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How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience

How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience | college and career ready |

Sure, running a business is about maximizing the bottom line, but few entrepreneurs care only about the dollars and cents. For most, going into work every day is also about making the world a slightly better place and helping your team get better at what they do. In other words, most business owners aspire to be not just managers but coaches. How do you learn to be a great coach? Thinking back to your Little League days or star turn on the girls’ volleyball team in high school may give you some inspiration. Didn’t the coach point out your weaknesses and provide guidance on how to get better? Your memory doesn’t fail you--traditionally, coaching has largely been about identifying areas in need of improvement and supporting folks as they work towards better performance. But according to the latest science, there's actually a better approach......

Via Thomas Menk, Jocelyn Stoller
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Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings

Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings | college and career ready |

"Thoughtful cognitive neuroscientists such as Rex Jung, Darya Zabelina, Andreas Fink, John Kounios, Mark Beeman, Kalina Christoff, Oshin Vartanian, Jeremy Gray, Hikaru Takeuchi and others are on the forefront of investigating what actually happens in the brain during the creative process. And their findings are overturning conventional notions surrounding the neuroscience of creativity.


The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.


Instead, the entire creative process– from the initial burst of inspiration to the final polished product– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task."

Via HBEsbin, Carol Sherriff, David Hain
Julie King's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:06 PM

Creative process involves the whole brain!

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:26 AM

As humans we seem programmed to divide everything into this and that. Then find out it is all part of a much wider whole. Brain and creativity no different after all!

santina kerslake's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:17 PM

Left + Right = Creativity, interesting news from neuroscience.