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Cerebyte to deliver keynote at L&D Neuro 2020 Digital Summit

By Dr. William Seidman | September 3, 2020 |

As many of you know, Cerebyte has been intensely focused on integrating three aspects of learning into what is now the Sofia NeuroMentor methodology and technology. The Sofia NeuroMentor merges:...

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The retiring knowledge worker problem and the loss of critical knowledge

The retiring knowledge worker problem and the loss of critical knowledge

By William Seidman Are a lot of your company's best people approaching retirement? The prospect of losing expertise at a high rate can be more than a little frightening. We get numerous inquiries about this. Not many organizations take this seriously enough to fund programs...
New behaviors take more than 6 weeks to "stick"

New behaviors take more than 6 weeks to "stick"

By RG Bill Seidman and I were working with IT people inside a large corporation. The told us upfront that IT had a bad reputation in the company and was held in poor regard by the business units. How to solve this? Background: the IT...
The learning style of positive deviants

The learning style of positive deviants

By Michael McCauley Positive Deviance is usually limited to the domain that's the focus of a person's interest and innovation. This doesn't mean that positive deviants focus on just one thing. Instead, they are always looking for general knowledge that can be used elsewhere -...
When is organizational change sustainable?

When is organizational change sustainable?

By William Seidman We get asked if our solution is "sustainable." Organizational change is sustainable if the people in the organization are committed to taking responsibility for their success. That commitment to change has incredible energy in it. Wisdom transfer isn't magic - it takes...
Keeping the big picture in mind when you're swamped by the daily pressures

Keeping the big picture in mind when you're swamped by the daily pressures

By William Seidman I'm in Malaysia now, working with a great team that's under incredible pressure. Each member recognizes that they should be thinking bigger and longer-term, but need someone - a catalyst if not a leader - to make it all happen. As Michael...
Neuroscience and change in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan

Neuroscience and change in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan

By William Seidman Can the science we use to effect organizational change be used in other cultures and in other languages? Do differences in negotiating styles, teams and hierarchies, and verbal and nonverbal ways of communicating influence a company's ability to do things differently, and...
Sharing expertise within organizations

Sharing expertise within organizations

By William Seidman How can you find expertise and, then, assure that it will be shared? Alden Hayashi's "The World Might be Small, But Not for Everyone" describes research by a team led by Morten Hansen from INSEAD. Are the results surprising or could you...
Neuroeconomics and change

Neuroeconomics and change

By William Seidman I like the book Your Money and Your Brain: how the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. Its author is Jason Zweig - an editor and writer for Forbes, Money and, now, The Wall Street Journal - who recently...
Using neuroleadership to sustain organizational change

Using neuroleadership to sustain organizational change

By William Seidman If you've recently implemented change in your company - congratulations! But now what? Ensuring that change "sticks" is the tough part. Focused positive thinking has been shown to actually work. (more…)