Category Archives: novelty

Let’s Learn From Black Leaders During Black History Month

eweber   January 19, 2015   No Comments

Poverty is still a huge problem for many, and yet we also still have opportunities to learn about doable solutions from black leaders. Teens and young adult care deeply about this problem – and they enjoy teaming with black leaders to navigate possibilities together that we may otherwise miss. Black… Read more »

Stress Tanks Learners and Leaders

eweber   August 14, 2014   8 Comments

The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.

Stress kills!

Play Your Way to Understand

eweber   May 21, 2012   No Comments

Leaders say learners don’t understand new ideas. Learners say leaders rarely offer new ideas. I say that play packs the punch to boost brainpower for a new innovation era. That’s why you’ll want to check back soon for the debut of FUNUDERSTAND – an Online simulation game based on play.

Novelty to Tackle Workplace Problems

eweber   February 21, 2012   6 Comments

We often think of everyday workplace problems as barriers to the very innovation initiatives people crave most and yet find least in their organizations.

Novelty to Tackle Workplace Problems

We take for granted that it’s common for people to complain at times when morale is low, or gripe alongside others when grumbling defines their basic workplace culture.

Pack Power into One Simple Step

eweber   February 19, 2012   7 Comments

Immediate plans to survive the night, eroded whenever I questioned bigger hurdles beyond my immediate reach. This was no time to plot how to stay in school, much less maintain any valued position on the 10th grade honor roll. As darkness rolled in around me, I opted for the one-day-at-a-time alternative – to survive one night’s terror.

Do you find yourself balking at insurmountable frustrations?

Novelty to Advance

eweber   September 11, 2011   No Comments

Chance rarely means Russian Roulette randomness, and yet top advantages open to those who embrace the unexpected.  I saw the wonders and woes of risk in action on Baffin Island, near Greenland. At  high arctic flow edges, amazing opportunities opened to skilled Inuit friends, who triumphed over startling changes and… Read more »

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 …

From Diversity into Mixed Mindsets

eweber   June 29, 2011   1 Comment

While few deny that diversity’s a noble concept, in reality, we tend to fit more into research that claims people select what most looks like them, imitate what’s more familiar, and prefer what they’ve already experienced.

Rarely does diversity – as we use it – help us fly new machines that differ in size, or rock. As we run to familiar shapes, textures and aromas – we tend to settle for familiar flights viewed as more reliable. Have you been there?

Wonders and Woes of Change

eweber   June 9, 2011   8 Comments

At Deb Scott’s Radio Show, “The Best People we Know Show,” we were discussing how most people know what change looks like, yet far fewer seem sure how to launch great changes. Without warning, alterations can dump you from a job you love on one day, or land you in a once- in –a- lifetime opportunity the next.

MBAs Lead Innovative Brainpower

eweber   February 27, 2011   8 Comments

MBA students at  the  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…. Read more »

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 »

10 Whole Brain Essentials for Innovative Era

eweber   October 26, 2010   4 Comments

1.       Ask – don’t tell. What if you were to ask one innovative question to a leader you encounter? What if you held back a strong opinion, in favor of learning from others today? Imagine the ground-breaking results for innovative workplace solutions you pioneer. Great solutions often span right and… Read more »

The Brain on Diversity: Building Trust Across Borders and Boundaries

eweber   October 3, 2010   3 Comments

An organization that capitalizes on differences is likely one that also fuels innovation. Is your organization on the move? Do you welcome original approaches that fit an innovative era, or is business mired in practices for one gender, one culture or one set of beliefs? Check out key areas that… Read more »

Focus on Funds for Downfall – Focus on Innovation for Growth

eweber   July 23, 2010   No Comments

Does your organization speak more about innovation than money matters? Do leaders where you work encourage  risk-taking for the sake of invention? Or do people slip into lockdown mode – where change initiatives get imprisoned by hard-line barriers of fear or stress? When recession first hit my area, most leaders… Read more »

25 Signs an Organizational Model is Broken

eweber   July 16, 2010   7 Comments

Does innovative brainpower fuel your business model?  Is your organization moving forward with the fast shifting economy of the 21st Century, or is it mired in broken practices? Check out 25 areas that reinvigorate broken business models, and you’ll also agree that tired systems can be mended to grow mindful… Read more »