Category Archives: talent

Change the Metaphor to Improve Learning – Speak Up and Feel Heard!

eweber   April 5, 2015   No Comments

To improve learning is to change the metaphor so that all students and their teachers relate positively.  When kept silent – too many teens face boredom and frustrations that come from silent toxins. The opposite is also true.Students who speak up and feel heard do far better in every class!… Read more »

IT Brain on Design

eweber   November 3, 2011   1 Comment

Ever wonder why some things stick – like the topic of your last blog post – while other facts fade faster, such as names, details or directions for an IT fix?

It Brain on Design

Steve Job’s Typical Synapses

Your brain’s hundred thousand miles of network fibers comes equipped to expand and benefit from learning at its synapses. So why does it rarely happen at the peaks like it did for Steve Jobs?

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?

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

eweber   October 10, 2010   2 Comments

Braden Kelley stokes innovation for leadership that drives innovation for a new era. That’s why I plan to use Braden’s dynamite insights, in Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to ignite MBA leadership thinking.  Business students will develop  brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth, from entry points identified in this… 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 »

25 Marks of Innovative Brainpower at Work

eweber   August 19, 2010   1 Comment

People differ on what innovation looks like, and few agree on how it transforms work. Hutch Carpenter asked 25 people to tell what innovation is from their perspective – and got back 25 different responses. Most people do agree that innovation sparks higher productivity for a competitive edge. Any marks… Read more »

Tenure or Talent?

eweber   June 15, 2010   7 Comments

A talented colleague walked into her staff room just as several tenured workers discussed a recent corporate proposal to consider top talent as equal to tenure in the organization. Over my dead body… – one hardliner snapped – and  others staunchly agreed that talents had no place in discussions –… Read more »

Organizational Brainpower for Innovation

eweber   May 3, 2010   3 Comments

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… 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 »

Inspire Me Today Invitation

eweber   January 17, 2010   2 Comments

Hello friends and colleagues! Please join me over at wonderfully motivating community led by Huffington Post writer, Gail Goodwin, on Monday, January 18th, 2010 at! On Monday, the 18th I’ll share invited insights from my experiences in an exclusive 500-word article – Act Like a Genius – on the… Read more »

Higher Education Reinvention

eweber   November 3, 2009   3 Comments

  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… Read more »

MITA Brain Renewal for Leading and Learning

eweber   September 10, 2009   4 Comments

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… Read more »

Mindful Leader Series 3 – Conaty Risks Renewal

eweber   September 9, 2009   No Comments

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 »