Category Archives: leadership

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 »

Heroic Ethical Leaders!

eweber   September 8, 2012   No Comments

Have you ever lost something valuable? You bounce between feelings of helplessness and clinging to trust that somebody out there may help.

You image the worst, yet hope for any way to prevent disastrous consequences from your loss.

Before I discovered my bank card and credit cards missing the other day, Jenn Davison and Danielle Ouillette made an amazing ethical choice that changed my entire summer. How so?

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?

Making Change Easy

eweber   April 25, 2012   3 Comments

Change often feels anything but easy …

Ever ask with that popular poster, How can you fly with eagles when you work with a bunch of turkeys?

It feels as if your brain is hard-wired more for chipping away at endless daily routines that tank your talents. You suit up to lead lofty adventures, yet too often ruts keep you pecking away like turkeys, day after day. Do you ever wonder why you slide back so easily into doing the same boring things that spin your wheels but go nowhere? It may seem reasonable once or twice. But over and over again?

Some people blame their supervisors, others say lack of funds keeps them down in the dust.

Are you aware though, that blame robs creative oomph, drowns change and leaves you stuck in ruts? Fault finding blocks focus from seeing those game-changing horizons that complainers only crave.

It doesn’t have to be that way, and your success often depends on how you handle detractors. When Gordon, a British Columbia School Superintendent, tried to involve parents in the daily interactions of his large district, several secondary school faculty threatened to quit.

Cynicism trumped his changes at every step …

Protesters insisted that when outsiders (namely parents) try to control their classrooms, they can no longer teach effectively and test scores suffer. Critics countered even small suggestions to include parents, with anxious retorts that parents know nothing about secondary school content, yet act as if they’re in charge.

For months Gordon tried to win over detractors, while a vocal few spread cynicism across schools averting any progress toward collaboration. Nothing worked and gloom spread across change suggestions like the aftermath of nuclear fallout spreads across a once-vibrant village.

Allies opened spigots of hope …

Then Gordon called a meeting with four highly-respected teachers.

After a few hours of brainstorming they’d integrated four disciplines under one umbrella topic – LIGHT. Each of the four classes met learning standards and yet lessons also included student-led topics that teens enjoy.

Enthusiasm carried that first meeting into shared pizza and late night noodling ….

Brainpowered Tools to Manage Excellence

eweber   August 19, 2011   1 Comment

It’s remarkable how far study of the brain has come in the past two decades. The upshot? Managers could capitalize on neuro-designed tactics to meet unique challenges. Leaders could come away with dynamically innovative ventures. Imagine workplace advances that fit the innovative new era we’ve just entered. Consider the missed genius for those who linger behind.

Conventional approaches won’t get past gridlock or compromise as seen in the lack of punch needed to stretch and grow new job opportunities. We have a long way to go, when you watch toxins stunt growth in less resilient workforces, while morale tanks. Loss and failure’s no surprise, when disconnect exists between what brains do well and what managers neglect to do. It doesn’t have to be that way.

What’s Political about Human Brains?

eweber   April 13, 2011   No Comments

Have you ever wondered how political leaders’ brains work for or against ethics, reason and emotion?

News of political infighting, stalemates, accusations and posturing flood us daily, while opportunities for greatness fade for political leaders, who fail to grow both emotional and rational skills to achieve what they campaigned for and what they were voted in to accomplish.

Passion for Novelty – Communities of Genius

eweber   April 8, 2011   2 Comments

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?

Why is Change so Hard?

eweber   April 3, 2011   2 Comments

Why is change from traditional to innovative so hard for some to embrace, and how do resources shift from people who guard status quo – to innovative leaders who sustain communities of passion? How would you answer?

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 »

Personal Intelligence for Organizational Growth

eweber   February 23, 2011   6 Comments

Intrapersonal intelligence offers you amazing tools for personal progress at work. Why then do many fail to benefit from intuitive intelligence? Become who you want others to see in you, and you’ll advance a personal IQ that stokes enthusiasm from others too.  It’s about bumping up against daily stressors without … Read more »

Brainpowered Leaders Invest Soul and Spirit

eweber   February 17, 2011   4 Comments

Brainpowered leaders invest soul and spirit with vulnerability. Leaders who invest in practices that offer space to develop soul, also tend to facilitate innovation with spirit. That takes the kind of vulnerability that only the most successful leaders risk! We found that out first hand in the MBA Leadership course,… Read more »