Monthly Archives: February 2009

Do Social Networks Add Friends?

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Would you agree with Oxford Scholar, Robin Dunbar, that brainpower limits the size of your social network? Master connectors do better than most. Team building expert, and friend, Mike Cardus sent me an interesting article today to show how many friends most people engage online. Dunbar’s research concluded that the… Read more »

Awaken Universities – with Learning at Center

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Some say it’s easier to move a graveyard than renew a university. Others say that science is shedding light on brainpower in ways that should reconfigure higher education’s vision and practice. It seems to me that one surefire way to rejuvenation any campus would be to return learning as higher… Read more »

Motivation – Wings for Achievement

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If motivation adds wings for achievement, and if when cut off – performance drops to the ground, what does your motivational airship look like today? My point is, unless you know what motivation looks like, you’ll rarely ride its wonder, or fuse its mental energy into your day. To cross … Read more »

Math and Science Can Leak Brainpower

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Leaders watch US education falling behind globally, and mistakenly call for far much more math and science. On first glance, hard science focus may make sense, expect for dangerous imbalance to human brains and achievement. How so?  Learners, equipped with a full range of  multiple intelligences, use their unique mix… Read more »

Meta-messages – Lower Intelligence

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Have you noticed  people who speak meta-messages that leave victims running for escape hatches? You begin to question flaws between their lines because what you hear is not what the speaker means. How does it happen? People who lack interpersonal  intelligence, tend to use meta-messages instead of honest communications, and… Read more »

Interplay Between Motivation and Results

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Whenever we prepare conferences on the human brain, the thought of reaching so many professionals and a skeptic or two who’d rather fight ideas that offer alternatives, seems daunting at first. Has that overwhelmed feeling happened to you? Interestingly,  when we break the work down into doable tasks that allow… Read more »

Engage Differences for Creative Change

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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 »

Reflect Peace to Trump any Battle Plan

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What tactics would you engage to solve conflicts, if war or violence was no longer an option? Perhaps a better way of asking is, “What marks of a peace plan could trump your next battle plan?” Consider those who act on deep seated beliefs, such as generosity, service and social… Read more »