Category Archives: plasticity

Overjoyed or Overwhelmed this Christmas?

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Job loss or economic woes? Why do tough times stir despair in some and courage in others, especially during holidays like Christmas? When people feel life hitting back – below the belt, why do some rise and some fall? I’d been inspired  in discussions on this dilemma,  with Robyn, Eva,… Read more »

Ode to One Senator’s Brain Based Innovation!

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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 »

Plasticity’s Pathway to Innovation

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Have you seen good ideas crushed by bullies, cynics or naysayers where you work?  Before Michael Merzenich became the world’s leading researcher on brain plasticity, cynics with hard science credentials, insisted brainpower and intelligence was fixed. Simply put, people insisted that elderly brains don’t change much, for instance, and that… Read more »

I Alone Cannot Change …

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Or can I? We now know that the brain’s plasticity (or its ability to change itself) helps us become the change we seek. Take a situation where cynicism and sarcasm trumps sincerity. Ever wonder how to cultivate a healthier setting where humor leaves others laughing too. Have you seen the… Read more »

Be the Person You Want Others to See in You

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Did you know that your brain’s plasticity equips you to become the person you’d like others to see in you? YOUR TURN! Join our Brain Based Circles! Would love to meet you at any of the following! Brain Leaders and Learners Blog Mita Brain Center Facebook efweber on Pinterest @ellenfweber… Read more »

What Happens If You Risk Change in Smug or “Content” Cultures?

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You meet people daily who feel afraid to fix a broken anything because they fear they’ll end up alone, stuck and without support, in self-satisfied circles that see new ideas as mere buzz at best. Inner terror is only intensified by physiological challenges, such as your mental makeup. Do the… Read more »

Age Graciously or Voraciously?

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Do you lie about age, or do others find inspiration from your maturity? Perhaps more importantly – can you laugh at age? Do predictable answers fly from your tongue like corn pops over heat, or do you investigate and weigh different viewpoints? Would friends describe you as gracious and set… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

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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 »

Namungos Predict Your Success!

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Your brain holds remarkable clues about your success or failure in the coming term! How so? You’ll run with novelty or default to ruts. Enter namungos WM and BAS to show you how so… Read more about how to run with novelty rather than default to ruts… 2. You’ll trigger… Read more »