Category Archives: opposing view

Brainpowered Tools to Disagree

eweber   November 15, 2015   25 Comments

Conflict grows perilous for those who lack brainpowered tools, yet disagreement’s add linchpins of growth for those equipped with sharp mental tactics.  Watch warfare erupt in your circles and you’ll likely see 1 of 10 instigators: 1. Angry folks show few skills to tame their amygdala. 2. Stubborn people often… Read more »

#25 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

eweber   June 18, 2013   No Comments

  25. Imagine We-They  Circles Female and male brains differ biologically and intellectually in ways that few optimize. Cultural preferences differ and you can capitalize of people’s unique strengths. Change filters to write from new views. Change filters to insert new view. Write from different filters, from another person’s vantage… Read more »

#10 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

eweber   June 1, 2013   No Comments

10. Disagree by Building Goodwill – Write in tone that allows you to express alternatives with respect. Learn from views on another side. Imagine many readers agreeing with one side because you agree well. Then see readers learning from your  no-side  – because you defend opposite views with similar solid… Read more »

Compelling Counterpoints or Gridlocks

eweber   January 23, 2013   No Comments

Yesterday a retired teacher told me how he loved teaching history – especially lessons on the civil war and Gettysburg Battles. Now that he’s retired, Jake shared he enjoyed reenacting history scenes in popular historic parks – where people enjoy revisiting the triumphs of war.

My immediate thought was, “Why have we taught war, but omitted the wonders of robust peace plans?”

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eweber   November 19, 2012   No Comments

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Innovation Brainpower in Opposites

eweber   November 19, 2010   5 Comments

Has your workplace sunken you into a quagmire of broken practices, cranky managers, or a shrinking public purse? Few deny that frustrations follow from spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.  Stress that increasingly bombards workplaces, also lowers brainpower.  If that watch-your-back syndrome consumes your  time and talent, you are not… 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 »

Less Art for More Science?

eweber   October 21, 2010   11 Comments

Few disagree on an urgent need to increase America’s science and math proficiency in order to compete in our fast paced world. But how can a call for less art increase top science capabilities? The opposite is true. Only when you engage both sides of the human brain, can you… Read more »

5 Vital Connections to Innovative Brainpower

eweber   July 12, 2010   1 Comment

You likely know that  links between what people crave and what you can offer, requires you to connect the dots between your current position and creative prosperity. But have you ever considered how vital connections also boost innovative brainpower? The opposite is also true. Cut out your connections and by… Read more »

Brainpower for Democracy or Demolition?

eweber   April 23, 2010   3 Comments

If you agree that democracy as we deem it – can make a mockery of human engagement – you likely also see value in facilitation that communicates across differences. Few disagree that a well run democracy adds immense brainpower by raising worker engagement. Yet  Gallop Management Journal surveyed annual worker… Read more »

Genius Transparency to Lead Innovation

eweber   March 24, 2010   No Comments

Gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower while transparency fosters innovation and increases trust. The more gridlock we see, the more open exchanges get lost. Have you seen bullies and cynics keep ego alive by banishing transparency through backdoor deals? Flawed leadership, whether called democracy or dictatorship generates  gridlocks that… Read more »