Posts under ‘bureaucracy’

25 Signs an Organizational Model is Broken

Does innovative brainpower fuel your business model?  Is your organization moving forward with the fast shifting economy of the 21st Century, or is it mired in broken practices? Check out 25 areas that reinvigorate broken business models, and you’ll also agree that tired systems can be mended to grow mindful again. Workers show disdain or […]

Urgent Call to White House – Help Teens!

Government Funds Promote Failing Secondary Schools People say stimulus money simply creates new layers of bureaucracy that prolong broken secondary school programs. My question is: How will the White House Campaign to Promote Science and Math Education support teens to climb new mental  peaks?  Will successful schools proliferate through fast growing charters? President Obama’s recent […]

Higher Education Reinvention

  Higher Education and Brain Based Benefits   Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from lectures! Have you considered lately […]

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 […]

Mindful Leader Series 3 – Conaty Risks Renewal

While some HR staff complain of too little respect at work, HR veteran, Bill Conaty  won the 2004 HR Executive of the Year for risks he took to promote talent and raise HR status at GM.  He reversed downturns into bubbles, more because of his vision for renewal possibilities, than any call for respect. In […]

Could Neuro-Discoveries Transform University?

What would it take to renew university learning and draw more brainpower from learners and leaders? We know adult intelligence improves – from MDs such as Dan Siegel, Director of  Mindsight Inst at UCLA School of Medicine, who draws on recent science to harness the brain’s circuitry. The results? Research offers increased brainpower opportunities that […]

Renewal Runs Deeper than Dollars

When government tosses out money as renewal incentives, in hope that dollars buy benefits, bureaucracies respond with inferiority.  Rewards and pay-for-performance practices work against renewal, according to Alfie Kohn who draws from hundreds of studies. Do you agree? Have leaders of educational institutes removed themselves from the heart of problems ordinary people face? Sadly,  many […]

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

When you rev up mental equipment daily to either sink or swim, you discover how creativity and curiosity will trump criticism and intimidation. How then can you experience mental power in settings where no brain is left behind? One friend and fellow leader Dave Caiazza, put it this way: Work against the dangerous twins of […]

Protect Turf or Ride the Surf

Broken systems all around us, offer unprecedented opportunities to learn and lead transformational innovations for a new era. Science shows how even a small band of like minded birds can create a revolution and sway the direction of an entire flock. Why then do some people cling to tiny places on sinking ships? If you […]

Power Up Brains for Consensus

Nothing’s more important for revolutionary change than ethical consensus building, yet your brain’s basal ganglia works against  collaboration.  Worse, it locks you into comfort zones. How so? Faced with innovation,  your amygdala poses threats against ongoing change and tempts leaders to settle for safe routines. It takes gifted facilitators to create the kind of consensus […]

Albany Blocks Brainpower while NY Burns

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 […]

Tenure, Brainpower, and Pillars of …?

Some insist that tenure’s the way expert faculty ensure free speech without fear of losing jobs. Others protest that tenure keeps ineffective people and blocks brainpower for new initiatives. With more campuses being sued, and relevancy questioned it may be time to take another look and what learners expect and what classes offer. Today, for […]

Renew with the Brain in Mind

Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade motivation and achievement at secondary […]

Call for Simplicity that Adds Intelligence

When entire systems such as finances, health care or higher education, break down, corrupt and confound intelligent people, it’s time to power up the brain and reboot ethical practices to simplify. How so? Let’s fact it – taxes today tax your brain! Beyond the clutter of financial policies, written to confuse honest tax payers, lies […]

Math and Science Can Leak Brainpower

Leaders watch US education falling behind globally, and mistakenly call for far much more math and science. On first glance, hard science focus may make sense, expect for dangerous imbalance to human brains and achievement. How so?  Learners, equipped with a full range of  multiple intelligences, use their unique mix of capabilities to create, process,  […]

Reflect Change with Smart Skills

To reflect is to change, even change that creates friction at times! Apply novel approaches and you encounter ruts inside the human brain. Have you seen it happen? Transformation, especially ethical renewal that adds dividends for all,  takes risk! To move stagnant mental eddies into rushing waterfalls requires novel approaches, and an ability to admit […]

Lesson from Bureaucracy

It happened last week,  when I lined up at a New York immigration booth to ask a simple question about fingerprints I was scheduled to submit. My question? I’d simply wanted to ask – Do I fill out a form in hard copy before immigration officers call me in to get fingerprinted for my US […]

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