Category Archives: innovation

US Diversity Score Needs Help!

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Most of us run from leadership where one person controls and others comply. My question is: Where do we run? Successful leadership, we know,  depends more on fostering quality differences from high-performance minds.  But how so? Brainpowered tools, as we call them here at Mita International Brain Center,  equip leaders… Read more »

25 Tips to Men + Women = Brainpower

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It’s no secret that women and men leaders differ, and  research now shows that’s the case even at rest. My question is: How can we capitalize on brainpower differences between men and women to raise the leadership IQ of our sinking world? Did you know for instance, that while many… Read more »

Traditional or Brainpowered Leadership?

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Traditional Leaders Differ from Mita Brainpowered Leaders in 5 Core Areas: Which side of the chart best shows your leadership approach?   Traditional Leaders see Headship as Central- while Innovation is Central to Brainpowered Leaders Traditional Leaders   —      Mita Brainpowered Leaders 1 Tell and Deliver Question and… Read more »

10 Windows into Innovation

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Have you ever sat with a good friend near an open window, on a warm spring day? Scents of new life ride on gentle breezes that refresh the entire room. In contrast, when gridlock enters a room, you see stuffy settings and breathe stale air with little escape from its… Read more »

Rekindle Brainpower or Spin Wheels?

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People ask how they can rekindle brainpower to do something novel. If you’ve slipped into potholes of anger, disappointment, or anxiety lately –  you likely feel the need for a new shot at success. For some it’s a matter of moving beyond ruts and into renewed opportunities. For others it’s… Read more »

Innovation Brainpower in Opposites

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Has your workplace sunken you into a quagmire of broken practices, cranky managers, or a shrinking public purse? Few deny that frustrations follow from spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.  Stress that increasingly bombards workplaces, also lowers brainpower.  If that watch-your-back syndrome consumes your  time and talent, you are not… Read more »

Inventing or Venting?

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It likely comes as no surprise that human brains cannot vent and invent at the same time. Some media programs, and many organizations for that matter – enable venting in ways that preclude its opposite. How so? See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings… Read more »

Mix the Ages for More Innovative IQ

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Going nowhere with your workforce? Crave change that adds talent for innovation? Plasticity makes it easier to run from ruts of uniformity or sidestep flawed thinking, by reshaping your brain to consider new realities. You’ve likely noticed how diversity experiences differ for those who value others and capitalize on differences…. Read more »

What if Diversity Could Jumpstart your Organization?

It takes integration skills to activate diversity across an organization. Integration opens access for shared values across a wider reach. Unfortunately though, integration skills are not being developed at growth sessions or applied at work, according to research. In October 2010, McKinsey Quarterly,  Aaron DeSmet, Monica McGurk, and Elizabeth Schwartz,… Read more »

10 Whole Brain Essentials for Innovative Era

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1.       Ask – don’t tell. What if you were to ask one innovative question to a leader you encounter? What if you held back a strong opinion, in favor of learning from others today? Imagine the ground-breaking results for innovative workplace solutions you pioneer. Great solutions often span right and… Read more »