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

L_R brain

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 cap that shackles too many people into believing it is…  “the only way to do a task,” “the way we have always done it,” “the way we know it works” – “THE SAFE WAY.” So how do you turn efficiency into effectiveness?

Efficient – Yes. Innovative – No! Mindlessness–Yes. Mindfulness – No.

Right-brain thinking involves risk taking, exploration, seeking alternative methods, adventuring, doing whatever it takes to achieve the desired goal. Failure is a positive attribute in right-brain thinking. Visionary leaders encourage right-brain thinking. They believe that one learns more from their mistakes than from being sedentary and complacent.

You become a more effective right-brain thinker through arts-based problem solving techniques. The visual and performing arts are a major way to significantly change limiting habit energy into creative energy. The arts provide highly effective tools and techniques to get people to break free from their mental shackles, to think expansively and envision solutions to problems in ways they never did before.

Executives in my workshops learn more about collaboration through improvisation exercises, and silent group activities such as collective sculpting and structure building than they learned from formal classes in collaboration they attended in executive business school programs.

Rapidly growing numbers of Fortune 500 companies are deploying arts-for-business based training and mindfulness training to foster critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration across all levels of their organizations.

Mindful collaboration is critical to effectively achieving innovation goals. Are you or your company as effective as possible? Did you achieve the desired effect and reach your goals?

To learn how to spark creativity and innovation in your company please email me at larry@larryblumsack.com. Learn more about me here.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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