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Learning Theories

Learning Theories | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age
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A sweet infographic on the various theories of learning.

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Tim Ferriss Will Teach You How To Quickly Master Any Skill

Tim Ferriss Will Teach You How To Quickly Master Any Skill | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
How do you get good at anything? Let's count the ways four of course with a man who is clearly very good at counting.
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This is a great 23 minute video on how to get good at anything. Tim Ferriss is a good speaker, and offers simple advice.

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Good Leaders Must be Good People

Good Leaders Must be Good People | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Part of being a good teammate and helping develop a good team chemistry is to play the role of the spot you're in and do it to the best of your abilities.
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It's hard to work for someone who just isn't a good person.

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How To Break The Age Bias Habit - TalentCulture - World of Work

How To Break The Age Bias Habit - TalentCulture - World of Work | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you want to lead others? Start by leaving behind age stereotypes that keep us all from getting ahead. Try these 5 stepsRead More (Thanks! @sonjabl: Excellent read!
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I'm including this because it's a surprisingly difficult thing to do.  Our brains get hard-wired for prejudices we've grown up with.  Even consciously asking yourself not to show bias is sometimes not enough.

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To Change Behavior, First Change Your Message

To Change Behavior, First Change Your Message | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
A workshop was held for a number of organizations working on child nutrition. We described different lessons and findings from social science research and behavioral economics, which deal with how people really behave.

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I'm a big fan of Dan Ariely's work. "Predictably Irrational" is a terrific read for any leader. This piece posted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation site speaks directly to nonprofits and their messaging assumptions.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:16 AM

I'm a big fan of Dan Ariely's work. "Predictably Irrational" is a terrific read for any leader. This piece posted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation site speaks directly to nonprofits and their messaging assumptions.

Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:17 AM

I'm a big fan of Dan Ariely's work. "Predictably Irrational" is a terrific read for any leader. This piece posted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation site speaks directly to nonprofits and their messaging assumptions.

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Is your happiness dependent on your genes?

How some folks manage to always stay positive
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It's rare that I post something from a news program, and especially one such as Fox News.  Howver, here's something that features someone I believe in.  Shawn Achor was one of the parnter-authors in my consulting business.  What may seem on the surface to be no more than  a self-help diatribe, is actually deeply rooted in scientific research on brain theory, how we learn, and the residual impacts our behaviors have on other.

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Leadership Caffeine—When a Leader Needs to Take a Break | Management Excellence by Art Petty

Leadership Caffeine—When a Leader Needs to Take a Break | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Finding the right balance between leading others and feeding your own professional spirit is essential for success and fulfillment.
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Ah yes, let's take a break.  There's a lot brain research suggesting that taking breaks help alot of leadership elements such as focus, relieving physical and mental strain, and helping to jump-start creativity.

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What Brain Science Can Teach Us About Leadership - Jesse Lyn Stoner

What Brain Science Can Teach Us About Leadership - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Our prefrontal cortex allows our judgment to override primitive instincts that no longer serve us. These lessons from brain science can increase your leadership effectiveness.
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This article is the true focus of this Scoop.It feed.  The science of understanding how the brain works is giving us fewer excuses to blame our leadership failures on others.  More than ever we can track the effect of our actions on the behavior, and even the emotional impact, of others.


"Far too many leaders are unaware of the effect of their actions on others, leaving a wake of anxious people in their path. We can’t let them off the hook for this anymore. Brain science has demonstrated that we have the ability to become aware of the effect of our actions AND even more importantly, that through our prefrontal cortex, we have the ability to consciously consider our actions."

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Creating a $30 portable brain recorder - CNBC.com

Creating a $30 portable brain recorder - CNBC.com | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Creating a $30 portable brain recorder
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Affordable brain-recording units have wide-reaching applications for high-impact sports, the military and hands-on science education in classrooms.
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Portable EEG's that promise to tell us how our brains work while we're doing what we're doing.

