Consider how daily decisions change your brain’s plasticity to lead you up or down, and you tend to look again for more wins. Not a bad idea, since plasticity either opens winning pathways to innovative decisions, or confines you to broken systems.
5 keys enable you to decide more with your brain in mind. How so?
Have you ever sat with a good friend near an open window, on a warm spring day? Scents of new life ride on gentle breezes that refresh the entire room. In contrast, when gridlock enters a room, you see stuffy settings and breathe stale air with little escape from its deadlock. Emotions get manipulated [...]
Are your meetings brain draining, or brain powering? The idea is to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then check scores against brainpowered answers [...]
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 [...]
Find yourself working against growth in your career? Standing still while others ride new waves of innovation? If you face financial problems, relationship struggles, or workplace inertia – you can blame it on your brain. The brain’s proclivity to default to harmful ruts can cause you to work against triumph. Luckily, that same brain offers [...]
For years I attended toxic meetings where one guy yammered on and one fellow worker turned off his hearing aids. It’s the only time I can remember wishing for Gordon’s hearing disability. That’s how bad these meetings were. People moved back and forth from bored to bitching, while Gordon slept with his eyes open and [...]
Hello friends and colleagues! Please join me over at wonderfully motivating community led by Huffington Post writer, Gail Goodwin, on Monday, January 18th, 2010 at InspireMeToday.com! On Monday, the 18th I’ll share invited insights from my experiences in an exclusive 500-word article – Act Like a Genius – on the best things learned in life [...]
When colleges cultivate entrepreneur brainpower they reinstate American leaders into competitive global markets. Yet university faculty who continue to deliver facts for past eras, in lock-step lectures, tend to engage fewer gifted entrepreneurs. New horizons continue to pound home the message — Innovate or Die! Yet who would’t agree with Rocco Tarasi’s conclusion that: No [...]
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 [...]
Brain based skills transform online communities in much the same way an afternoon sun shores up outdoor adventures. What wonderful strengths enrich any circle with communication and a sense of well being at its center. While many people admit that it’s electric to belong to such an online group, far fewer spot the brain’s ability [...]
Peter Block creates a brilliant case for brain-based-community-building through conversations that transform. Conversations that create community transformation for Block, include invitation, possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment and gifts. Do you agree? Interestingly, each of Block’s entry points to transformation, also offer segues into brain based communication. Invitational conversation welcomes diversity with an emphasis on leaving no [...]
Have you noticed that when innovative insights predominate, peaceful resolutions seem more attainable? Creative ideas flit through brains like broadband connects internet to computers, then sadly tend to flee as fast. Why so? The human brain craves action to convert innovation into realities that work. Take all the recent talk on civil discourse. You hear [...]
Two days ago, while in Jamaica to speak about MITA brain based renewal, I spotted revival alive and well from a car radio. In a vehicle that transported Dr. Robyn McMaster and I to the University of West Indies, radio guests discussed broken systems in general, and Jamaican policies that got implemented without discussion from [...]
Facilitators with brains in mind, blast open 10 entry points that inspire innovation: At meetings – facilitators add zip to roundtables because people speak and feel heard. Across professions – facilitators inspire shared language that leaves behind jargon to favor communication. In learning circles facilitators draw on multiple literacies to engage voices on the other [...]
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 [...]