The Divided Brain 2.0

Misinformation regarding the brain is in no short supply.  The most common misinformation is likely regarding the hemispheres of the brain.  This stems from the popularity of the topic in the 70’s and 80’s driven by the first split brain operations.  In this RSA animation, Iain McGilchrist revisits the divided brain with newer insight debunking the most commonly heard myths.  However, what he brings to the table is a new understanding that may prove more interesting than what is most frequently presented.

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

A Pep Talk from Kid President

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This  video was shown at the closing of the 2014 Allambi Ignite Conference held in New South Wales, Australia.  It was a nice element to include in the closing of an excellent conference.  You just can’t have too much Kid President!    

For the Heroes

Superhero kid

This video was shared by Simon Walsh at the opening of the 2014 Ignite Conference in New South Wales.  It was the beginning of an excellent conference.  Indeed, it will be sad when Kid President grows up.  

Beware Neuro-bunk

As new brain research is published, the media and many marketers are quick to “run with the data” and often far exceed the true meaning of the research.  In this 2012 TED talk, neuroscientist Molly Crockett explains the limits of interpreting neuroscientific data, and why we should all be aware of them.

Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk

 

 

Drive

A beautifully animated talk by Daniel Pink the author of Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Managing to Strengths

We work with youth and we work with youth from a “strength-based” perspective.  However, when we work with staff who work with youth, do we use a “strength-based” perspective?

“We studied what makes companies and teams great—and we uncovered a secret: focus on your strengths. The key to increasing team productivity, customer satisfaction and employee retention is to make sure that you and your team members have the chance to play to your strengths every day. Unfortunately, only 2 out of 10 people do so.” – Marcus Buckingham

Common management practices (performance appraisals, etc.) often focus on weaknesses (goals for improvement, etc.) and less on strengths.  Wouldn’t it make more sense and wouldn’t we be more effective if we aligned all elements of our work to a “strength-based” perspective?

Marcus Buckingham has been a leader of “strength-based” leadership in the business world.