Category Archives: innovation

Dayschool for the Unqualified

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School prepared many of us for jobs that no longer exist, and now life prepares some of us for jobs we’ll invent. Feel unqualified for work you hope to do in the coming year?  No reason to fret if you consider your choices. Why not factor in  the art of… 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 »

Brainpower Response to Universities in Crisis

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Consider current higher education communities in crisis, where one dean said, We pretend to teach them, they pretend to learn. Have you seen the disconnect between learning and leading change for the 21st Century? Yet normal brain activity is now observable to show how humans acquire and use knowledge. How… Read more »

Gary Hamel’s New Management Model

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Here in Radio City Hall, we are challenged to consider innovation as a way of life where we work. Gary Hamel invites live, 5000 top global business leaders at Radio City Hall,  to rethink a new management model where you work. He also questions why we change so little. Have… Read more »

George Lucas on Creativity and Business

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Live in Radio City Hall, this evening – George Lucas admitted he hates writing and hates business even more. Considering this maestro’s highly innovative mind, and lifetime successes, what does this statement say about teaching and learning approaches we cling to? fact is that most teens admit to being bored… Read more »

Jeffrey Sachs on Influence and Money Abuse

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Blogging the goods live from Radio City Hall turned out to be a sobering task if you take Jeffrey Sachs seriously. And I do. He speaks right into the urgent calls for rigorous renewal here at the MITA International Brain Center! Wonder why so little of the money trickles down… Read more »

5 Innovative Leader Questions for 2011

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Whenever I teach Executive MBA Leadership or Organizational Management courses, the brightest students ask why so few leaders facilitate innovation for a new era. Failure to inspire innovative minds, or clinging to leadership ruts that sunk our yesteryears can only keep universities in crisis, and do little to boost business…. Read more »

Sizzler Questions to Innovative WBF09 Leaders

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Here are 2-footed questions addressed to HSM, WBF09 and top global leaders: 1). How can brainpower extend genius opportunities beyond a few who boast power from money? 2). What can be done to open new spigots of innovation within closed corporations that stockpile most resources and guard traditional gates? 3)…. 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 »