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A Global Aggregation of Leading Edge Articles on Management Innovation, Creative Leadership, Creativity and Innovation.  

This is the official blog of Ralph Kerle, Chairman, the Creative Leadership Forum. The views expressed are his own and do not represent the views of the International or National Advisory Board members. ______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Entries in Brain (30)

Tuesday
May192009

Can we make you yawn???

Apparently Einstein used to sleep 11 hours a day including naps

Many artistic creatives like Michelangelo survived on an average of 4 hours a day

How many hours do you need?

Do you work better at night?

You have heard the rhetoric...

Can someone who yawns, make you yawn...

Try some samples, while you think about it...

Emilie's don't yawn game

Sunday
May102009

Brainwriting - Getting More from Your Idea Sessions

Many of us have taken part in brainstorming sessions. These are commonly used to generate ideas, and to come up with a creative solution to a problem. What can often happen during a brainstorming session, however, is that key players on the team speak up and express their ideas. Everyone else then enters the discussion about those few ideas, and they reach a consensus on the solution – without considering many other ideas that could have been generated.

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Friday
May012009

Twitter with your brain

"GO BADGERS" isn't an unusual message to get from the University of Wisconsin at Madison - particularly when it's a status update from Twitter, the texting service that limits users to 140 characters at a time. The unusual thing about this message is how it got to Twitter in the first place:via brain waves. University of Wisconsin doctoral student Adam Wilson's cheer for the hometown team is among the first direct brain-to-Twitter messages ever sent - and it points the way to better communication systems for paralyzed patients who have to cope with the conditions faced by physicist Stephen Hawking and the late Jean-Dominique Bauby, author of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

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Sunday
Apr192009

Test Your Brain

The following evaluations are for windows based machines. If you have a Mac OS X, you can run the evaluations by using Boot Camp or Paralells.

Brain Speed Test
One important measure of how well your brain is doing is related to its speed of processing. Take this test to see how your brain speed compares.

Word List Recall
This simple test is similar to one that is on many cognitive batteries. See how well you remember a list of words you see!

Speech in Noise
Can you hear and understand conversation in a noisy environment? Take this test to measure your ability.

 

Source: BrainFitness Channel

Friday
Apr102009

Active Listening

Hear What People Are Really Saying Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others. We listen to obtain information. We listen to understand. We listen for enjoyment. We listen to learn. Given all this listening we do, you would think we’d be good at it! In fact we’re not. Depending on the study being quoted, we remember a dismal 25-50% of what we hear. That means that when you talk to your boss, colleagues, customers or spouse for 10 minutes, they only really hear 2½-5 minutes of the conversation. Turn it around and it reveals that when you are receiving directions or being presented with information, you aren’t hearing the whole message either. You hope the important parts are captured in your

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