Posts under ‘meeting’

5 Whole Brain Tactics to Win Buy-in

Behind every problem there is a new possibility for change and a finer future. Take Yahoo. Their latest admission that profits tanked – open the door for whole brain solutions that win.

Revolutionize Your Next Meeting

Top 10 Questions for ASTD Webinar

Interested in mental keys to transform a boring meeting?

Here are a few questions you can expect at my ASTD Webinar on Wednesday, October 11th.

Inventing or Venting?

It likely comes as no surprise that human brains cannot vent and invent at the same time. Some media programs, and many organizations for that matter – enable venting in ways that preclude its opposite. How so? See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. You […]

Survey Your Meetings for Brainpower

  Are your meetings brain draining, or brain powering? The idea is  to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then check scores against brainpowered answers […]

Join Discussion to Jumpstart Brainpower at Meetings!

What could your next meeting do differently to jump-start more brainpower and make a difference? People constantly complain that meetings suck where they work, and surprisingly few feel they can transform these fiascoes. Join dynamic Free Webinar on Tuesday 8:00 PM – EST at this link and make a difference at your next meeting! Consider […]

Why Meetings Suck if Bullies Speak

(Appeared in Smart Brief on Your Career on April 22, 2010) (Appeared in (Practicing Law Institute) PLI Smart Brief April23,2010). See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. When bullies pop an irate question or cynics insist on opinions that provoke anger at meetings, thoughts of […]

Mugs that Limit or Enlighten Meetings

Who’d  guess that mere facial expressions at a meeting can limit or enhance everybody’s takeaway.  We saw it in action last night at the State of the Union Address, where some participants grimaced at most of the President’s speech, and refused to participate in anything but naysaying, and cynicism. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for […]

Call Meetings that Brains Run to!

For years I attended toxic meetings where one guy yammered on and one  fellow worker turned off his hearing aids. It’s the only time I can remember wishing for Gordon’s hearing disability. That’s how bad these meetings were. People moved back and forth  from bored to bitching, while Gordon slept with his eyes open and […]

Delight in Differences with Gifted Facilitators

Two days ago, while in Jamaica to speak about MITA brain based renewal, I spotted revival alive and well from a car radio. In a vehicle that transported Dr. Robyn McMaster and I to the University of West Indies, radio guests discussed broken systems in general, and Jamaican policies that got  implemented without discussion from […]

No Brain Left Behind

Have you experienced mental power that bubbles over in circles where no brain is left behind? Interactive sessions where creativity trumps criticism, and diversity’s the handmaiden of dignity and innovative virtue? The jury is still out on why some people are  smarter. Most  agree though, that brilliant solutions tend to flow from pools just outside […]

Reflect – Then Bolt from Meetings!

Tom Hansen said it best in his cartoon video Why Meetings Suck! Check out this hilarious video and when you stop laughing you’ll likely see yourself also trapped in the meeting Hansen dramatizes. Hopefully you’re not the bloke who leads such gatherings. In either case,  brain based approaches offer results that transform meetings into vibrant […]

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