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The elusive neuroscience of creativity

The elusive neuroscience of creativity | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @TheSchoolOfLife: Dr Ben Martynoga on the science behind the moment of creative insight http://t.co/mrFEAcqBDR
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The Rumble in the Jungle was an epic battle and it's burned into my childhood memory. I've always loved Ali's independence. So having this story as the hook for learning about our own creative minds helps to draw me in. Though I think I'm still waiting for the dew-drenched Zaire moment myself.

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John Michel's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:52 PM

Creativity remains a slippery concept. It is extremely hard to define and very difficult to measure objectively.

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Emotiv's mind-powered road safety system slows the car when a driver's distracted - Wired.co.uk

Emotiv's mind-powered road safety system slows the car when a driver's distracted - Wired.co.uk | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Emotiv's mind-powered road safety system slows the car when a driver's distracted Wired.co.uk Emotiv, the company that has commercialised mind-controlled interfaces with its Epoc headset, has developed a road safety system that automatically slows...
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I rented a new model car last week that had one of those backup televisions.  It was a disaster to use.  Made me dizzy trying to refocus my attention where it was needed.  With this idea, Emotiv's mind-powered road safety system, I'm a bit more skeptical, but ready to reserve judgement. What are your thoughts on a car that reads your mind?

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Why We Lose Our Days To Unproductive Tasks

Why We Lose Our Days To Unproductive Tasks | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
We often say yes to more messes. How can we stop (Are you a "yes" person? Saying "no" to tasks, our own desires, and to unaligned tasks is important for productivity.
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"Busy is the new lazy."  Hmmmm.  I must admit to wading in a bit of irony as I haplessly post this on my own social media.

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John Michel's curator insight, September 23, 2013 2:34 PM

How do you know which parts of your day can be dropped? Check out this article.  

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Are some people born creative?

Are some people born creative? | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
David Cox: New research suggests that the extent to which creativity is heritable may be greater than previously thought (RT @ohh_la_la: RT @guardianscience: Are we born creative?
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Nature or nurture?  Which is it that defines our creative potential.  This article from the Guardian takes the conversation a little further into new theories of brain science.

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Is The Five-Day Week An Outdated Model?

Is The Five-Day Week An Outdated Model? | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Remote working ability is a key requirement for flexible working but many high profile businesses like Hewlett Packard and Yahoo have recently reversed their support for remote working. This article looks at why.
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My response to the above question would be a resounding, "yes!"  What would you think about moving to a different system?

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Steve Gillies's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:50 AM

You gotta be kidding me! When did 5 days a week or 8 hours a day last matter or have any relevance?

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The Role of Attention for Creativity

The Role of Attention for Creativity | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
The relationship between attention and innovation is complex. As we know, managing your attention well falls within the EI domains of self-awareness and self-regulation.But to better understand how
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Creativity in leadership is the heart of this topic. This article goes right to some of the key elements that make a creative leader tick.

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The MBA is being transformed, for better and for worse - The Economist

The MBA is being transformed, for better and for worse - The Economist | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
The MBA is being transformed, for better and for worse
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THE master of business administration is one of the success stories of our time.
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This article details some of the history of MBA programs around the world and focuses on recent shifts in delivery and expectation. Ten years ago I did some research on what companies needed most from new hires. The results were straight-ahead, they wanted quick on their feet problem solvers, astute in their specific field of interest, capable of working on their own.  All things MBA programs were lacking as outcomes.  Today's movement toward specialization is helping part of that equation.

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Why You Should Fill Your Company With 'Athletes'

Why You Should Fill Your Company With 'Athletes' | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
At our company, we work to fill our roster with “athletes.” I don’t mean this necessarily in the physical sense, although it turns out that quite a few of our members are literal athletes – we have a national-class...
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I appreciate this analogy.  I currently work in an organization full of athletes, some competitive, some recreational.  It makes for a lively atmosphere of getting things done.

