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Introducing the Sofia Mobile NeuroMentor™

By Dr. William Seidman | September 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Introducing the Sofia Mobile NeuroMentor™

We have put the entire, high impact Cerebyte user experience – Purpose, Big Steps, Tips and Actions – on Android phones/tablets and iPhones/iPads. It is like having a personal mentor...

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Getting change to stick: reinforce training

Getting change to stick: reinforce training

By William Seidman Professor of Management and Labor Dr. Harry J. Martin has a good article, "Lessons Learned," in the Wall Street Journal/MIT Sloan Review. His message is cogent and important: "The key to effective training isn't necessarily what happens in the classroom. It's what you...
Captology: organizational transformation and persuasive technology

Captology: organizational transformation and persuasive technology

By Michael McCauley Captology - the discipline of  "Computers As Persuasive Technology" Changing an organization can be incredibly difficult. To create lasting transformation, many people must change their beliefs, values, and actions quickly and completely. How hard is that? Very! But these types of changes...
Pete Carroll and positive leadership

Pete Carroll and positive leadership

By Michael McCauley Pete Carroll, head football coach at University of Southern California, was featured on 60 Minutes recently.  You can watch it here. As I watched, it struck me that Pete Carroll is the embodiment of the "Positive Leadership" that Kim Cameron talks about...
Discard conventional wisdom to achieve positive change

Discard conventional wisdom to achieve positive change

By Michael McCauley Do you like Dilbert as much as I do? On December 21st  Dilbert's creator, Scott Adams, takes on organizational change in eight frames. Does this sound familiar? The consultant talks with the Human Resources (HR) director and talks about how he will do an initial...
In memory of Jerry Sternin: real change begins on the inside

In memory of Jerry Sternin: real change begins on the inside

By William Seidman Jerry Sternin, Brooklyn-born innovator, humanist, and pioneer of Positive Deviance and the Positive Deviance Initiative, died peacefully on December 11th at the age of 70. Visiting Lecturer and Director of the Positive Deviance Initiative at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and...
Can technology rewire our brains?

Can technology rewire our brains?

By Michael McCauley Can the way we interact with technology alter our neural pathways? Some recent research by Dr. Gary Small, a clinical psychologist at UCLA and an expert on memory, aging, and the brain, indicates that the way we use technology today may be...
Positive leadership and organizational success

Positive leadership and organizational success

By William Seidman I'm still very excited about Kim Cameron's Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance. Cameron delivers a set of messages that are useful and true. The importance to your company or organization of positive relationships - can this be stated enough? There is...
The other side of positive deviance

The other side of positive deviance

By Michael McCauley In his new book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell looks at the other side of positive deviance. Gladwell asks, How do people become top performers? He attributes success to three factors: hard work, innate ability, and luck. We in the...
The vital role of positive leadership in organizations

The vital role of positive leadership in organizations

By William Seidman Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. In his latest book, Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance, Cameron discusses the powerful impact of a positive leader. The specifics:...