Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

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 [...]

Here Is Our Predicament:
No Dolphins Are Running for President
of the United States

Leaving aside a critique of the personal morals and psychological health of a certain U.S. presidential candidate, this timely question remains: What the horsefeathers is going on in American life?
I’d suggest this: After cavorting in one of the universe’s “pastures at the end of the rainbow” for the first several years of the new millennium, [...]

EVEN THE GOOGLE ALERTS WE CHOOSE
NOT TO TWEET ABOUT OFTEN HOLD CONSIDERABLE INTEREST, PROMISE OR NOVELTY.

You can call me a Google Alert junkie. Every day of the week, a parade of these pre-screened Google tip-offs to information on the Web that might interest me floods into my email box.
How times have changed. In the 1970s, when wife Sherry and I loosed our entrepreneurial ambitions on the unsuspecting journalism profession, we [...]

EARTH IS CRITICALLY IN NEED OF DEEP-SEE THINKERS. BUT IS YOUR WORLDVIEW UP TO THE CHALLENGE? OUR YO!DOLPHIN!™ ASSESSMENT WILL HELP YOU FIND OUT

Almost a year ago, we posted most of the contents of the blog item you are now viewing and reading on LEAP!psych in this same space. I hope you’ll indulge me one more time by reading through it again. And, if you haven’t already done so, I’d count myself privileged if you should decide to [...]

new brainmap® website celebrates the fact that you already play the world’s most exquisite instrument.

In those early years following the 1981 release of our original BrainMap, it was more a novelty than a commercial success. Back then, the idea of piggybacking a thinking skills model on the back of actual brain research findings was a hot topic. So “hot,” in fact, that it had the national news media flocking [...]

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 SUBJECT IS TOO sensitive FOR MOST
OP-ED EDITORS TO TOUCH, BUT NOT MINE. hERE’S A PIECE i WROTE ABOUT the Presidential candidates’ brains for the local paper

Choosing which human brain to install in the Oval Office for the next four years is a daunting and demanding task. Some would even say it is scary.
For sure, it is a serious enough task that we should take a look at what we know about how our brains consistently deal with this messy, unpredictable [...]

More than a Decade Later, the remarkable mental events and thinking skills described in The Mother of All Minds  still seem as electrifying and vital as ever

If you’ve never scouted up a copy of my book, The Mother of All Minds: Leaping Free of an Outdated Human Nature, here is how it begins:
Without the ”I,” there would be few books. And certainly not this book. The ”I,” of course, is all about the ego. As you are about to discover, I [...]

FIVE REASONS WHY RACISM IS SUCH A SLIPPERY SLOPE FOR THE BRAIN

Why would the president of the University of Missouri system say the issue of racist behaviors against the system’s students was going to be taken up next April when one of his students was on a hungry strike that would kill him much earlier?
Why would the same tone-deaf administrator react lukewarmly—to put it generously—to a [...]

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 [...]