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Just Make a Decision Already

Just Make a Decision Already | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Why decisive leadership is so rare.
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Go ahead, make a decision.  FInding it harder than you imagined?  Join the majority of corporate managers out there.  When push comes to shove, decisions are difficult to make and harder to live with.

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Nobel Winner: Always Trust Your Numbers. Never Trust Your Gut [video]

Nobel Winner: Always Trust Your Numbers. Never Trust Your Gut [video] | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman says people always overestimate their ability to predict the future. He puts his faith instead in...algorithms.
    
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I posted this earlier to my nonprofit blog, but it's also a fascinating concept from a brain leadership perspective. Do we fool ourselves in thinking we know more than we really do about complex decisions? Can we teach ourselves when it's the right time to develop and use an algorythym to help create more successful outcomes?

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:30 AM

If you can't listen to the advice of a Nobel laureate economist, there's not much hope for you.  Daniel Kahneman is an amazing man.  I'll admit to counting on my gut far too often.  How about you?

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Good and Bad Habits of Smart People | Wise Bread

Good and Bad Habits of Smart People | Wise Bread | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it

An infographic on how smart people get stuff done.

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I'm not a great fan of Infographics that lob a ton of facts onto a long sheet of digital paper.  However, this one speaks to the topic at hand. 

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Leadership Wisdom From My Daughter — Break The Frame

Leadership Wisdom From My Daughter — Break The Frame | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Many leadership development experts would like us to believe that leadership is complex. Truth is, even a 10-year-old has leadership wisdom.
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In my consulting work over the years I've often joked with clients that I learned everything I know about facilitating difficult meetings from teaching junior high school students.  Kids are brilliant teachers, period.

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Lolly Daskal: Is Your Heart in The Right Place?

Lolly Daskal: Is Your Heart in The Right Place? | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
We treat business as a military operation in which only the fittest survive. Our quest for victory may be providing us with short-term wins, but the tactics are hurting us long-term -- in ways that we have yet to fully understand.
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I'd agree with Holly's take on the military analogies to business.
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Leadership Lessons From LEGO

Leadership Lessons From LEGO | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to change leadership. Here are the parallels between building a complex LEGO set and coaching a client through transformational change.
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The by-line on this article is a little misleading.  John Kotter didn't write it.  Ken Perlman who works with John's company did. (You have to go to the bottom to see that.)  You know me as a leadership omnivore.  I take it all as long as it holds its water.  This article seems full of holes. It simply feels like Perlman did this more for the hits the word LEGO would get than any real connection to change management.  


I worked with Kotter and wrote his first workshop material for Leading Change, living and breathing the stuff.  A strong element of Kotter's work was definitely "the more people involved in the change, the more likely it will succeed."  Can you imagine any more than two or three people with their sweaty hands on a LEGO project?  And Kotter's biggest Change Management rule, Urgency.  "Johnny, you've got to find time in your day everyday to stick these blocks together."  I don't think that core tenet works with our LEGO analogy.


It's cute.  I'll give Mr. Perlman that, but the article feels a bit devoid of any substance that I can use anywhere but the family-room.


I will agree however that the Star Wars X-Wing Fighter is still the coolest LEGO set of them all.

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The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and bestselling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reactingand start... (Indeed!
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I can personally attest to the "Mystery Switch" getting thrown when I'm under stress. Sometimes just from drinking too much coffee.

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John Michel's curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:58 PM

You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re asked to perform a task, some mystery switch flips on, leaving you in a state of suspension. Suddenly, you're stuck, unable to take the first step toward achieving that goal.

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Caring or Care-taking?~A Fine Distinction

Caring or Care-taking?~A Fine Distinction | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
This post, from 2011, explores what it means to care about people and why it's important to know the difference between caring and care-taking. =================================================== I...
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How do you support people in your organization without care-taking them? This article from 2011 begins to articulate the divide.

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