Category Archives: curiosity

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 »

Learning Teens, Tots, and Teachers Crave!

eweber   September 6, 2015   No Comments

What would it take to start the new term with a learning community that works with all brains on-board? Good news: For each learning benefit you crave, you possess brain parts that can act as tools to bring it about! In the poster below you can identify the brain parts… Read more »

Change the Metaphor to Improve Learning – Speak Up and Feel Heard!

eweber   April 5, 2015   No Comments

To improve learning is to change the metaphor so that all students and their teachers relate positively.  When kept silent – too many teens face boredom and frustrations that come from silent toxins. The opposite is also true.Students who speak up and feel heard do far better in every class!… Read more »

50 Questions to Lead Bloggers

eweber   August 4, 2012   No Comments

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?

Mindful Curiosity from Where You Stand

eweber   January 23, 2012   11 Comments

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.

Curiosity to Grow Smarter

eweber   September 10, 2011   No Comments

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.

Creativity – Risk or Regret?

eweber   March 17, 2011   3 Comments

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?

MBAs Lead Innovative Brainpower

eweber   February 27, 2011   8 Comments

MBA students at  the  School of Business at  St. John Fisher College lead innovation with the brain in mind during their course by the same name. See their dynamic innovation story over at Forbes and at Brain Based Biz. This leadership class differs from traditional lectures,  presentations, or illustrated ideas…. Read more »

Do Your Questions Compel Others to Answer?

eweber   December 9, 2010   2 Comments

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… Read more »

10 Whole Brain Essentials for Innovative Era

eweber   October 26, 2010   4 Comments

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… Read more »

Less Art for More Science?

eweber   October 21, 2010   11 Comments

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… Read more »

The Brain on Diversity: Building Trust Across Borders and Boundaries

eweber   October 3, 2010   3 Comments

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… Read more »

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 »

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 »