Tag Archives: Dr. Ellen Weber

Add Care to Character

eweber   December 21, 2012   No Comments

What if the popular 20Q (game show) converted into steps for a new culture of character that includes caring?

Two-footed questions improve the odds for building good character in schools, colleges and workplaces, in several ways. The two feet simply add action to asking, and include reflections on both sides of the brain for solutions.

Questioners arrive at the best answers by doing whatever it takes to help people move from traditional limitations into possibilities for finer characters in a new era.

Rather than blame others for violence, and unethical practices, notice that all questions below involve questioners in finding character-building solutions:

Heroic Ethical Leaders!

eweber   September 8, 2012   No Comments

Have you ever lost something valuable? You bounce between feelings of helplessness and clinging to trust that somebody out there may help.

You image the worst, yet hope for any way to prevent disastrous consequences from your loss.

Before I discovered my bank card and credit cards missing the other day, Jenn Davison and Danielle Ouillette made an amazing ethical choice that changed my entire summer. How so?

From Mentor to Mindguide

eweber   April 17, 2011   15 Comments

Both profitable experts and talented upstarts claim to see unlimited potential in shared wisdom. Yet in most current mentoring programs, seasoned gurus advise clever cronies to operate much like themselves, in spite of rapidly changing workplace horizons. Few would disagree that it’s time to shift tutoring approaches to reflect more balanced and reciprocal coaching. Guidance based more on brainpower potential, and experience from differences than merely on age or seniority.

5 Brainpowered Tools – Endless New Jobs

eweber   February 5, 2011   1 Comment

Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chair, challenged leaders in today’s Associated Press, for US organizations to view a new economy with stronger job creation. Bernanke warned the White House to come up with a plan for job creation. Since the unemployment rate sneaked up to 9.5 per cent it’s a critical… Read more »

From Poor Tone – to Brainpower for Innovation

eweber   September 22, 2010   8 Comments

Luckily we can overcome our brain’s default for ruts that foster poor tone as evidenced in many conflicts – to create instead – tone for an innovative world order forward. 1.       Affirm another person’s thoughts before sharing your views on the other side – to show that you really heard,… Read more »

25 Ways to Boost Brainpower in a Recession

eweber   August 29, 2010   1 Comment

How are you riding rough waves or unfair performance reviews – see Forbes – that shout recession at work? Perhaps you’re looking for  opportunities that fit your skills. Keith Hall, commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Stats, spoke to Boston Globe staff  this week, about the severe recession that… Read more »

Plasticity’s Pathways to Innovation

eweber   August 13, 2010   17 Comments

Have you seen good ideas crushed by bullies, cynics or naysayers where you work?  Before Michael Merzenich became the world’s leading researcher on brain plasticity, cynics with hard science credentials, insisted brainpower and intelligence was fixed. Simply put, people insisted that elderly brains don’t change much, for instance, and that… Read more »

25 Clues of University Brainpower

eweber   July 5, 2010   1 Comment

Looking for a college campus, where brainpower predominates, people are capital, and renewal is on-going? Here are 25 newly discovered brain facts, that will invigorate your search, and offer clues to renewed higher education: Faculty and students radiate enthusiasm for their work,  and express genuine interest in one another’s.  … Read more »

20 Questions Determine a Brain’s Leadership Fate

eweber   June 28, 2010   1 Comment

Some say brains are born to lead. Others see leadership as a learned skill. I say that gene pools play a  part – yet what you do daily can rewire your brain for transformational leadership. What do you say? Your  brain’s equipped to leap toward new challenges or default to… Read more »

Why Meetings Suck if Bullies Speak

eweber   April 15, 2010   7 Comments

(Appeared in Smart Brief on Your Career on April 22, 2010) (Appeared in (Practicing Law Institute) PLI Smart Brief April23,2010). See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. When bullies pop an irate question or cynics insist on opinions that provoke… 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 InspireMeToday.com! 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 »