Posts from ‘April, 2010’

Change Focus to Reboot Motivation

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 first in ways that build […]

Brainpower for Democracy or Demolition?

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 engagement and reported 73% of  […]

Innovation for MBAs on Braden’s Blog

What would stoke innovative brainpower in MBA Programs? Join the discussion at Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation

Inspire Change in Those Who’d Rather Run in Ruts

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 resist progress,  innovation, design and […]

Why Meetings Suck if Bullies Speak

(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 anger at meetings, thoughts of […]

Your Brain on Innovation

Have you found yourself stuck in a rut while others leap forward with refreshing innovations? Are you out of sync with a vital marketplace of ideas? Insights for inventions with wider benefits for all? If you’re ready to help replace broken systems that served only a few, you’ll be delighted to know that your brain […]

Why Workshops Fail and How they Win

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 that call traditional meeting approaches […]

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

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 which some people prevent others […]

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