Target Teen Talent

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It’s no secret that teens drop out of secondary schools at alarming rates, or that parents complain about wasted tax dollars in broken schools, or that faculty vent about lack of relevancy and low standards. Yet, while most agree that secondary schools stomp out the very mental resources teens bring… Read more »

Target Multiple Intelligences – Run from Lectures

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Take your brain back to the last lecture or meeting you endured, and you’ll likely agree with research that shows how lectures work against human brains.  It’s the same for meetings where few people talk for the most part. You retain less than 5% heard in lectures, while you retain… Read more »

Target to Reboot Your Brain

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We’ve all met dynamic people who know just where they are headed, and observed flounderers who appear headed nowhere. But have you considered the mental dividends that come with setting clear targets, as Zig Ziglar described in this video. Do you know how to reboot for focus? Human brains rewire… Read more »

Compelling Case Against Change…

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Have you heard  reasons given by people who cling to tired routines? The other day the dean of a university’s education department claimed to his audience that he’d like to make changes, but that his university was required to train teachers for schools that already exist out there. Not one… Read more »

Flexibility’s Force and Foibles

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Just as top gymnasts bend without breaking,  flexible brains adapt with unbelievably pliable approaches. Did you know – Human brains come equipped with flexibility, or plasticity, that takes exercise to sustain? Plasticity, or mental elasticity has less to do with age and far more to do with choices? People are… Read more »

Greed, Wall Street, Diversity and Risk

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How many times have you noticed that your own finances have little to do with fast talking wily schemes and rhetoric pumped out by those who control Wall Street’s purse strings? Yet, who would risk change to a financial system that serves so much greed to so-called winners and even… Read more »

The Brain on Cortisol

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Listen to angry rhetoric or cruel name-calling and you are hearing a brain fueled by dangerous stress chemicals. Toxin  that can impact entire groups…. Long before you realize the stress problem, your brain may already be wired to fail.  Simple choices you make about moods today though, will likely surprise you with… Read more »

Target Agreement in Disagreeable Settings

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While some leaders literally wire their brains for gridlock and compromise that can poison communications, it’s also true that disagreements can  blast open  doors to life-changing ethical insights.  When people differ with the brain in mind, they build goodwill among those who differ. How so? If you’ve ever benefited from… Read more »

Beat Intimidation with Creative Vision

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Whenever you cotton onto the notion that people or problems diminish you, that self-critique begins to bury your brain’s tools for excellence. In contrast, your brain holds hidden reflection equipment to build visions that develop confidence and take risks to achieve mind-bending results. Yes, regardless of other’s impressions of your… Read more »