prepares some of us for jobs we’ll invent. Feel unqualified for work you hope to do in the coming year?  No reason to fret if you consider your choices. Why not factor in  the art of learning, for instance,  and transform […]

Delight in Differences with Gifted Facilitators

Two days ago, while in Jamaica to speak about MITA brain based renewal, I spotted revival alive and well from a car radio. In a vehicle that transported Dr. Robyn McMaster and I to the University of West Indies, radio guests discussed broken systems in general, and Jamaican policies that got  implemented without discussion from […]

Brainpower Response to Universities in Crisis

Consider current higher education communities in crisis, where one dean said, We pretend to teach them, they pretend to learn. Have you seen the disconnect between learning and leading change for the 21st Century? Yet normal brain activity is now observable to show how humans acquire and use knowledge. How will neuro discoveries impact higher […]

Obama Leads Peace with Brain in Mind

Today President Obama won the Nobel Peace prize for worldwide efforts to communicate peace rather than launch wars against people who differ or disagree. When conflict strikes war and peace vie for solutions. Politicians rarely tame their amygdalas and so it’s no surprise that they frequently choose war to resolve differences. It takes brain powered […]

Gary Hamel’s New Management Model

Here in Radio City Hall, we are challenged to consider innovation as a way of life where we work. Gary Hamel invites live, 5000 top global business leaders at Radio City Hall,  to rethink a new management model where you work. He also questions why we change so little. Have you seen it too? In […]

Trust and Transparency Dialogue

Live at Radio City Hall today, Dennis Nally says trust is at the heart of key solutions we need to turn the current global crisis around.  Transparency is the lifeblood of investment. Backroom deals may have done us all in, but openness and renewal of trust can again lead us out into freedom, for networks […]

George Lucas on Creativity and Business

Live in Radio City Hall, this evening – George Lucas admitted he hates writing and hates business even more. Considering this maestro’s highly innovative mind, and lifetime successes, what does this statement say about teaching and learning approaches we cling to? fact is that most teens admit to being bored at school, and over 70% […]

Jeffrey Sachs on Influence and Money Abuse

Blogging the goods live from Radio City Hall turned out to be a sobering task if you take Jeffrey Sachs seriously. And I do. He speaks right into the urgent calls for rigorous renewal here at the MITA International Brain Center! Wonder why so little of the money trickles down to any brilliant ideas you […]

Bill Conaty Raises HR Image to Value Workers

Bill Conaty raises the level of HR at Radio City Hall today, and convinces other top leaders here to do the same. Is raising credibility of HR really the answer to unleashing human capital? What’s your take? I’d like to propose that human capital is more dependent on identifying, developing and supporting human brainpower than […]

Bill George Warns not to Waste Your Crisis

According to Bill George your moment comes in a crisis. To waste a crisis is to try and save jobs in US, for instance. That’s why Americans are not building brilliant new companies, with the innovation we possess. Do you agree? If crisis is the real test of talent. where the spotlight is on innovative […]

Rubenstein on Humility and the Economy

Each day offers a distinct choice to act humbly for peace, to or react by arrogant attempts to seize power in your race to the top. But what’s this humility David Rubenstein proposes for leaders? Without doubt, humility that is hardwired into minds, is the stuff that builds and sustains a brain powered community. It’s […]

5 Innovative Leader Questions for 2011

Whenever I teach Executive MBA Leadership or Organizational Management courses, the brightest students ask why so few leaders facilitate innovation for a new era. Failure to inspire innovative minds, or clinging to leadership ruts that sunk our yesteryears can only keep universities in crisis, and do little to boost business. It doesn’t have to be […]

Bill Cala Wins Top ’09 Leader Award in NYC!

Dr. Bill Cala won special recognition  at the World Business Forum at Radio City Music Hall next week due to his selection for the “Crisis Called. Who Answered?” World Business Forum Contest” sponsored by Harvard Professor, Bill George, who keynotes at this Radio City Hall event for the second year in a row.  Let’s cheer […]

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