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What two-footed will you ask today to draw out new talent, build curiosity for the other side of a topic, or cultivate a caring community?
The Mita Whole Brain Game comes highly tested after 25 years working with learners and leaders who want better returns for mental output.
Have you considered how asking and responding to questions, reveals the state of your brain. How so?
What if the popular 20Q (game show) converted into steps for a new culture of character that includes caring?
Two-footed questions improve the odds for building good character in schools, colleges and workplaces, in several ways. The two feet simply add action to asking, and include reflections on both sides of the brain for solutions.
Questioners arrive at the best answers by doing whatever it takes to help people move from traditional limitations into possibilities for finer characters in a new era.
Rather than blame others for violence, and unethical practices, notice that all questions below involve questioners in finding character-building solutions:
It’s easy to default to ruts by asking simple.
Questions can generate rigid routines in the brain’s basal ganglia, rather than lead to personal growth and organizational change from the brain’s working memory. Compare regular questions to two-footed zingers to see how it happens.
Leadership is changing fast and if ASTD is right in 2012 Leadership Handbook – a new kind of leader is already on the horizon! Could any of the new era leaders listed below help to usher in that finer future we all crave?
Shift your question from, How can I win? to ask, How can I lead a winning plan?
Game-changer questions for brilliant new game plans, move players to more sustainable ground together? The opposite is also true.
Last month we added 80,000 new jobs. The problem? Unemployment still soars to 12.7 million in US according to The Washington Post.
What will spike the kind of jobs that can save our nation from job loss?
Have you ever heard a well-placed question light up a table? Or have you seen young people beam from questions that invite their talents to sparkle in ways that benefit all? While just about anybody can learn to ask questions, it takes practice to wield them well. In other words, not all questions are equal. [...]
Ever wonder why some things stick – like the topic of your last blog post – while other facts fade faster, such as names, details or directions for an IT fix?
It Brain on Design
Steve Job’s Typical Synapses
Your brain’s hundred thousand miles of network fibers comes equipped to expand and benefit from learning at its synapses. So why does it rarely happen at the peaks like it did for Steve Jobs?
When you question with two feet the brain creates new neuron pathways toward answers from both right and left sides.
Here are two-footed questions that show how it work:
The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.
Two-footed questions drive curiosity and they can even convert ordinary minds into expert problem solvers? You’d likely agree that most people tend to ask questions with predictable answers. But add a second foot to your question and watch how it suddenly draws from both sides of the human brain for dynamic and surprising responses. How so?
Read Brain-Powering Your Dream if you’re ready to leap at a new challenge?
[dare to dream]
Dare to Dream with Whitney
Imagine for even a moment, how today could embark you on a brilliant journey toward your most compelling dream!
The human brain comes with unique equipment to build and sustain innovative cultures that passionate people crave. When passion stirs communities to prime their talents for a finer future, innovation tends to fuel genius. How so?
Why is change from traditional to innovative so hard for some to embrace, and how do resources shift from people who guard status quo – to innovative leaders who sustain communities of passion? How would you answer?
Have you noticed how some people focus on what’s broke, and often miss the solutions?
In 30 years of international renewal work here at Mita, we’ve learned to ask four questions that lead to solutions that organizations crave. Here are four questions worth asking at your workplace:
Check out MBAs at The Bittner School of Business at St. John Fisher College who led innovation with the brain in mind. Dynamic innovation story over at Forbes and at Brain Based Biz. The exchange differed from one-way talks, presentations, or illustrated ideas. Community leaders and MBA leaders-in-training integrated novel ideas together, through overarching questions [...]
What’s the trigger in some people’s questions that get even the experts tossing back responses? Have you ever considered how a second foot adds momentum to your queries? It’s easy to default to ruts through asking questions that generate rigid routines, rather than lead to personal growth. Let’s say you ask, What’s Intrapersonal Intelligence?” The [...]