Liquidating Brain Power: Brain Exercises with High ROIs


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Liquidating Brain Power: Brain exercises with high ROI’s

Is intelligence a function of nature or nurture? Are people born smart or do they become smart? The safest answers are “it depends” or “all of the above”. Despite the differences among us, we all search for ways to maximize our potential. There are some key habits, exercises, and ways of thinking that can help you increase your memory, make more strategic decisions, increase understanding, and enhance mental clarity. This workshop will expose you to simple things that you can do on a regularly basis to challenge your mind, engage your thinking, and access greater creativity and intellectual focus.

Learning Outcomes: Increase capacity to encourage innovation and motivation in self and others

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

a) Identify habits to increase memory and thinking
b) Explore strategies to increase creativity
c) Play brain teasing games to enhance focus

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Liquidating Brain Power: Brain Exercises with High ROIs

  1. 1. LIQUIDATING BRAINPOWER Brain Exercises With High ROI’s Kimberly Rattley Creative Synergy Solutions, INC
  2. 2. Overview • • • • • • • The Business Need for Creativity The Box in the Mind Generativity Theory Capturing Challenging Broadening Surrounding
  3. 3. Brains Versus Brawn David Roth: Quite Leadership People are being paid to think as opposed to build. We are knowledge workers.
  4. 4. Neural Pathways To improve performance you need to improve thinking – not dismantle it, but allow for ‘AHA’ moments in which the complexity of my brains neural pathways cross.
  5. 5. Creativity and Innovation How would you define creativity and innovation?
  6. 6. The Power to Create Create new and novel ways of doing things. Innovation: The ability to create something of value.
  7. 7. Truth or Myth
  8. 8. Nick Souter: Box In the Mind • • • • • • Fear Assumptions Knowledge Rules Habits Complacency 9
  9. 9. Box In The Mind: Fear Fear of the Unknown, Fear of Failure, Fear of Looking Foolish. What other fears do you think hold people back? 10
  10. 10. Box In The Mind: Assumptions Assumptions: Filter everything we see around us. Blind us to new alternatives. 11
  11. 11. Box In The Mind: Knowledge Knowledge: Knowing what we know can keep us from discovering what we don’t know. 12
  12. 12. Box In The Mind: Rules Rules: What rules are you unwilling to challenge? Are you a person that other people are afraid to question your authority? 13
  13. 13. Box In The Mind: Habits Habits: Doing the same way all the time because it is convenient 14
  14. 14. Box In The Mind: Complacency Complacency: creates a false sense of security that everything is running smoothly. Generates the phrase if it ‘ain’t broken don’t fix it 15
  15. 15. What’s In Your Box? 16
  16. 16. Activity 17
  17. 17. Activity “Before the beginning of great brilliance there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, he must look foolish to the crowd.” I Ching ( or Book of Changes) 18
  18. 18. Dr. Robert Epstein Novel behavior is the dynamic result of previously established behaviors, new ideas result from the interactions with old ones. 19
  19. 19. Dr. Robert Epstein’s Generativity Theory Change the number and type of behaviors that compete • Capturing • Challenging • Surrounding • Broadening 20
  20. 20. Broadening Broadening is about diversifying. Education that covers the same basic topic will not be as helpful in broadening your thoughts as education that covers related, but diverse topics. 21
  21. 21. Challenging Deliberating putting yourself in situations that can produce failure. We are forced to use all of our resources to resolve the situation. Some Stress is Good For You! 22
  22. 22. Surrounding Different times of day and also different locations impact our creativity. You can increase your creativity by deliberately having different stimuli impacting you. 23
  23. 23. Capturing Be aware of your thoughts. Know when and where they occur and find ways to retain them. 24
  24. 24. Activity 231-459-6791 25