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How to Have Great Ideas More Often, According to Science

How to Have Great Ideas More Often, According to Science | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Ah, ideas. Who doesn't want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce.
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This one's a perfect candidate for a Mythbusters episode.  Let's plan to have better ideas more often!

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Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are suited to social skills and memory, men's perception and co-ordination
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And now from the "tell us something we didn't already know" department. Debate hazard ahead.  Please don't read this out loud at the dinner table.   "These maps show us a stark difference ... in the architecture of the human brain that helps provide a potential neural basis as to why men excel at certain tasks and women at others,"

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AnnC's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:09 PM

I am sure that there is a range of skills in all areas for males and females.  Research is usually looking at comparing averages and variability in groups.

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10 New Year's Resolutions for the Servant Leader - Great Leaders Serve

10 New Year's Resolutions for the Servant Leader - Great Leaders Serve | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
As this year winds down, I’m preoccupied with the question of how I can be more effective next year. My historical method, and the process I’ve started for 2014, has been to create a plan – complete with goals, strategies and tactics.
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Every once in a while I get to stand on my soap box here at Whole Brain Leadership.  Mark Miller's work has been pivitol in my own learning over the past few years.  Be sure to check out his book, The Heart of Leadership.  He's donating100% of proceeds of that book to charity.  Good stuff.

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John Michel's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:26 AM

What's on your New Years resolution list? If your unsure, here are some insightful options.

Terri Goldson's curator insight, December 26, 2013 9:12 PM

Get ready for 2014 and beyond...no limits!

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Dolf van den Brink of Heineken USA, on Transparency

Dolf van den Brink of Heineken USA, on Transparency | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
By making its office space more compact and installing a big indoor window, the C.E.O. of Heineken USA says he helped its employee engagement go “through the roof.” ("If there's no constructive conflict ...
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Leadership lessons from beer.  Finally!

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Thanksgiving: The Struggling Heart

Thanksgiving: The Struggling Heart | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
In America this week, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Many will spend the day with family, eating a scrumptious meal in the company of loved ones and celebrating with a grateful heart.
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My wife and I just had a conversation this morning about being grateful, and how to explain it to young people.  Lolly Daskal does something even tougher, she puts gratefulness into a poetic frame to help adults understand its profound influence on us.  Good stuff for every leader to take with them this week.  Thanks Lolly.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:16 AM

As human beings, we possess the desire to know ourselves and find meaning, but the truth is life is often difficult and the last thing we want is to be grateful.

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People Don't Leave Companies -- They Leave Leaders!

People Don't Leave Companies -- They Leave Leaders! | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
A "company" is just a legal entity. A "business" is a collection of desks and computers. No one resigns because of that.
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This is a searing look at the cause of people leaving organizations.  It puts a lot of emphasis on the responsibility of leadership.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 24, 2013 12:33 PM

The  #1 reason for workplace stress...burnout...and ultimately, resignation: bosses. 

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Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.
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Does the inevitability of ongoing poverty impact the way our brains make a decisions?  

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Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.
The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?
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Hey you.  Yes you the would-be corporate giant.  Do you have a personal brand?  Did you even know you needed one?  Read on.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:59 AM

Hey you.  Yes you the would-be corporate giant.  Do you have a personal brand?  Did you even know you needed one?  Read on.

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Leadership By Virtue: Leadership and responsibility

Leadership By Virtue: Leadership and responsibility | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Responsibility translates into commitment to finish something. People mostly like and tend to hide from responsibility for their deeds, actions, and decisions.
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I wasn't exactly sure about this post as it looks mostly like a sales pitch for his book. Then I got to this quote and now feel like it might be worth a read. 


“There is one rule for the industrialist: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.”  While most executives understand and follow the first two parts of Henry Ford's ‘one rule’, most ignore the third (and most important) part.  It says a lot about responsibility too. C-level is “responsible” for making a profit and not for the people they manage or lead.  


I haven't read the book, but will take a look now.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:21 PM

“There is one rule for the industrialist: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.”  While most executives understand and follow the first two parts of Henry Ford's ‘one rule’, most ignore the third (and most important) part.  It says a lot about responsibility too. C-level is “responsible” for making a profit and not for the people they manage or lead. 

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Why Analysis Is Not Enough And Passion Is So Important - A Story From Henry Mintzberg

Why Analysis Is Not Enough And Passion Is So Important - A Story From Henry Mintzberg | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
In the Analytic module of our International Masters In Practicing Management and our Advanced Leadership Program for executives, my colleague Henry Mintzberg likes to use this story to show how analysis can get in the way of really understanding an...
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This is a perfect blog post that uses a little metaphorical storytelling to get across a very important point how we analyze our environment as leaders.  I happen to know several oboe players who would like to see this too.

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Your brain sees things that you don't - PBS NewsHour

Your brain sees things that you don't - PBS NewsHour | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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Your brain sees things that you don't
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Jay Sanguinetti, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, showed study participants black and white silhouettes.
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How fast does your brain comprehend what it sees?  This study may surprise you.  There's a lot going on in literal split-seconds as we look at our world through these eyes.  How might this knowledge change how you see your business?

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Attention regulates emotion

Attention regulates emotion | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Extremes of every kind of attention are a problem. It’s important to find a balance between too narrow a focus, and attention that's too widely dispersed.
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I love to toss in a few meditative concepts into this discussion of how your brain helps you lead. Don't worry, I haven't lost my edge, and I'm not becoming a yogi just yet.  I do however undertand the power of attention, and how to get it.  Often times it requires an attitude completely foreign from the leadership merry-go-round we love to ride.

