Category Archives: mistakes

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 …

Rekindle Brainpower or Spin Wheels?

eweber   November 24, 2010   2 Comments

People ask how they can rekindle brainpower to do something novel. If you’ve slipped into potholes of anger, disappointment, or anxiety lately –  you likely feel the need for a new shot at success. For some it’s a matter of moving beyond ruts and into renewed opportunities. For others it’s… Read more »

5 Ways to Soar with Ravens, Walk Forward, Lead Innovative Change

eweber   August 9, 2010   6 Comments

When I worked in the High Arctic in the 90’s, I met a wise Inuit elder who told me that ravens on Baffin Island surprised everybody when they began to walk one-day in the 80s. “Before that, ravens hopped along clumsily,” he said. “Then they learned to take one step… Read more »

Revisit Mistakes to Boost Brainpower

eweber   June 24, 2010   8 Comments

Starbucks brewed winning coffees, and drew many of us together, to brew similar successful ventures. Then, after recession struck and customers lacked the $4.00 daily fix, they nearly crashed. That’s before Howard Schultz set out to reboot Starbuck’s success. To turnaround mistakes,  Starbucks spotted brainpower in five areas: Admit you… Read more »

GE Lead Brain Based Way?

eweber   November 9, 2009   No Comments

Great news from GE leaders today,  according to WSJ’s Paul Glader.  Any organization willing to change and grow, after a fall,  also holds potential to create a prototype for global change and growth.  Both qualities urgently needed in the broader business community. Bravo! Let’s get behind GE’s  initiative and begin… Read more »

Higher Education Reinvention

eweber   November 3, 2009   3 Comments

  Higher Education and Brain Based Benefits   Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from… Read more »

Values for Brain Powered Climate

eweber   August 2, 2009   48 Comments

Imagine a climate of peace, with humility that inspires, and people who recognize talents, and you’ve just begun to awaken intrapersonal intelligence. Build healthy relationships that shape character, and your brain cultivates new neuron pathways toward spirit and highest values such as caring in your character and in others. Or… Read more »

2 Footed Questions Lead Change

eweber   August 1, 2009   4 Comments

Spot any gaps in your life, where  adventure leaks out like water trickles through a sieve? Your brain’s working memory leads you to spot faulty traditions at work, or to see speed bumps that slow down progress in your day. But there’s more to change than finding flaws. For instance, … Read more »

Snip your Amygdala Before you Snipe Back

eweber   July 29, 2009   29 Comments

Did you know that emotions survive after memories vanish? Or do you wonder what moods and behavior heads or hearts control? Yesterday,  on a walk in the woods with a gifted young leader, I once again saw his ethics, openness and willingness to become vulnerable in order to learn new… Read more »

From Mistakes to Brainpower

eweber   July 8, 2009   6 Comments

Not surprisingly, people who achieve great feats, tend to recover from mistakes that lead  less successful people to give up. Why though, do some fear mistakes, and why do we criticize other’s mistakes? It may surprise you to realize that errors allow the brain to scoop up lessons from your… Read more »

Firefighter Promotions Case for Test Renewal

eweber   June 30, 2009   15 Comments

The New Haven Fire Department destroyed test results of white firefighters who scored higher than African Americans to allow promotions among black firefighters. This troublesome case, and research proofs that high stakes tests don’t work,  raises the question How can tests garner more intelligence-fair results? This serious case also opens… Read more »

Beat Intimidation with Creative Vision

eweber   September 17, 2008   6 Comments

Whenever you cotton onto the notion that people or problems diminish you, that self-critique begins to bury your brain’s tools for excellence. In contrast, your brain holds hidden reflection equipment to build visions that develop confidence and take risks to achieve mind-bending results. Yes, regardless of other’s impressions of your… Read more »