Category Archives: cortisol

Tis the Season to Boost Holiday Brains for Fun! (Blog Hop)

eweber   November 28, 2015   4 Comments

Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.

Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.


Brainpowered Tools to Disagree

eweber   November 15, 2015   26 Comments

Conflict grows perilous for those who lack brainpowered tools, yet disagreement’s add linchpins of growth for those equipped with sharp mental tactics.  Watch warfare erupt in your circles and you’ll likely see 1 of 10 instigators: 1. Angry folks show few skills to tame their amygdala. 2. Stubborn people often… Read more »

Transform Sarcasm into Humor with Mental Muscle

eweber   September 15, 2015   2 Comments

Imagine a learning and leading circle not handcuffed to past sarcasms that exclude some, but freed with humor that benefits all! Build mental muscle that transforms sarcasm into humor that fosters learning and raises IQ for many! People who enjoy sarcasm defend its harsh, bitter derision as mere irony and… Read more »

Stress Tanks Learners and Leaders

eweber   August 14, 2014   8 Comments

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.

Stress kills!

#21 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

eweber   June 12, 2013   No Comments

21. Don’t Shrink Reader Brains Stress can literally shrink brains. Use stress busters before you write. 1. Breath deeply 10 times, with an effort to relax. 2. Listen to classical or ambient music. 3. Appreciate something and write about  it. 4. Remember fun with a good friend. 5. Break down… Read more »

Brainpower to Focus and Fade

eweber   March 17, 2013   No Comments

Start your day with fresh coffee aromas, and serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response. Life looks good, right?

Suddenly though, that joyful focus fades for 75% of workers who loathe their jobs. The day surges back and forth into dangerous levels of cortisol before that last gulp of caffeine.

Passion for Novelty – Communities of Genius

eweber   April 8, 2011   2 Comments

The human brain comes with unique equipment to build and sustain innovative cultures that passionate people crave. When passion stirs communities to prime their talents for a finer future, innovation tends to fuel genius. How so?

Stack the Deck for Creative Risks

eweber   March 25, 2011   No Comments

Imagine a workplace where you design & implement an innovation the world craves. Meetings where you play with what if … kinds of challenges. Yet innovation isn’t ideas delivered in talks, but it’s a design you invent, lead, and perfect. How will you stack the deck today for more creative risks?

25 Marks of Innovative Brainpower at Work

eweber   August 19, 2010   1 Comment

People differ on what innovation looks like, and few agree on how it transforms work. Hutch Carpenter asked 25 people to tell what innovation is from their perspective – and got back 25 different responses. Most people do agree that innovation sparks higher productivity for a competitive edge. Any marks… Read more »

5 Ways to Soar with Ravens, Walk Forward, Lead Innovative Change

eweber   August 9, 2010   6 Comments

When I worked in the High Arctic in the 90’s, I met a wise Inuit elder who told me that ravens on Baffin Island surprised everybody when they began to walk one-day in the 80s. “Before that, ravens hopped along clumsily,” he said. “Then they learned to take one step… Read more »

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

eweber   April 2, 2010   No Comments

When people consider civil discourse, usually brain chemicals are far from their minds. While  words communicated with civility, can go only as far as any brain allows, skilled communicators create peace out of chaos. The opposite is also true, and rarely is silence an option for harmony. Any situation in… Read more »

Questions Stir up or Step on Brainpower

eweber   February 20, 2010   3 Comments

Did Tiger Woods refuse questions yesterday for the same reason others run from poisonous darts? Fact is, questions alter brainpower up or down. Ask one question, and stir brain chemicals for innovation. Ask another and  short-circuit electrical wiring for mental blackouts. We rewire our collective brainpower through questions that stir… Read more »

Call Meetings that Brains Run to!

eweber   January 24, 2010   5 Comments

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… Read more »

Why Brain Renewal is Not for You

eweber   January 14, 2010   1 Comment

Over 30 years  in brain based renewal,  showed me several reasons why renewal cannot win in certain workplace conditions. I’ll admit that naivety in  younger years, prompted me to believe deteriorated settings could turn around in spite of barriers. Over time though, I observed some settings that simply cannot perk… Read more »

New Neuron Pathways for Innovative Brainpower

eweber   January 1, 2010   8 Comments

The human brain comes with unique equipment to  build and sustain new neuron pathways from old habits to new innovations. It’s really about moving from STUCK to UNSTUCK!  (Can you identify with this video?) When mentoring leads to mind-guiding then we both teach new neuron paths and learn them from… Read more »

Urgent Call to White House – Help Teens!

eweber   December 2, 2009   2 Comments

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… Read more »