As a registered “independent” and as MBA professor of leadership, I support men and women on either side of any isle who chase truth, facilitate benefits for all concerned, and lead innovation with the brain in mind. Jeff Flake led an innovative improvement this week. that exemplifies my master level… Read more »
“He’s not interested in communicating with others,” his mother apologized. “Brett’s our introvert,” she said as if introversion defined Brett’s entire character. We’ve all heard it. He’d rather be alone. Or, she rarely accepts party invitations, preferring to read at home alone. All the above relates to our intrapersonal intelligence,… Read more »
Just as brains gravitate to gambling addictions when we pull slot machine levers for unsure results, we also compulsively flip channels for feisty news clips that hold us captive in a toxic grip. Both addictions come with the same inner craving for indeterminate wonder. Both can lead to disaster,… Read more »
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.
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 »
Without regular reflection and renewed directions, common traps in most organizations we work within become sinkhole killers of novelty. How so? …
5 Common Traps that Sink Innovation
To kindle new ideas takes circles of trust. Teams that consciously cultivate trust, open spaces for new ideas. The iPod’s inception, for instance, started with an innovative idea that Steve Jobs’ team kindled into revolutionized communication. Similarly, Fast Company’s awesome design moments unveiled original ideas that emerged from committed teams. Passionate communities, such as Apple and Fast Company, differ mentally from typical workplaces, just as brains of genius inventors vary from minds of complacent masses. How so? The brain’s hippocampus releases a shot of dopamine the brain chemical for kindling novelty.
Great news from GE leaders today, according to WSJ’s Paul Glader. Any organization willing to change and grow, after a fall, also holds potential to create a prototype for global change and growth. Both qualities urgently needed in the broader business community. Bravo! Let’s get behind GE’s initiative and begin… Read more »
Daily you see snippets of courage from leaders you admire – through questions asked and stories shared. Courage to embrace mental confidence, and face danger bravely, remains the last virtue on center stage after you sacrifice who you are now, to embrace who you can become. Have you seen it?… Read more »