Category Archives: Smart skills 11-20 Target

Target Tone Skills for Tough Times

eweber   January 4, 2009   25 Comments

I’ve been trying to tap into better tone skills in difficult settings, and find I still have a  distance to go to snip that amygdala before it snipes back. It’s often a matter of reflecting on tools to move forward with respect rather than frustration. Did you know, for instance… Read more »

Target Neuro Anatomy of Ethics

eweber   December 3, 2008   13 Comments

Ethics is to the brain’s sense of right or wrong, what a noble life is to a highly intelligent and thoughtful person. Truth is – the brain comes with moral potential.  It equips people to do what is good – even when that good comes with personal cost.  Sure, it… Read more »

Target Brain Cell Regeneration

eweber   November 3, 2008   27 Comments

It was strongly held that adult brains cannot grow new cells or regenerate old ones. Recent research on aging though, is trumping commonly held myths. Elizabeth Gould’s dynamic discoveries in this area recently created an entirely new field of neurogenesis, a discipline that shows how the adult brain generates new… Read more »

Target Differences between Gender Brains

eweber   October 13, 2008   20 Comments

Some say that men’s logic rivals women’s emotion, when it comes to leading, problem-solving or coping with stress. Others say that successful men and women use both logic and emotion – but they use it differently to solve problems and cope with stress. What do you say? Interestingly,  hilarious mental… Read more »

Target Lessons from Opposing Views

eweber   October 9, 2008   19 Comments

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… Read more »

Target Teen Talent

eweber   October 5, 2008   2 Comments

It’s no secret that teens drop out of secondary schools at alarming rates, or that parents complain about wasted tax dollars in broken schools, or that faculty vent about lack of relevancy and low standards. Yet, while most agree that secondary schools stomp out the very mental resources teens bring… Read more »

Target Multiple Intelligences – Run from Lectures

eweber   October 5, 2008   34 Comments

Take your brain back to the last lecture or meeting you endured, and you’ll likely agree with research that shows how lectures work against human brains.  It’s the same for meetings where few people talk for the most part. You retain less than 5% heard in lectures, while you retain… Read more »

Target Agreement in Disagreeable Settings

eweber   September 21, 2008   46 Comments

While some leaders literally wire their brains for gridlock and compromise that can poison communications, it’s also true that disagreements can  blast open  doors to life-changing ethical insights.  When people differ with the brain in mind, they build goodwill among those who differ. How so? If you’ve ever benefited from… Read more »

Target Working Memory to Learn New Skills

eweber   September 11, 2008   29 Comments

Have you slammed onto ruts or slipped into routines lately? To learn new technology, or accept an invitation to propose an innovation  takes more working memory, and relies less on traditions or habits. Ready to propel your life and leadership to new heights? Tap into the wonder of  working memory, and you’ll find… Read more »