Walter Scott offered heads up on the brain’s propensity to propel or stalemate talents, when he said,
Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.
Your brain draws on accurate perspectives to win you success.
DNA of Winning Perspectives
In contrast, one distorted outlook can cloud current opportunities and barricade you from goals you desire.
The most typical winning perspective is optimism. Look at problems with solutions in mind, and your perspective works in your favor. No wonder innovative results tend to follow.
Views that drag you into ruts on the other hand, come from allowing past mistakes to cloud future opportunities. Ever allowed a persistent need to be right to block you from a relationship you once enjoyed.
The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.
While few deny that diversity’s a noble concept, in reality, we tend to fit more into research that claims people select what most looks like them, imitate what’s more familiar, and prefer what they’ve already experienced.
Rarely does diversity – as we use it – help us fly new machines that differ in size, or rock. As we run to familiar shapes, textures and aromas – we tend to settle for familiar flights viewed as more reliable. Have you been there?
MBA students at the Bittner School of Business at St. John Fisher College lead innovation with the brain in mind during their course by the same name. See their dynamic innovation story over at Forbes and at Brain Based Biz. This leadership class differs from traditional lectures, presentations, or illustrated ideas. Students design and lead […]
Intrapersonal intelligence offers you amazing tools for personal progress at work. Why then do many fail to benefit from intuitive intelligence? Become who you want others to see in you, and you’ll advance a personal IQ that stokes enthusiasm from others too. It’s about bumping up against daily stressors without melt-down-trends of leaders with low […]
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 […]
Money and health problems create an amazing reason to feel down, look at the negatives, and give up. Recession proves it daily. In the midst of hopelessness, we admire folks who find ways to lead innovation, and spot solutions. We’re drawn to those who guide others to a finer place. It’s often lonely to look […]
You likely know that links between what people crave and what you can offer, requires you to connect the dots between your current position and creative prosperity. But have you ever considered how vital connections also boost innovative brainpower? The opposite is also true. Cut out your connections and by default you diminish brainpower to […]
The human brain comes with unique equipment that links tone and talent development – to build and sustain innovative cultures across silos. It’s really about moving from STUCK to UNSTUCK! (Can you identify with this video?) When mentoring leads to mind-guiding then design leads to profitability. How so? 1. Kindle and design an idea. Just […]
On each new day your brain offers equipment to lose or win. The choice is yours, and brain activity can now be observed to show how winning or losing selections work, in spite of external conditions. So why do some people pick winning equipment while others settle for the loser’s pick where the chips go […]
New York burns while Albany fiddles. News of political infighting, stalemates, accusations and posturing flood us daily, while opportunities for greatness fade for NY. A closer look, though, shows bureaucracy working against ethical brainpower. How so? Neuro discoveries uncover organizational problems and possibilities. 1. Secondary schools and universities in crisis continue to downsize rather than […]
Have you experienced mental power that bubbles over in circles where no brain is left behind? Interactive sessions where creativity trumps criticism, and diversity’s the handmaiden of dignity and innovative virtue? The jury is still out on why some people are smarter. Most agree though, that brilliant solutions tend to flow from pools just outside […]
It’s now believed that you have both angel and devil brain parts and these two forces stay in consistent battle for your actions. Do you agree? Researchers looked at activity in the brain for healthy and unhealthy food choices and what they found may surprise you. Angel brain parts help people to consider abstract decisions […]