What if the unfortunate arrest of a middle school teacher, helped all future participants to speak up and feel heard at your next meeting? Had this meeting been facilitated as a brain based gathering for instance, leaders would welcome diverse voices and would value different ideas on all topics. Imagine… Read more »
Imagine a meeting of any kind that offers a life-changing opportunity to build a breakthrough innovation that benefits all concerned. OK, if that’s too big a step to visualize, simply imagine a meeting you loved to attend. You’ve likely seen it – that rare gathering where enthusiasm and curiosity emerge… Read more »
After a lifetime of attending and leading conferences to get more from our awesome brains, I see why participants leave some traditional gatherings with so few takeaways. Interested in more meaningful outcomes from your next meeting? My namungos (fictional characters with real brain parts) show a few cool ways we… Read more »
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.
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.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
(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… Read more »
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 grimace d at most of the President’s speech, and refused to participate in anything but naysaying, and cynicism…. Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »