Posts under ‘innovation’

Stress Tanks Learners and Leaders

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!

What’s Your Problem?

What’s your problem?

That question starts a very different day, full of unusual possibilities! How so? Let’s say you ask this question to identify one and your brain springs into gear to look for possible solutions.

You Cannot Learn to Create if …

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 […]

100 Go-To Leaders for New Era!

100 Top New Era Leadership Blogs!

Lead Change – Question with Two Feet

It’s easy to default to ruts by asking simple.

Questions can generate rigid routines in the brain’s basal ganglia, rather than lead to personal growth and organizational change from the brain’s working memory. Compare regular questions to two-footed zingers to see how it happens.

Change Filters – Insert New View

This article is not about how you create these filters, nor is not about how personal filters are impacted by your gene pool. Those facts discussed in the book Making Change Easy.

This post invites you to grow new filters that will improve your choices, by consciously looking at your day through another’s perspective.

50 Questions to Lead Bloggers

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?

Play Your Way to Understand

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 Brain on Capitalism

Marketed as entrepreneurship- capitalism can sacrifice talented people to egos who promote policies that force many out.

Infighting to Innovation – with Mindguiding

Are you relying on people moving into new waters, wwithout oars to move? For instance, people in toxic workplaces may need help to interface with innovation.

Infighting results in shutdowns or shotguns that eliminate the innovation many value and still crave.

One newly introduced skill -mindguiding – draws from right and left brains to convert infights into inventions. How so?

15 Million Jobs for Innovation Era

Some say with relief that the old economy’s gone. Other’s say that new markets may never emerge. I say that leaders can invigorate wealth and open opportunities in at least 10 amazing areas. What do you say?

Beyond Gridlock and Compromise – through Diversity

Recently we watched national leaders lose what could have been a life-changing opportunity for world class growth. Sadly, they settled for gridlock with compromise at best. No wonder markets plummeted – along with a nation’s hope and trust.

Beyond Gridlock and Compromise

Imagine instead if political leaders had led diversity as a noble concept? Have you noticed how people tend to pass over what differs, judge harshly what they lack courage to try, and reject approaches that seem less familiar?

Two Footed Questions Fuse Arts and Science

Two-footed questions drive curiosity and they can even convert ordinary minds into expert problem solvers? You’d likely agree that most people tend to ask questions with predictable answers. But add a second foot to your question and watch how it suddenly draws from both sides of the human brain for dynamic and surprising responses. How so?

10 Popular Idols Kill Innovation

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 …

From Diversity into Mixed Mindsets

While few deny that diversity’s a noble concept, in reality, we tend to fit more into research that claims people select what most looks like them, imitate what’s more familiar, and prefer what they’ve already experienced.

Rarely does diversity – as we use it – help us fly new machines that differ in size, or rock. As we run to familiar shapes, textures and aromas – we tend to settle for familiar flights viewed as more reliable. Have you been there?

Wonders and Woes of Change

At Deb Scott’s Radio Show, “The Best People we Know Show,” we were discussing how most people know what change looks like, yet far fewer seem sure how to launch great changes. Without warning, alterations can dump you from a job you love on one day, or land you in a once- in –a- lifetime opportunity the next.

Brainpowered Breakthroughs or Design Thinking?

Design thinking’s defined in many ways, usually related to a process of problem solving that brings talents together, engages diverse thinkers, and creates innovative prototypes. It doesn’t work for most innovators. Why so?

5 Common Traps that Sink 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

Passion for Novelty – Communities of Genius

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?

Listen with Your Brain

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.

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