Category Archives: consensus

When Competition’s Paradox Means Defeat

eweber   January 15, 2012   7 Comments

Why is the competitive approach Americans crave – also a force driving us out of the game?

NPR brought competition’s problem to our attention. Check out Finland’s winning model that touts a distinct distaste for unabashed competition.

Compare Finland’s winning approach to U.S. test based competition. Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility, contrasted Finland’s advantage:

In my country … we believe in cooperation and sharing. Cooperation is a core starting point for growth.

From Poor Tone – to Brainpower for Innovation

eweber   September 22, 2010   8 Comments

Luckily we can overcome our brain’s default for ruts that foster poor tone as evidenced in many conflicts – to create instead – tone for an innovative world order forward. 1.       Affirm another person’s thoughts before sharing your views on the other side – to show that you really heard,… Read more »

25 Signs an Organizational Model is Broken

eweber   July 16, 2010   7 Comments

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… Read more »

Genius Transparency to Lead Innovation

eweber   March 24, 2010   No Comments

Gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower while transparency fosters innovation and increases trust. The more gridlock we see, the more open exchanges get lost. Have you seen bullies and cynics keep ego alive by banishing transparency through backdoor deals? Flawed leadership, whether called democracy or dictatorship generates  gridlocks that… Read more »

Community Conversations for Change

eweber   November 11, 2009   4 Comments

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… Read more »

Higher Education Reinvention

eweber   November 3, 2009   3 Comments

  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… Read more »

Delight in Differences with Gifted Facilitators

eweber   October 18, 2009   7 Comments

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… Read more »

Mindful Leader Series 3 – Conaty Risks Renewal

eweber   September 9, 2009   No Comments

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… Read more »

Courage to Climb on Sinking Ground

eweber   September 3, 2009   5 Comments

Daily you see snippets of courage from leaders you admire – through questions asked and stories shared. Courage to embrace mental confidence, and face danger bravely,  remains the last virtue on center stage after you sacrifice who you are now, to embrace who you can become. Have you seen it?… Read more »

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

eweber   August 23, 2009   2 Comments

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… Read more »

Values for Brain Powered Climate

eweber   August 2, 2009   48 Comments

Imagine a climate of peace, with humility that inspires, and people who recognize talents, and you’ve just begun to awaken intrapersonal intelligence. Build healthy relationships that shape character, and your brain cultivates new neuron pathways toward spirit and highest values such as caring in your character and in others. Or… Read more »

2 Footed Questions Lead Change

eweber   August 1, 2009   4 Comments

Spot any gaps in your life, where  adventure leaks out like water trickles through a sieve? Your brain’s working memory leads you to spot faulty traditions at work, or to see speed bumps that slow down progress in your day. But there’s more to change than finding flaws. For instance, … Read more »

Power Up Brains for Consensus

eweber   July 2, 2009   8 Comments

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… Read more »