Say you find yourself working with peers who cling to obsolete turf. Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut with a boring routine you feel helpless to change. In both cases you’ve likely defaulted to operating from your brain’s basal ganglia. which can make every action you do part of the “stuck… Read more »
Without regular reflection and renewed directions, common traps in most organizations we work within become sinkhole killers of novelty. How so? …
5 Common Traps that Sink Innovation
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.
What possibility will you choose? Look up first, but then leap forward. How could you advance with a new mantra?
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.
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?
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 »
New research on right brainpowered innovation shows a pathway of possibilities for leaders ready to take the leap, says researcher Ibrahim Senay. Savants point to enormous innovative opportunities that come with right brain leadership. The key is to short circuit rusty approaches, in favor of practices that segue into innovative… Read more »
Over 30 years in brain based renewal, showed me several reasons why renewal cannot win in certain workplace conditions. I’ll admit that naivety in younger years, prompted me to believe deteriorated settings could turn around in spite of barriers. Over time though, I observed some settings that simply cannot perk… Read more »
After being told to avoid fatty foods and simply wait for stomach problems to heal, a close friend of mine failed to pursue vital tests for cancer, and died prematurely as a result. Have you seen a person linger only to meet peril in return? Another friend waited rather than… Read more »
Government Funds Promote Failing Secondary Schools People say stimulus money simply creates new layers of bureaucracy that prolong broken secondary school programs. My question is: How will the White House Campaign to Promote Science and Math Education support teens to climb new mental peaks? Will successful schools proliferate through fast… Read more »
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 »
School prepared many of us for jobs that no longer exist, and now life prepares some of us for jobs we’ll invent. Feel unqualified for work you hope to do in the coming year? No reason to fret if you consider your choices. Why not factor in the art of… Read more »
While some HR staff complain of too little respect at work, HR veteran, Bill Conaty won the 2004 HR Executive of the Year for risks he took to promote talent and raise HR status at GM. He reversed downturns into bubbles, more because of his vision for renewal possibilities, than… Read more »
New York burns while Albany fiddles. News of political infighting, stalemates, accusations and posturing flood us daily, while opportunities for greatness fade for NY. A closer look, though, shows bureaucracy working against ethical brainpower. How so? Neuro discoveries uncover organizational problems and possibilities. 1. Secondary schools and universities in crisis… Read more »
Have you experienced mental power that bubbles over in circles where no brain is left behind? Interactive sessions where creativity trumps criticism, and diversity’s the handmaiden of dignity and innovative virtue? The jury is still out on why some people are smarter. Most agree though, that brilliant solutions tend to… Read more »
Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade… Read more »
Surprisingly, human brains tend to outperform themselves in reverse, rather than in forward motion. Comfortable traditions or routines can cause your brain to default to ruts, that only reverse brainpower can surpass. How so? Let’s say you wake up out of sorts – discouraged about a hectic schedule or a… Read more »