Category Archives: communication

Urgent Call to White House – Help Teens!

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Government Funds Promote Failing Secondary Schools People say stimulus money simply creates new layers of bureaucracy that prolong broken secondary school programs. My question is: How will the White House Campaign to Promote Science and Math Education support teens to climb new mental  peaks?  Will successful schools proliferate through fast… Read more »

Community Conversations for Change

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Peter Block creates a brilliant case for brain-based-community-building through conversations that transform. Conversations that create community transformation  for Block, include invitation, possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment and gifts. Do you agree? Interestingly, each of Block’s  entry points to transformation, also offer  segues into brain based communication. Invitational conversation welcomes diversity with… Read more »

Urgent Call for Innovative Interactions

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Have you noticed that when innovative insights predominate, peaceful resolutions seem more attainable? Creative ideas  flit through  brains  like broadband connects internet to computers, then sadly tend to flee as fast. Why so? The human brain craves action to convert  innovation into realities that work. Take all the recent talk… Read more »

Higher Education Reinvention

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  Higher Education and Brain Based Benefits Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from lectures!… Read more »

Delight in Differences with Gifted Facilitators

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Two days ago, while in Jamaica to speak about MITA brain based renewal, I spotted revival alive and well from a car radio. In a vehicle that transported Dr. Robyn McMaster and I to the University of West Indies, radio guests discussed broken systems in general, and Jamaican policies that… Read more »

Facilitate Innovative Brainpower!

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Facilitators with brains in mind, blast open 10 entry points that inspire innovation: At meetings – facilitators add zip to roundtables because people speak and feel heard. Across professions – facilitators inspire shared language that leaves behind jargon to favor communication. In learning circles facilitators draw on multiple literacies to… Read more »

Renewal Runs Deeper than Dollars

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When government tosses out money as renewal incentives, in hope that dollars buy benefits, bureaucracies respond with inferiority.  Rewards and pay-for-performance practices work against renewal, according to Alfie Kohn who draws from hundreds of studies. Do you agree? Have leaders of educational institutes removed themselves from the heart of problems… Read more »

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

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When you rev up mental equipment daily to either sink or swim, you discover how creativity and curiosity will trump criticism and intimidation. How then can you experience mental power in settings where no brain is left behind? One friend and fellow leader Dave Caiazza, put it this way: Work… Read more »

Snip your Amygdala Before you Snipe Back

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Did you know that emotions survive after memories vanish? Or do you wonder what moods and behavior heads or hearts control? Yesterday,  on a walk in the woods with a gifted young leader, I once again saw his ethics, openness and willingness to become vulnerable in order to learn new… Read more »

Gentle Links to Human Brainpower

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When Gandhi taught, In a gentle way you can shake the world, he highlighted tone missing today in communications across cultures. Do your tone skills show gentle as a strength to shake a world?  Scholar Kent Nerbum’s words, “Remember to be gentle with yourself and others,”  highlight  intelligences that cultivate… Read more »