Category Archives: change

What’s New?

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“What’s new?”  People often ask me, as if something really is. When I hear others asked what’s new, I’ve often heard back the conversation closer, “Not much.” Researchers begin new projects with questions about what’s new that leave people like me wondering if something will change eventually, and if so… Read more »

Activate the Brain’s Compassion for Fun and Inspiration

What will you do for COMPASSION and it’s handmaiden FUN this week? How might you spawn an interactive CARE and KINDNESS today? Will your week look more like the pig or the dog in this video? I started a KINDNESS project with my grandchildren and an interactive brain based COMPASSION… Read more »

Brain Related Renewal for 2018?

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For every year learning renewal escapes us, learners fail to get the support deeply vital for our future leaders. Could 2018 be the year we reboot learning goals and rewire education targets to unleash hidden and unused intelligences all around us? Ask the lecturer in this video and he will… Read more »

Celebrate Growth across Diverse People and Ideas

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What’s missing or broken in your daily situation? Do some people feel unable to speak up or feel heard? Do different generations find chances to be in charge in your circles? Simply stated – do millennials and boomers learn from and support one another at the peaks? Is there flexibility… Read more »

Looking to Change a Culture? Brain Based Co-Creations Move Mindsets

Have you ever proposed change to a traditional board? I’m talking about an  interactive exchange where board members co-create and help re-shape tangible benefits for current and future members.  Such a proposal – if highly interactive – can put  you on your way to co-facilitating change within the culture this… Read more »

Will Today Change You or Inspire Others in New Directions?

Does change ever shake you to your core? Moving from a holiday back to work? Away from or closer to people you love? From one job or career interest to another? Let’s face it, change can either debilitate us or rejuvenate us. A few weeks ago my darling daughter invited… Read more »

Combine Climate, Robots, Minecraft, Grandparents and Kids!

Who doesn’t love a great story? And who’s not into Minecraft creations, or a loving grandparent cuddle? Finally, who’s not concerned about problems such as text neck, because kids are online too much? If you say, yes to any of these three  it only makes sense to engage young readers hot topics… Read more »

What Happens If You Risk Change in Smug or “Content” Cultures?

You meet people daily who feel afraid to fix a broken anything because they fear they’ll end up alone, stuck and without support, in self-satisfied circles that see new ideas as mere buzz at best. Inner terror is only intensified by physiological challenges, such as your mental makeup. Do the… Read more »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

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Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »

Mental Tools in Stress Free Zones

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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.

Stress kills!

Could Mindfulness Counter Dark Money with Richer Brainpower?

In response to Jane Mayer’s  mind-bending book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, what if we take another look at mindful brains beyond bucks? If an immediate response is urgent, and I think it is,  how can we each help lead… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower   could mindfulness and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock images we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing, and fun-filled images get lost. To learn and lead mindfully though, takes more… Read more »

Parents’ Brains Onboard Secondary Schools

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Parents care deeply about their teens! Yet surveys show that too few parents of teens spot much incentive to enter some secondary schools. It doesn’t have to be that way LA’s “worst school” discovered when they reached out to parents and soon became the best.  It turns out that many… Read more »

Troubleshooting Tips and Brain Based Benefits

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When learning or leadership problems pop up – how do you troubleshoot to ensure that all those you mentor, coach, teach, or facilitate will takeaway more?   Below are brain-compatible strategies I use and I’d love to hear your tips. YOUR TURN! Join our Brain Based Circles! Would love to… Read more »

Smart Skills for 21st Century Agility

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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 »

An Inuit Elder Taught Me How Ravens Walk and Soar as We Can Too

When I worked in the High Arctic in the 90’s, I met a wise Inuit elder who inspired me in new ways to face everyday challenges. He shared how ravens on Baffin Island (up by Greenland) surprised everybody when they began to walk one-day in the 80s. “Before that, ravens… Read more »

Your Brain on Peer Support

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To support colleagues and draw support from peers means to first discover what brains crave in common and how they operate. How so? Imagine for instance, that we could build a learning community together to support all. Imagine that each will benefit from shared strengths that improve our circles daily…. Read more »

Namungos to Disrupt for Innovative Choices!

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After a lifetime of attending and leading conferences to get more from our awesome brains, I see why participants leave some traditional gatherings with so few takeaways. Interested in more meaningful outcomes from your next meeting? My namungos (fictional characters with real brain parts) show a few cool ways we… Read more »

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

Some ask why we fear teen’s insights? I ask, How can we  improve learning by changing the metaphor so 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… Read more »