You cannot learn to create if you … 1. Say you can’t. The brain creates when you tell it to do something original. Ford was right when he said: “If you say you can or you say you can’t you are right.” 2. Focus on perfect. A brain needs wiggle room to build stepping stones […]
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23. Teach Readers as Your Learn Inspire creativity and invention through teaching at the same time you also learn. Ask readers what you can do to help them to enjoy learning and teaching Open with a brain booster question to build curiosity in your readers. Remind them that we retain far more whenever we teach […]
Leadership is changing fast and if ASTD is right in 2012 Leadership Handbook – a new kind of leader is already on the horizon! Could any of the new era leaders listed below help to usher in that finer future we all crave?
Ask What if… questions to fire neurons in new directions and open curiosity’s eyes to cultivate wonder.
Blaze trails typically reserved for the curious by running with one new possibility. The simple question What if… stokes working memory to think more like a genius that way J-Mac did when he ignored autism and landed a life-changing basketball shot.
In forth grade we read a story about Inuit in Canada’s high arctic, who apologized to seals before they speared them for dinner. From that childhood story until I traveled to Northern Baffin Island with McGill University for 2 years among this gentle people, curiosity drove my desire to gaze across frozen tundra through Inuit eyes.
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
Have you ever wondered what makes some pay attention to certain brand messages while others pay more attention to people? Or have you encountered technology that changes how you listen? New magnetic imaging opens windows into listening at its best.
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 […]
What’s the trigger in some people’s questions that get even the experts tossing back responses? Have you ever considered how a second foot adds momentum to your queries? It’s easy to default to ruts through asking questions that generate rigid routines, rather than lead to personal growth. Let’s say you ask, What’s Intrapersonal Intelligence?” The […]
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 […]
1. Ask – don’t tell. What if you were to ask one innovative question to a leader you encounter? What if you held back a strong opinion, in favor of learning from others today? Imagine the ground-breaking results for innovative workplace solutions you pioneer. Great solutions often span right and left brain hemispheres, through an […]
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 […]
An organization that capitalizes on differences is likely one that also fuels innovation. Is your organization on the move? Do you welcome original approaches that fit an innovative era, or is business mired in practices for one gender, one culture or one set of beliefs? Check out key areas that expand an organization’s benefits from […]
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 […]
People tend to label me self-disciplined because I often work long days. A more accurate description, as I see it though, is that I’m highly motivated. Do people see you as inspired by what you do? What a privilege to work in renewal, with Dr. Robyn McMaster and other top innovative leaders from all over […]
You likely know that links between what people crave and what you can offer, requires you to connect the dots between your current position and creative prosperity. But have you ever considered how vital connections also boost innovative brainpower? The opposite is also true. Cut out your connections and by default you diminish brainpower to […]
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 […]