Posts Tagged ‘Critical thinking’

Yes! You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) we now know that the brain can be rewired at any age. Through new experiences and challenges, new neurons will form. It is called neuroplasticity. Yes, you can teach baby boomers, and older knowledge workers—even X and W generations—how to think out-of-the-box. You can teach them how to turn […]

So, how do you get left-brain people to use more of their right brain? How do you turn efficiency into effectiveness?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Left-brain linear thinking drilled home throughout our formal educational process in the U.S. focuses on the most efficient way to solve problems. Decades of hearing “No, you can’t. Here’s the answer” sadly develops linear thought processes and that debilitating habit energy driving much of the thinking in corporate America today. Habit energy (mindlessness), is the rusty brain […]

Leadership Role Model

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The old ways don’t work anymore. Slowly, ever so slowly, business leaders are finally waking up to the fact that top down autocratic leadership doesn’t work anymore. So what’s taking its place? True confessions by executives who stopped drinking the business school Kool-Aid, an increasing wave of research studies, and business school academic pontifications are […]

Whole-Body Thinking Make Cents $$

Monday, September 7th, 2015

On one hand, the quest for innovation by companies, organizations and individuals remind me of the story behind the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” We know the ark is out there somewhere, it not easy to find and the path to get there is increasingly dangerous. On the other hand, the path to innovation […]

Powerful, Innovative, Creative Business Models

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Innovate or fall behind One of the pressures every major business faces today is innovate or fall behind. So how does an organization face the challenge of growing creative capital? So how do they tap the creative potential of their employees? A business’s underrated and untapped creative asset is their human capital. Studies show that […]

Combining Right-Brain, Left-Brain Activities for Success

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Combining right brain activities with left brain activities is proving to be the most successful path to meaningful innovation by fostering critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration.

Thanksgiving Thoughts 2

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” – Thich Nhat Hanh quote It was dramatic to watch my grandmother decapitate a turkey with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. […]

Thanksgiving Thoughts 1

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. – Meister Eckhar Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald […]

Left Brain Right Brain

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Do you have the 21st Century Skills in your company to stimulate and foster critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration for innovation? Or are your in-house skills still based on the long-past Industrial Age MBA skills of analytical, logical, sequential, linear thinking? Face it, even the Technological Age ended as we entered the 21st […]

Yes! You can teach old dogs new tricks! part 2

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) we now know that the brain can be rewired at any age. Through new experiences and new challenges new neurons will form. It is called neuroplasticity. Welcome to the innovative world of whole brain thinking, a world where both left and right hemispheres of the brain are working in […]