Archive for the ‘Historical’ Category

How to handle the ‘Oops’ in Mr. Trump’s Triumph

I’ve received a lot of “Oops!” dispatches lately.
For a few weeks after Mr. Trump’s triumph, that’s pretty much all more than a few of my colleagues could manage to say. “Oops.”
hey were clearly not expecting this outcome in the U.S. presidential election. Once they said “Oops,” they more or less went silent. In reply, [...]

WHAT DONALD TRUMP CAN LEARN FROM QUANAH PARKER, GREAT CHIEF OF THE COMANCHES

It’s clear that Donald Trump has come up against his Quanah Parker moment. Whether Mr. Trump can lead the world’s most powerful nation as adeptly and imaginatively as the great Indian chief led his people, first in war and then in captivity, is still to be seen. For all our sakes, The Donald is advised [...]

Bullet Brain, Liquid Soul: A new metaphor and a strategy for empowering your humanity and improving your results

The title you see for this LEAP!psych item is the one I used for an article that appeared in the January, 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 1), edition of Assumption University of Thailand (Bangkok) business school’s ODI Journal.
I used the much appreciated invitation by the journal’s editors to talk about how new ways of tracking changes [...]

THE FUTURE OF THE BRAIN IS MOST LIKELY
TO DEPEND ON THE SAME MECHANISM THAT GOT THE BRAIN THIS FAR: A MAKESHIFT BAG OF TRICKS.

I had originally intended this blog item to be about “the future of the brain.” That phrase has such a smart, in-the-know, forward-thinking ring to it. I thought I’d google a few smart, in-the-know, forward-thinking terms and see what the cognoscenti of the AI, transhuman, futurist and other intellectually inclined “crystal ball” movements are saying [...]

I’m not sure that the exact copy below ever made it into one of my books. If not, it should have. Because this describes how Clare W. Graves made the leap

If you had been with me on that cantankerous, wintry New England day when I got my first glimpse of him, I think we’d both have agreed that the initial sighting was memorable. The focus, I believe, would have been mostly on his visage. To a surprising extent, his facial features reminded me of the [...]

WE’LL MISS CHRIS COWAN. IF YOU KNEW HIM, YOU ALREADY KNOW WHY. IF YOU DIDN’T, IN HIS MEMORY, HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS

Spiral Dynamics®’ co-creator Chris Cowan succumbed to a virulent cancer so quickly a few days ago that almost no one knew he was seriously ill. One day Chris’s personal and business partner, Natasha Todovoric, was notifying those of us who knew Chris well of that fact, and the very next day, she was telling us [...]

WE HAD NO IDEA THAT OUR NEW
“59 MINUTE TEAMBUILDING™” CONCEPT WOULD TOUCH ON SO MANY CHORDS, TRIGGER SO MANY MEMORIES!

If you missed out on our initial roll-out and are wondering what the hubbub is about, you can find a quick fly-over introduction to our new soft-skills-building training format here and here.
What has really been rewarding about our unveiling of a new “play book approach” to using dolphin thinking insights and methodologies in times of [...]

WE TOASTED THEM THEN AND DO SO NOW: ANTI-CERTAINTY SKILLS THAT DOLPHINTHINKERS AND GHOSTBUSTERS HAVE IN COMMON

In the years immediately following publication of our book, Strategy of the Dolphin, Paul Kordis and I took great delight in staging one “how to think like a dolphin” seminar after another.
If you attended one of those three-day events, mostly in the Colorado Rockies, you will probably remember the great delight that the two authors/presenters [...]

A New Look for Brain Technologies
at Home. And Reports on Numerous Innovative Activities by Our Talented “FOBTCs” (Friends of BTC)

If you came into this website through the back door, you may not have noticed this change right off, if at all. But the navbar on this page isn’t where it used to be.
As you no doubt know, the navbar is a generalized list of contents on a website. On this particular page, it used [...]

GROPING OUR WAY TOWARD “DOLPHIN NORMAL”:  A PROCESS WE HUMANS IGNORE AT OUR LOSS AND MAYBE OUR PERIL

In my dolphinthinker-themed writings, I’ve sought to place a premium on taking care of the needs of our bodies, minds and spirits. Of taking care of our close-in communities and being good stewards of our shared world overall.
It’s a pretty tall order. That’s why the principles of dolphinthinking are intended to help equip those [...]