15. Tackle Cynicism with Creativity Cynical mindsets or pessimistic outlooks literally block creativity, impact talent, and stomp out innovation that could fuel your writing. Cynicism at the start of an essay tanks creative possibilities for an entire work. Convert toxic cynical statements into creative possibilities with brainy writing benefits. Does your writing avoid toxins in [...]
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Leaders say learners don’t understand new ideas. Learners say leaders rarely offer new ideas. I say that play packs the punch to boost brainpower for a new innovation era. That’s why you’ll want to check back soon for the debut of FUNUDERSTAND – an Online simulation game based on play.
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.
Those who refuse to unpack idols worshiped in the past era, struggle to risk innovative alternatives for the coming era. We still tend to worrship 10 barriers to innovation …
Without regular reflection and renewed directions, common traps in most organizations we work within become sinkhole killers of novelty. How so? …
5 Common Traps that Sink Innovation
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?
Why is change from traditional to innovative so hard for some to embrace, and how do resources shift from people who guard status quo – to innovative leaders who sustain communities of passion? How would you answer?
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?
If you agree with Sir Ken Robinson that creativity gets clobbered at school, you’ll likely also agree it takes risk to create and lead a finer future.
If you prepare to take risks you also prepare to create, in spite of structures that shun risks and stive to assess for one correct answer, only.
What comes to mind when you hear the word creativity?
Check out MBAs at The Bittner School of Business at St. John Fisher College who led innovation with the brain in mind. Dynamic innovation story over at Forbes and at Brain Based Biz. The exchange differed from one-way talks, presentations, or illustrated ideas. Community leaders and MBA leaders-in-training integrated novel ideas together, through overarching questions [...]
Have you ever seen sacred cows consume innovation at its roots? I have. Wherever you hear the catchword critical thinking discussed, you find new definitions. The only part people seem to hold in common is that you should wield critical thinking to solve problems. Have you noticed it doesn’t work that way in reality? In [...]
1. Trust builds the kind of chemical and electrical circuitry that sparks confidence and intelligence. A lifetime gift! No wonder The King’s Speech is winning top awards, as it showcases the trust lost in many circles, craved by most and often regal in its healing and growing power when present. 2. Dopamine enables confident speech, [...]
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 [...]
Few disagree on an urgent need to increase America’s science and math proficiency in order to compete in our fast paced world. But how can a call for less art increase top science capabilities? The opposite is true. Only when you engage both sides of the human brain, can you significantly raise motivation and achievement [...]
Fear, not surprisingly, bombards workplaces and lowers innovation brainpower, as does frustration or the watch-your-back syndrome. Whether it comes face-to-face or through Facebook, tone drives organizational innovation up or down. Unfortunately, when caustic communication rubs against brainpowered innovation, caustic usually wins. You’ve likely noticed how toxic trumps ingenious in some firms, where dangerous cortisol chemicals [...]
Braden Kelley stokes innovation for leadership that drives innovation for a new era. That’s why I plan to use Braden’s dynamite insights, in Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to ignite MBA leadership thinking. Business students will develop brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth, from entry points identified in this compelling book. The course is [...]
What if you were to ask one innovative question to a leader you encounter? Imagine the ground-breaking results for workplace solutions you pioneer. Yet experts remind us how innovation loses when senior management remains locked in the past – and innovative workers go unsupported. It doesn’t have to be that way! Can you see growth [...]
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 at a time, and everything [...]