Category Archives: Reflect

Social Fairness at Work

eweber   June 23, 2012   No Comments

What do you envision, when peers yearn for a new kind of workplace? Is it time to rethink diverse approaches, to find inclusion alternatives that raise US sinking scores?

If so, could socially fair practices propel us into a new world order where inclusion’s generic and where neuro and cognitive findings inform widespread improvements so that more intelligent people can speak and feel heard.

What do you think?

5-Way Mita Test to Genius

eweber   February 4, 2012   12 Comments

Capitalize on the brain’s ability to change itself. Harness the neuroscience of celebration to move your workplace from last year’s challenges to solutions for a new era.

The Mita Way guides you to live and lead the change – a bit like riding and pushing a bus at the same time. Its 5 – way test enables you to address tired routines with the zest of a curious child, while it opens new door to genius in yourself and others.

Mita Pillars for Excellence

eweber   August 20, 2011   1 Comment

To be honest, I wanted to lead excellence, far more than I wanted to design a model to make it happen. Had there been a model out there that valued people of all cultures, or that led excellent results for all, I’d have gladly run with it. Yes, even gladly forfeited a life’s work to design the brainpowered leader approach in this article.

Had I located more managers who invited wonder, delighted in new discoveries and supported people to live the scientific method for the sake of new discoveries, I’d have leapt for joy to lead with it. Instead, managers I met seemed settled in a maze of myths about entitlement wrapped inleadership roles.

Traditional or Brainpowered Leadership?

eweber   December 16, 2010   5 Comments

Traditional Leaders Differ from Mita Brainpowered Leaders in 5 Core Areas: Which side of the chart best shows your leadership approach? Traditional Leaders see Headship as Central- while Innovation is Central to Brainpowered Leaders Traditional Leaders   —      Mita Brainpowered Leaders 1 Tell and Deliver Question and Wonder… Read more »

Inventing or Venting?

eweber   November 14, 2010   2 Comments

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 »

Lead Differences with the Brain in Mind

eweber   October 28, 2010   No Comments

Lead Differences with the Brain in Mind  (MITA Brain Based Mentoring Interventions) To motivate all employees to out-perform themselves, is to provide tools to lead across differences with impact. In October 2010, McKinsey Quarterly,  Aaron DeSmet, Monica McGurk, and Elizabeth Schwartz, wrote: Companies around the world spend up to $100… Read more »

The Brain on Hope – Lessons from Chilean Rescue

eweber   October 17, 2010   8 Comments

The Chilean mine rescue last week underscored talent, teamwork, and takeaway lessons of hope to fuel brainpowered innovation. Chile’s unprecedented operation illustrated five brainpowered tools that build and sustain hope to the finish line in impossible situations! 1. Question, what if … and hope will convert brainpower into winning answers. … Read more »

Survey Your Meetings for Brainpower

eweber   July 25, 2010   4 Comments

  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 »

Brainy Approaches to Programming

eweber   August 24, 2009   2 Comments

Programming can become boring and routine for some, and so effective programmers look for ways to override their brain’s default for ruts. How so? In MITA Brain Based approaches — a novice programmer would: 1). Question with two feet to stir curiosity and add fun. Ask questions that hook to… Read more »

Change Me First

eweber   August 20, 2009   2 Comments

It’s said that many people want change yet far fewer risk changing what they do. That incongruity makes sense if you think about how it seems easier to change somebody else, than to face the fear or discomfort that holds you back from attempting new approaches. Unfortunately, even personal reflections… Read more »

Mita Brain Manifesto for Renewal

eweber   August 9, 2009   17 Comments

With several prestigious awards from different countries, the name Mita has become synonymous with brainpowered tools for leading innovation with the whole brain in mind. Student-ready materials simply support faculty efforts. Mita’s practical approach  revolutionizes leading and learning, through cultural diversity, current brain facts, a unique manifesto, and over eighteen… 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 »

A Brain’s Proclivity to Integrate

eweber   June 7, 2009   10 Comments

Expert Jerome Kagan says to value arts as fuel for the brain in ways that maths and sciences alone cannot generate balanced solutions. Former defense secretary, Robert McNamara says war is flawed by mere rationalism while the brain’s reflective powers, enable us to avoid errors of judgments. Former Federal Reserve… Read more »

Secondary and University with Brains in Mind

eweber   May 9, 2009   8 Comments

Read vision statements  that affirm  secondary and university renewal, and you’ll spot innovative learning opportunities for all. Observe classes in these same schools, though, and practical results appear far less impressive. Have you noticed that a school’s intent, and its classroom practices too often differ when it comes to renewed… Read more »

Retention Lost in Lectures

eweber   March 5, 2009   20 Comments

Ever wonder why boredom strikes when people talk at you?  Wasting time at meetings or lectures? You’ll be interested in research from the National Training Laboratories in Bethel, Maine – and quoted in Geoff Petty’s Teaching Today shows that people retain far more when they when actively involved. Ask the… Read more »

Myths that Shape Secondary Schools (2)

eweber   March 3, 2009   6 Comments

Rejuvenated secondary schools stoke life, zap brainpower, and replace mental myths with  brain facts that reboot learning success. Secondary and higher education renewal, at least change for higher motivation and achievement though, takes faculty, parents and learners.  Reconfiguration starts when a learning community identifies myths and seeks to live realities… Read more »

Secondary Schools for Higher Achievement (1)

eweber   March 2, 2009   5 Comments

Post Katina secondary schools are springing up with many more choices for parents, and people vow they’ll never return to the central system of low achieving schools. The problem? Higher choice secondary school or university systems often fail to reach higher motivation and achievement. Each time the cry comes for… Read more »

Reflect Change with Smart Skills

eweber   February 16, 2009   27 Comments

To reflect is to change, even change that creates friction at times! Apply novel approaches and you encounter ruts inside the human brain. Have you seen it happen? Transformation, especially ethical renewal that adds dividends for all,  takes risk! To move stagnant mental eddies into rushing waterfalls requires novel approaches,… Read more »

Reflect Peace to Trump any Battle Plan

eweber   February 15, 2009   8 Comments

What tactics would you engage to solve conflicts, if war or violence was no longer an option? Perhaps a better way of asking is, “What marks of a peace plan could trump your next battle plan?” Consider those who act on deep seated beliefs, such as generosity, service and social… Read more »