Posts under ‘focus’

Brainpower to Focus and Fade

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.

Advance with a New Mantra

How could a shift of focus escalate your talents?

Breathtaking views – visible only from top vantage points – inspired this Russian climber to reach past his own health problem, and his country’s economic setbacks.

Dupri speaks of the sheer bliss in reaching new peaks:

I recently climbed to the top of the statue of Peter the Great in the center of the city one night — 100 meters (330 feet) up and onto his head. We climbed up while the guards were sleeping. A weather vane was spinning in the wind on the very top. Below, the sun was slowly rising over Moscow. The city was asleep, and it was like life was frozen. I was the happiest person on Earth. I only need to look down to forget all my problems.

You too could tower over an unforgettable adventure – taking inspiration from its magnificent panoramic view of the next incredible leg of your journey.

The choice you make may seem as simple as daily options go. Or you could choose to capitalize on teachable moments as Rodney King did in LA riots back in 1992.

Chew Away Stress?

Few escape the daily stressors can race your brain to depressions door, but did you know that you can fight back by fueling your day with serotonin’s well being through chewing?

A Brain on Persistence

All good intentions aside – projects often fall off the tracks before completion. Has it happened to you?

Why do so many power-packed-possibilities flicker, fizzle and die before they reach their potential? Some blame it on disorganization. Others attribute derailed efforts to laziness.

Neither laziness nor disorganizations’ the culrprit – if you consider how a brain hangs onto one idea and lets go of another.

Research now shows scientific support for persistence as it links to working memory and basal ganglia, as illustrated in the video here.

Less Art for More Science?

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 […]

25 Marks of Innovative Brainpower at Work

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 for invention potential where you […]

Panic or Profit – Brains Choose Daily

Imagine you find yourself across from a few people who just lost money on the stock market.  You’re facing a few financial hurdles yourself, so you listen hard for  clues that could offer doable ways to get past your panic. As you look around the table, you see frowns, grimaces and angry faces. Nobody offers […]

Focus on Funds for Downfall – Focus on Innovation for Growth

Does your organization speak more about innovation than money matters? Do leaders where you work encourage  risk-taking for the sake of invention? Or do people slip into lockdown mode – where change initiatives get imprisoned by hard-line barriers of fear or stress? When recession first hit my area, most leaders demanded lower expenses from their […]

Change Focus to Reboot Motivation

The news media often makes money its top focus, which adds motivation for people to spend more, travel more and cozy up more to people of means. Sadly, dollars at your center also motivate you to chase green backs,  more than character build, invent new innovations, or put other people first in ways that build […]

5 Brainpowered Freefall Stoppers

A panel of experts on NPR just warned us again that US organizations free fall daily, while developing countries advance emerging takeovers. All through squashing or boosting innovation and discovery. Have you seen it happen? Invention will reignite broken bureaucracies,  only if novelty  parachutes back into profitable interventions.  Only if your organization reverses tumbling markets […]

Higher Education Reinvention

  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 lectures! Have you considered lately […]

Courage to Climb on Sinking Ground

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? Special thanks for this courageous […]

Frantic or Focused? A Brain’s Choices

You start your day with fresh coffee aromas, serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response, and a warm muffin tops off your shot at winning on another day.  Energized by a good sleep,  creativity stoked,  you’re set for career adventures people only dream of attaining. Life is good. Suddenly stuff hits your path!  […]

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