Monthly Archives: April 2009

Frontier Brains to be Different

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Check out this video of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke at 37 and studied her own brain as the stroke took place. Over the years it took to recover, Jill also learned how courage comes from deep inner peace triggered in the… Read more »

Social Justice or Bolstered Brainpower?

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Social justice often fails because one group of people alone rarely brings equal or ethical opportunities to another. Building stronger communities across differences inspires meaningful contributions from all. Yet some see current notions of social justice as flawed in that it presupposes that others are less mentally capable. You? 1…. Read more »

Why Brain Based Approaches?

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Spot any gap where you live or work, regardless of how small, and you may well be staring into the eyeballs of your own destiny.  How so? Even though I taught university classes and facilitated top leaders around the world for many years, it still surprises me how few people… Read more »

Why Taxes Tax Your Brain

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Well known savant, Daniel Tammet who easily recites 22,514 numbers in order, also reminds readers in Wide Sky,  that he struggled to do simple sums in math class. If that failure to fit math methods favored in school speaks to you, you likely find yourself among those of us who… Read more »

Wild Animal Brains Stoke Peace. Yours?

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When I became a US citizen, the presiding federal judge facilitated humor, goodwill and patriotism to build a peaceful climate across global differences. The result? Newly minted citizens from war torn and healthy countries came together to celebrate common ground. Because of newly discovered plasticity, we know that human brains… Read more »

A Brain Based Dream

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At a university debate on the brain’s role in education, the dean asked: Why bring the brain into learning, when higher education already has traditions and a proven history? How would you have responded? Looking back, I likely should have told about my own dream that leaders and learners can … Read more »

Brainstorming’s Not for Naysayers!

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Brainstorming’s for people who create – while cynics tend to taint its power to change, improve, or refresh practices in any workplaces. That’s from facts innate to the high-performing brain. Could dynamic mental discoveries inspire your next brainstorming session?  Expert facilitators ensure that during any brainstorming session – all offerings… Read more »