Tag Archives: Dr. Ellen Weber

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 »

Fantasy Namungos and Awesome Brain Parts You Lead or Teach

Many ask – “If I don’t tell them – how will they know?” Discover in fantasy characters – with real brain parts – how active brains increase learning through confidence, laughter curiosity and more! Yes – at ALL ages! Namungos help you enjoy your awesome brain even more!

Find the CLEVER in Teens – The Fault in Our Stars

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 »

Add Care to Character

eweber   December 21, 2012   No Comments on Add Care to Character

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!

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?

What If Merges Melded Minds?

People often fear mergers and for good reason. Workers fear losing cooperation they’ve cultivated. Leaders fear compromise and gridlocks that robs progress. It doesn’t have to be that way.

From Mentor to Mindguide

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

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 »

10 Marks of Brainpowered Talent

Do you possess that sense wonder that rolls out unique talents? When organizational growth depends on making more products, in less time, with fewer people for increased dollars, what do you grow? If you crave  innovation’s wealth more than mass production, it’s worth another glance at top talent development. See… Read more »

From Poor Tone – to Brainpower for Innovation

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 »

50 Acts that Enhance Novelty at Work

50 doables below add brainpower  to derail workplace toxins and launch innovations leaders crave for a new era. Understand your proclivity for novelty, and begin to step toward more innovative outcomes for success in a new era. New research about novelty’s power in the brain – only yields its elixirs… Read more »

25 Ways to Boost Brainpower in a Recession

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

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

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

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 »