Baba Brinkman, Rap Artist, Playwright, and Creator of “The Rap Guide to Consciousness”

Baba Brinkman is a rap artist, award-winning playwright, and former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. (What a legacy!) His best known for his “Rap Guide” series of plays and albums, including his latest work, The Rap Guide to Consciousness. I must admit that I don’t consider myself much of a fan of rap music, but I’m going to have to rewire my brain on that subject.

Upcoming Event: Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online: Feb 8-22, 2018 & more)

If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader? Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, learning and talent development professionals now have an opportunity to alter their approaches to change management, leadership development, training, and instructional design.

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

The U.S. is one of several countries that celebrates the end of the harvest with a day of giving thanks – that we’re prepared to survive another winter. With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains.

Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at http://www.simplerwork.com.

Bill and I got together to talk about his unique perspective on Joseph’s Campbell’s work, how Millennials (and many others) view their employers, and how we can all be more resilient in the face of disruptive change by facing five fundamental choices in our lives.

I strongly recommend this podcast for every learning professional – you’ll see why when you listen!

Podcast with Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at http://www.simplerwork.com.

Persistance of Memory

Today is Verteran’s Day in the U.S. and I find myself remembering all the many lives we have lost, the human potential diverted, the injuries, both mental and physical, all stemming from the same tragic state of an increasingly violent and hateful world.

Why I’m Getting Tired of All These Stories

That clever little story may not be as engaging as you think it is. When neuroscientist Paul Zak discovered the power of a compelling story to stimulate the production of oxytocin in the same manner as “real life” interactions, he unleashed a new best practice for leaders, speakers, trainers, teachers and everyone else.