As you think about dreaming in 2015 with the brain in mind, is there something you might do differently today?
If given a choice, who wouldn’t choose exciting adventures over boredom, fun over tedium, and games over facts memorized for a never-before-seen test? But what if you discovered the human brain can move you from bored behavior to brilliant outcomes? Through games that leave you laughing, challenged and ready for… Read more »
Bullies and builders’ brains both grow in whole brain cultures. How so? ~ Bullies learn to build better. ~ Builders learn to survive bullies better. How do you help bullies and builders to work together?
Brainy Gifts to Friends for Free For teachers and teens who crave more mental zip, yet find themselves exhausted by holiday extras they can’t afford, the idea of fun free character gifts hold priceless offerings. Rather than ride Grinch trains along tired tracks, students love to ring in holidays with… Read more »
Suffer from a toxic or restrictive workplace? Ask two-footed questions to spark both sides of brains to capitalize on hidden and unused talents! Read how at Switch and Shift!
If you view fall’s harvest or September’s full moon as a festive wonder, you’ll also want to spot celebrations fit for storing sustenance to use in colder, darker seasons. Or do you? Perhaps while caught up in the delights of fall, you fail to think much about winter. Even so,… Read more »
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.
Tone tools create goodwill for skilled leaders – even in war zones. The body language of leaders’ communication, tone brings a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. It embodies the warmth of thanks, and also chills your peers with criticism.How so? Good tone articulates problems with solutions… Read more »
What’s your problem?
That question starts a very different day, full of unusual possibilities! How so? Let’s say you ask this question to identify one and your brain springs into gear to look for possible solutions.
Teens have finally found a book THEY love! In fact they’re devouring The Fault in our Stars in droves! The clever part is that teachers love it too! No book on the market today is teaching teens what they want to know about empathy,friends, trust, belief, and humor – in… Read more »
Let’s boost teacher brainpower, past tests and tribulations – so that students and schools can win on the other side of distracting disputes!
Conflicts and clashes are as common at most workplaces as black coffee on Monday morning. If you’re looking to axe communication completely though, try ramping up curmudgeonese and then watch its magic spin. Bickering is usually where curmudgeons nail their hottest acts. Get to water coolers early to … 1. Fire your best missiles –… Read more »
To kindle new ideas takes circles of trust. Teams that consciously cultivate trust, open spaces for new ideas. The iPod’s inception, for instance, started with an innovative idea that Steve Jobs’ team kindled into revolutionized communication. Similarly, Fast Company’s awesome design moments unveiled original ideas that emerged from committed teams. Passionate communities, such as Apple and Fast Company, differ mentally from typical workplaces, just as brains of genius inventors vary from minds of complacent masses. How so? The brain’s hippocampus releases a shot of dopamine the brain chemical for kindling novelty.
You cannot learn to create if you … 1. Say you can’t. The brain creates when you tell it to do something original. Ford was right when he said: “If you say you can or you say you can’t you are right.” 2. Focus on perfect. A brain needs wiggle… Read more »
Even adult daughters and their mothers, or sons and fathers can grow their capacity to share inner emotions in safe settings. That’s the good news that comes with a brain’s plasticity (or ability to change itself).
Have you seen stress flee when gifts come without expectations? Imagine freedom and sheer festivity flying out of every parcel under your tree. Relationships may have sunken from tone toxins since your last holiday celebration. Or perhaps gloom got highly contagious. But have you considered how gifts – can kill… Read more »
Intelligence could have been what Ford had in mind when he said: “If you say you can or say you can’t – it’s true.” See your IQ as fluid or fixed and it will become just that. Daily choices literally fuel or fail your unique multiple intelligences. How so?… Read more »
Fear feels like a natural response to facts brandished about without any ability to respond. If you ask a simple – What if … question though, fear moves into freedom that innovative change-agents enjoy! A mental barrier to freedom, fear of failure’s understandable when you think about it. Salacious front-liners … Read more »
Most people would rather be anywhere but at work. The US consistently falls behind other developed nations in innovative advances. Play is rarely an option for workplace progress. See any relationship between these three realities? Or have you considered the power of a brain on play? We put in more… Read more »
How does the brain move from gridlock to greatness?