Category Archives: humor

Your Brain on Laughter

eweber   January 16, 2015   No Comments

Are brain benefits lost if laughter attacks others? Can we teach or learn humor that benefits brainpower? Can stoke aha moments when needed most. Lowers harmful stress – even through a fake smile Adds new zest for life! Heals anxieties and fears. Boosts moods! Ups alertness! Improves health and resilience!… 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!

Play Your Way to Understand

eweber   May 21, 2012   No Comments

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.

10 Popular Idols Kill Innovation

eweber   July 10, 2011   3 Comments

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 …

A Brain on Laughter

eweber   June 3, 2011   19 Comments

Stopped in your tracks by pressures from financial woes? Tired of a job that’s going nowhere? Without good ideas to lead your innovation? Let laughter crack you up and stir up new aha moments when you need them most. Much more than coping, you can discover new initiatives through comedy, because a lighthearted attitude often brings eureka moments of unexpected inspiration. Research shows that with humor the brain increases activity in your anterior cingulated cortex, in preparation for problem solving.

10 Brainpowered Wonders in The King’s Speech

eweber   January 26, 2011   6 Comments

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…. Read more »

Brainpower for Democracy or Demolition?

eweber   April 23, 2010   3 Comments

If you agree that democracy as we deem it – can make a mockery of human engagement – you likely also see value in facilitation that communicates across differences. Few disagree that a well run democracy adds immense brainpower by raising worker engagement. Yet  Gallop Management Journal surveyed annual worker… Read more »

Holiday Blues for Business Boom

eweber   November 23, 2009   3 Comments

Ever notice how Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring out blues in some and blessings in others? Or how lonely people see vast spaces between themselves and others – even at festive  holiday tables? First glances  show people blessed with close family and  friends feel blessed over holidays while those… Read more »

Reinvigorate Brain for Learning Dividends

eweber   June 14, 2009   6 Comments

Imagine reinvigorated secondary schools or universities, designed with each learner’s brain in mind. It’s time for the death of education to become the dawn of learning. Time for learning renewal to reinvent your entire community! If you see past broken systems, or catch a glimpse of talented people ahead, you’ve… Read more »

Renew with the Brain in Mind

eweber   May 3, 2009   10 Comments

Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade… Read more »

Marks of Brainpowered Workspaces

eweber   April 17, 2009   8 Comments

Ever shifted locations, and noticed new solutions to problems as a result?  Or have new ethical insights added zest to a project after a redesigned workspace? If so, you’ll be interested in research about buildings as mental stimulants for creativity and productivity. Have you seen it? It makes sense since… Read more »

10 Tone Tips to Live Like Einstein

eweber   March 17, 2009   13 Comments

Tone takes you deeper into any topic because it allows the other sides to emerge without persecuting people who express differences. Tone’s also the honesty you speak about hot spots, and the calm respect you show to those who disagree. But can good tone come in tough times? Or can… Read more »

Politically Correct Democracy or Human Brains?

eweber   March 14, 2009   5 Comments

When Dave Taylor posted today, “to be unPC is “critical” to our “healthy democracy,” I wondered about the words PC (or politically correct) and healthy democracy. Consider these words less from common usage, but from a brain based perspective, and you’d likely redefine these two. By the way Dave, sincere… Read more »

Expect Brain Benefits from Humor

eweber   January 11, 2009   28 Comments

Have you ever heard laughter that cracks you up even before you hear the joke? Or have you worked alongside people who like to laugh in ways that speed the clock during boring routines? Workplace stories such as Carol Cortisol’s Certification Day, that leave people laughing, or Sam Serotonin’s Pizza… Read more »