Posts under ‘MITA Celebration’

5-Way Mita Test to Genius

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

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.

Stack the Deck for Creative Risks

Imagine a workplace where you design & implement an innovation the world craves. Meetings where you play with what if … kinds of challenges. Yet innovation isn’t ideas delivered in talks, but it’s a design you invent, lead, and perfect. How will you stack the deck today for more creative risks?

MBAs Lead Innovative Brainpower

MBA students at  the Bittner 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. Students design and lead […]

Traditional or Brainpowered Leadership?

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 2 Critique for Mistakes Target […]

Organizational Brainpower for Innovation

What if you took one risk to lead a change that would improve a core practice where you work? Could that move set innovation in motion across an entire organization? On Saturday at an RIT annual event, I spotted 5 questions about innovation that could transform indifference and lead organizational growth. At the Innovation Festival, […]

Higher Education Reinvention

  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 lectures! Have you considered lately […]

MITA Brain Renewal for Leading and Learning

What makes MITA renewal so different from  multiple intelligence theory  and evidence based learning theory that make it up? Thanks to Dr. Robyn McMaster‘s masterful handiwork with cameras and talented online solutions, we’re able to carry on the MITA renewal conversation that we engage in many countries and among delightfully diverse cultures.  Thanks for the […]

Death of Education – Dawn of Learning

The mark of a successful secondary school is motivated teens achieving at the peaks. Does it happen in your community? This summer launches Rochester’s first MITA Brain Institute – custom designed for secondary faculty, and poised to reconfigure learning – with the brain in mind. Participants will create curriculum together to jumpstart teen brains for […]

Secondary and University with Brains in Mind

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 learning and assessment opportunities for […]

Myths that Shape Secondary Schools (2)

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 at the peak. How so? […]

Secondary Schools for Higher Achievement (1)

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 more money, or choice so […]

Tone Kills or Cultivates Brainpower!

Watch your tone, or prepare for a fight with cynics the next time a disagreement arises! Have you noticed how highly successful people use  tone to advance their lives and communities? Or how ineffective people clobber brainpower all around them? It’s no coincidence since tone is the fuel that drives interpersonal intelligence toward or away […]

Lesson from Bureaucracy

It happened last week,  when I lined up at a New York immigration booth to ask a simple question about fingerprints I was scheduled to submit. My question? I’d simply wanted to ask – Do I fill out a form in hard copy before immigration officers call me in to get fingerprinted for my US […]

Target Brainpower for Financial Growth

Have you felt bombarded as waves of financial failures intensify? It’s hard not to be drawn into the swells that wash away chunks of security with each ebb and flow. Newscasts splash doom across our TV screens while  anchors toss human fears into darker waters daily, with chilling predictions of harsher storms to come. In […]

Wired for War or Poised for Peace?

How we situate images of war affects how our brains wire to support or reject it. Replace words such as war on terror with expressions that grow stronger communities, and our brains shift from expectations of violence to proposals for peace across differences. Imagine a place of prosperity where no brain is left behind, and […]

Target Lessons from Opposing Views

Pause for a moment and listen to opinionated or narrow-minded people you know. Listen to them tell others why they are far more qualified to give one-sided versions of a  topic than other people hold. Notice the put downs and attacks that fall like pellets in a hail storm? You’ll likely hear choice words such […]

25 Facts to Rejuvenate Your Brain

Add life-changing brainpower  through 25 recent facts from the brain sciences: 1. Boredom is more a habit formed in brains, and shaped by your choices,  than a reality. 2. Environment counts, and a healthy setting helps people transform problems into solutions. 3. Well being comes partially from and is fueled and extended by serotonin chemical […]

Target Agreement in Disagreeable Settings

While current leaders literally wired their brains for gridlock and compromise that’s poisoning this country, it’s also true that disagreements can  blast open  doors to life-changing ethical insights,  when people differ with the brain in mind. How so? If you’ve ever benefited from unique insights, you’ve likely also seen opposing viewpoints from high-performance minds,  that […]

Creativity in MITA Celebration of Growth

A MITA Celebration provides an opportunity to try out and celebrate newly created solutions – with the brain in mind. In MITA Leadership Certification programs, participants showcase newly created solutions to stubborn problems at work. Key results are then expressed as innovative resolutions in a Celebration Event.                 This MITA celebration event could be called the heart of this leadership program. It’s the evidence of visible […]

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