Posts from ‘November, 2010’

Rekindle Brainpower or Spin Wheels?

People ask how they can rekindle brainpower to do something novel. If you’ve slipped into potholes of anger, disappointment, or anxiety lately –  you likely feel the need for a new shot at success. For some it’s a matter of moving beyond ruts and into renewed opportunities. For others it’s about sidestepping toxins at work […]

Are you Aware?

Unless you’re aware of exact expectations at work, you’re likely heading for failure. In funding, hidden expectations can block out top innovations, and disappoint inventors. All through lack of awareness. People crave leaders who grow aware of their concerns. In contests, concentration on one focus area only, often blinds judges from selecting winners strong in […]

Disappointment as a Brain Boost

Work in innovation and you’re bound to be saddened by situations, often beyond your control. Letdowns tend to come faster when you’re tired, or when you leap too high, too soon. Lack of awareness usually leads the way! If you measure the size of your success by the strength of your talents, you likely regret […]

2 Stories – 2 Upshots

Stories pinpoint the best and the worst of times. Some people share stories of money and health problems daily, and cortisol follows to create a potent reason to go  down with the trends. Other stories brim over with hope for a wider reach, regardless of setbacks. Have you noticed? Narrative that focuses on  gloom, without […]

Innovation Brainpower in Opposites

Has your workplace sunken you into a quagmire of broken practices, cranky managers, or a shrinking public purse? Few deny that frustrations follow from spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.  Stress that increasingly bombards workplaces, also lowers brainpower.  If that watch-your-back syndrome consumes your  time and talent, you are not alone. Polls show that less […]

ROI for Care, Diversity and Trust

To create a culture where diversity and trust can flourish is to ride winds of the upper air. Just as airplanes take off against wind, not with it, so also do diverse approaches push back. It just makes sense to rise together, rather than float along with current air-streams. Yet workers often find themselves on […]

Is your Workplace Plastic?

Amazing brainpower  advances any workplace that taps into its plasticity. Does yours? Will new facts about plasticity’s knack to turn novelty into advantage,  offer you dividends  at work today? Is Your Workplace Plastic? Let’s say you  knew how plasticity rewires  brainpower for more success when you simply act on a novel idea. Would you run […]

Inventing or Venting?

It likely comes as no surprise that human brains cannot vent and invent at the same time. Some media programs, and many organizations for that matter – enable venting in ways that preclude its opposite. How so? See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. You […]

Diversity, Risk and Innovation Growth

Have you noticed how organizations that risk change also tend to leap forward, in the direction of that shift?  Some even find potential for global recognition, simply because they moved forward on stepping stones past limitations toward more diverse opportunities. It takes a learned flexibility. Toss in a new zest to discover hidden or unused […]

10 Traits of Teams that Trust

If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower, transparency fosters innovation and generates trust. We’ve all seen bullying and cynicism keep doubt alive, by banishing trust through backdoor deals for personal gain.

Mix the Ages for More Innovative IQ

Going nowhere with your workforce? Crave change that adds talent for innovation? Plasticity makes it easier to run from ruts of uniformity or sidestep flawed thinking, by reshaping your brain to consider new realities. You’ve likely noticed how diversity experiences differ for those who value others and capitalize on differences. Outmoded myths may continue to […]

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