I live in Hawai'i on the island of Maui, a long way from
the cattle ranch in Wyoming where I grew up. Twenty some years ago I ran
across some research revealing that we all have Multiple
Intelligences–multiple ways we learn, acquire knowledge, and process
information–yes, multiple ways we are smart. This information blew our old
ideas of IQ away.
I was so excited when I read this because I've met so many people who feel
they're somehow not very intelligent because they didn't do great in
school, my own daughters included. This research from Harvard Psychology
Professor Howard Gardner made it clear that school only teach to two of at
least eight ways all of us are smart. My life was changed along with my
This research about multiple intelligences was so profound
for me that I've spent the last 18 years translating this research into
something practical that people can all use in their daily lives to help
them gain know-how and "smarts" to make significant changes in their lives
and their abilities to learn. I've trained thousands of trainers,
managers, and educators in techniques and strategies for using MiQ to more
effectively communicate any content.
We are smart in many more ways than is measured by the IQ
test. The good news is we all already have all of those intelligences in
us–we just need to learn how to awaken them!
My passion for getting this message out has resulted in my forming the
David Lazear consulting and training group, founding a publishing company,
New Dimensions Press, and teaching MiQ at hundreds of seminars and
workshops each year. I've authored 12 books on using Multiple
Intelligences to dramatically expand creativity and our capacities for
learning, how to use the intelligences to become better problem-solvers
and communicators in our daily lives, how to increase our leadership and
presentation skills, and how Multiple Intelligences can help us create
more satisfying personal relationships.
I travel all over the world conducting seminars and conferences which have
helped thousands of people realize they're smarter than they could have
Writing is another passion of mine and each year I spend a lot of hours (I
find myself in the air a lot) developing Multiple Intelligence learning
materials. So far we've created 12 books, many CD - DVD - Workbook and
combination "ToolBoxes." On this site you'll find articles, a personal MiQ
Profile that shows you how Smart You Are - the latest computer software
version you can download and use for free - and much more that will help
you learn more about yourself and the many ways that Multiple
Intelligences can benefit you and those around you.
Ready to awaken your intelligences? Come on. Let me show
you how.... YES!