Monthly Archives: April 2010

Change Focus to Reboot Motivation

eweber   April 28, 2010   2 Comments

The news media often makes money its top focus, which adds motivation for people to spend more, travel more and cozy up more to people of means. Sadly, dollars at your center also motivate you to chase green backs,  more than character build, invent new innovations, or put other people… Read more »

Brainpower for Democracy or Demolition?

eweber   April 23, 2010   3 Comments

If you agree that democracy as we deem it – can make a mockery of human engagement – you likely also see value in facilitation that communicates across differences. Few disagree that a well run democracy adds immense brainpower by raising worker engagement. Yet  Gallop Management Journal surveyed annual worker… Read more »

Inspire Change in Those Who’d Rather Run in Ruts

eweber   April 19, 2010   5 Comments

Some argue that gatekeepers stick to routines and stomp out any hopes for change. Others claim innovation itself holds golden keys to change any status quo. Seth Godin says that people rarely gather as committed tribes around a status quo. What do you say? In spite of broken systems that… Read more »

Why Meetings Suck if Bullies Speak

eweber   April 15, 2010   7 Comments

(Appeared in Smart Brief on Your Career on April 22, 2010) (Appeared in (Practicing Law Institute) PLI Smart Brief April23,2010). See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. When bullies pop an irate question or cynics insist on opinions that provoke… Read more »

Why Workshops Fail and How they Win

eweber   April 5, 2010   5 Comments

Tips for more brainpower to rev up workshops People constantly complain that workshops waste time, and yet rarely work to spark lasting change or ignite innovative improvements. Have you found that to be true? If so, you’re likely looking at the kind of workshop format created long before the neuro-discoveries… Read more »

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

eweber   April 2, 2010   No Comments

When people consider civil discourse, usually brain chemicals are far from their minds. While  words communicated with civility, can go only as far as any brain allows, skilled communicators create peace out of chaos. The opposite is also true, and rarely is silence an option for harmony. Any situation in… Read more »