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Wearing the Mantle of Leadership: Tips for Relaxation and Quieting the Mind | Legacy in the Making Magazine

Wearing the Mantle of Leadership: Tips for Relaxation and Quieting the Mind | Legacy in the Making Magazine | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
My latest article for Legacy in the Making Magazine: Wearing the Mantle of Leadership. http://t.co/uvX04rhBor
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When you live in the center of the storm in your company, it's difficult to find that quieting time to take stock.  

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Is Thought Leadership the Same as Change Leadership?InPower ...

Is Thought Leadership the Same as Change Leadership?InPower ... | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
There are so many ways to “lead” that sometimes we get confused trying to distinguish them all.
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For years I was co-owner of a "thought leadership" company that specialized in change management.  While I disagree with the simple nature of the premise of this article, I will concur that change management should be part of every leader's cadre' of expertise. It makes for an interesting read.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 11, 2015 12:23 AM

We are defined by who we are and what we do not by label

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The Dream Team: The Influence of Savants on Business Today

The Dream Team: The Influence of Savants on Business Today | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
This is the fourth and final post I will be publishing based on the research by Don Fornes, founder and CEO at Software Advice, who wrote a series called Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team. In
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I've worked with such people in my business.  It is at the same time an extraordinary and maddening experience... likely for both sides.

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Inside the Brain of a Leader

Inside the Brain of a Leader | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Can neurological rewiring boost leadership skills?
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As any layman might suppose, the brains of effective leaders tend to look pretty similar when it comes to electrical patterns.  So the non-layman scientists have to say about that?  A short piece, but enlightening nonetheless.

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Lynne Stone's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:53 PM

An interesting addition to the debate Leaders: born or made?

donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:50 AM

Do great leaders have distinctive brains?


(From the article): It may even be possible to teach this part of your brain to operate more effectively. Waldman says neurofeedback training--essentially a rewiring of the brain--can hone yourleadership chops. He and his colleagues are developing neurofeedback protocols forleadership development.

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

http://www.ted.com Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a dee...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

On this day before Thanksgiving I thought we'd take a look at what it means to be a leader in a different sense.  Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to researcher Brene Brown on empathy, vulnerability, love, and belonging.

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Are you as Honest as you Think You Are? The Leadership and Character Conundrum

Are you as Honest as you Think You Are? The Leadership and Character Conundrum | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
When senior executives are asked in a casual conversation what they most value in a subordinate, the most frequent answer is "honesty" or "integrity."  Because of the consistency of this response from senior executives, as our leadership...
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Honesty and integrity always score high as criteria in hiring models, but do executives actually share the values they demand of their employees. Forbes looks into this issue.

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The Little Book of Procrastination Remedies : zenhabits

The Little Book of Procrastination Remedies : zenhabits | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it

Procrastination is one of those topics that, it seems, I can’t write enough about. There isn’t a person among us who doesn’t procrastinate, and that’s a fact of life.

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This post offers a few quick snippets from the book Focus.

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Forbes India Magazine - Is Leadership an Increasingly Difficult Balancing Act?

Forbes India Magazine - Is Leadership an Increasingly Difficult Balancing Act? | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
The notion that organizations increasingly will have to pursue transient strategic advantage rather than sustained advantage intensifies the challenge for leaders, says Professor Jim Heskett. What do YOU think?
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I didn't even know Forbes had a branch in India.  What kind of balancing act do you do everyday as a leader?

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» How to Stop Your Creative Thinking - The Creative Mind

» How to Stop Your Creative Thinking - The Creative Mind | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Creativity author Michael Michalko addresses self-limiting thinking and behavior that keeps people from being more creative.

Via MyCreativeTeam
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Two deadly sins of our psyche designed to kill off our creativity.

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8 Brain Research Discoveries Every Instructional Designer Should Know About

8 Brain Research Discoveries Every Instructional Designer Should Know About | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Educators, eLearning professionals and trainers should be interested in the brain because after all, they teach brains! (RT @SHIFTelearning: #eLearning professionals ought to be interested in the brain--after all, they teach brains!
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As an instructional designer, workshop leader, and facilitator most of these elements ring true.  Now to find a way to use them.

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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds - NPR (blog)

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds - NPR (blog) | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds
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Mayer thinks the bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we're growing up, and possibly influence our moods, behavior and feelings when we're adults.
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I made a batch of yogurt at home last night.  I like the stuff, and I've always thought it helps settle my stomach.   I had no idea however that the result of such personal science projects in my belly might actually effect my emotional state, and/or what I think.  Read and listen to this piece from NPR.

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When managers fumble: 5 tips for repairing your reputation | Poynter.

Create. Inform. Engage.| Journalism training, media news & how to's (RT @Poynter: When managers fumble: 5 tips for repairing your reputation http://t.co/r6AcHY4k0W #4 Invite observation & feedback...
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How someone responds to a blow to their self-esteem is usually more of a true measure of their mettle than why the blow occurred in the first place.

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The Many Reasons Long Hours Are Awful For You, Your Work, And Your Clients

The Many Reasons Long Hours Are Awful For You, Your Work, And Your Clients | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Longer is not always better.("Hourly wages and the classic 40-hour work week have trained us to measure our labor by the number of hours we log" http://t.co/GZ7RY41MXJ)...
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Four day work-weeks notwithstanding, working longer is simply not the best solution to production or workplace health.  Throw some life into the mix of your workday!

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