Tag Archives: Dr. Ellen Weber

Plasticity’s Pathways 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 »

25 Clues of University Brainpower

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  Looking for a college campus, where brainpower predominates, people are capital, and renewal is on-going? Here are 25 newly discovered brain facts, that will invigorate your search, and offer clues to renewed higher education: Faculty and students radiate enthusiasm for their work,  and express genuine interest in one another’s…. Read more »

20 Questions Determine a Brain’s Leadership Fate

Some say brains are born to lead. Others see leadership as a learned skill. I say that gene pools play a  part – yet what you do daily can rewire your brain for transformational leadership. What do you say? Your  brain’s equipped to leap toward new challenges or default to… Read more »

Why Meetings Suck if Bullies Speak

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(Appeared in Smart Brief on Your Career on April 22, 2010) (Appeared in (Practicing Law Institute) PLI Smart Brief April23,2010). See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. When bullies pop an irate question or cynics insist on opinions that provoke… Read more »

Inspire Me Today Invitation

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  Hello friends and colleagues! Please join me over at wonderfully motivating community led by Huffington Post writer, Gail Goodwin, on Monday, January 18th, 2010 at InspireMeToday.com! On Monday, the 18th I’ll share invited insights from my experiences in an exclusive 500-word article – Act Like a Genius – on… Read more »

GE Lead Brain Based Way?

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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 »

Higher Education Reinvention

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  Higher Education and Brain Based Benefits Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from lectures!… Read more »

Welcome to Brain Leaders and Learners!

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As a lifetime student of the brain, I’ve barely scratched the surface of compelling new questions that empower learning and leading. Questions that harness more brainpower and add success to an ordinary day. Look at newly available brain imaging, for instance, and you’ll spot daily opportunities that spill over into learning… Read more »