Tag Archives: change

How to Dial Up Magic in Teens with Smarter Secondary Schools

Are we setting secondary school stages that dial up that magic our teens already possess? Do we facilitate secondary learning cultures that capture teens’ awesome brainpower for wonder, risk and innovation? If so, you’ve likely noticed how learner diversity delightfully bursts into every class and teens look forward to new… Read more »

See Critical Changes Stall? A Brain’s Default to Ruts

Find yourself protecting  turf?  See others stuck in ruts, cling to stubborn opinions or demanding boring routines? If so, you’re likely looking at the brain’s default to its basal ganglia. Think of the basal ganglia as a mental warehouse of sorts, where every action, both good and bad, sit ready… Read more »

Smart Skills for 21st Century Agility

Agile learners develop smart skills to build flexible and resourceful communities, where problems get solved and people find support.  It’s more than hard or soft skills, yet it builds a learning community to integrate and hone both. Add to that the fact that smart skills bring agile results that leaders… Read more »

Brain Based Tasks for Older Learners

While we now know that students retain less from lectures, we question how to cultivate brain based cultures that trigger observable and impressive growth. Good news! It’s actually easier than most realize – to get older students active and growing in any class! Enter six little namungos with big brainy… Read more »

A Case for New Hires?

eweber   December 5, 2011   1 Comment on A Case for New Hires?

Some say the old workplace is gone. Others say new opportunities may never emerge. I say that organizations invigorate new opportunities when they hire innovative workers. Is it time to look past stagnant employees to discover innovative IQ It’s not about hiring younger workers. It’s not even about favoring people… Read more »

Wonders and Woes of Change

At Deb Scott’s Radio Show, “The Best People we Know Show,” we were discussing how most people know what change looks like, yet far fewer seem sure how to launch great changes. Without warning, alterations can dump you from a job you love on one day, or land you in a once- in –a- lifetime opportunity the next.

Change Focus to Reboot Motivation

The news media often makes money its top focus, which adds motivation for people to spend more, travel more and cozy up more to people of means. Sadly, dollars at your center also motivate you to chase green backs,  more than character build, invent new innovations, or put other people… Read more »

Why Brain Renewal is Not for You

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 »

Brain Parts Promote or Stomp out Change

Take advantage of recent neuro-discoveries and that illusive growth you’re looking for tends to follow far faster. Have you seen it happen? Think of plasticity as the brains ability to change itself, based on what we do. Think of chemicals such as dopamine as the risk-taking adrenalin that moves us… Read more »

Engage Differences for Creative Change

Change often follows when we step out of routines and follow new adventures. It’s a bit like hitching your wagon to a new star and it happened to me recently when I read Robert Heinlein’s Starship Trooper. Since I rarely read science fiction, I was delighted when friends, Malcolm and… Read more »

Expect Active Participation by Facilitating

How many times do participants speak and feel heard when you present new ideas? Facilitation skill allows people to speak and ethically nudges steller interests and abilities toward a shared finish line for quality growth. How so? 1. Question possibilities by raising one umbrella query to launch your presentation. Lectures… Read more »

10 Keys To Einstein’s Learning

Einstein once claimed he was no smarter than others, but that he simply stayed with problems long after others left. Could you solve more problems with genius, if you tried Einstein’s keys to learning? 1. Mystery – for Einstein all true art and science embody mysteries to ponder. 2. Ethics… Read more »

Rewrite News – One Creation at a Time

As I ponder today’s news, disturbing headlines point to loss,  doom and hopelessness, that work against human brainpower to restore and grow. Have you noticed growing negativity here? Amazing answers exist when we look to life-changing powers of creativity. Check out Charles Leadbetter‘s response in this YouTube.  Can you see… Read more »

Compelling Case Against Change…

Have you heard  reasons given by people who cling to tired routines? The other day the dean of a university’s education department claimed to his audience that he’d like to make changes, but that his university was required to train teachers for schools that already exist out there. Not one… Read more »

Flexibility’s Force and Foibles

Just as top gymnasts bend without breaking,  flexible brains adapt with unbelievably pliable approaches. Did you know – Human brains come equipped with flexibility, or plasticity, that takes exercise to sustain? Plasticity, or mental elasticity has less to do with age and far more to do with choices? People are… Read more »

Lehman News – Another One Hits the Bust

Who could predict that yet another Wall Street rock-like leader,  Lehman, would shatter today’s news with losses too big to recover? Sadly, another one hits the bust, and Wall Street is said to standby stymied, staring down defeat in response. What’s your response? Surprising, financial busts offer an ideal setting for leaders to build new… Read more »