If I could go back to my first years as teacher, I’d ask more cool (two-footed) questions and tell far fewer boring facts. How so? Let’s say the lesson was CLOUD FORMATION. I’d skip listing of cloud formations in favor of asking a curiosity builder such as: if you were… Read more »
I’m fellow collaborator and fellow learner. With curiosity as currency and two-footed questions as engine – we move key concepts into lived experiences that add meaning. Theory and words wiggle into actions and benefits that inspire students from where they stand to where they dream. How so? Let’s say I… Read more »
Progress! Play! Prosper! You already come with all the mental equipment you need for this video to set you on a new path for the next era!
Welcome to the “First Day of Class Blog Hop!” Check the end of this post to find other experts and to learn how you can receive 50 FREE task cards for this lesson on The Fault in Our Stars! The Fault in Our Stars – A Brain Based Lesson to… Read more »
Imagine a meeting that offers an opportunity to build a breakthrough learning community. Or do your meetings dose and snuff out terrific ideas with terrifying toxins? Spot any incentives for genius meetings in this video? Let’s rethink why we run from some meetings, and take another look together at new… Read more »
Suffer from a toxic or restrictive workplace? Ask two-footed questions to spark both sides of brains to capitalize on hidden and unused talents! Read how at Switch and Shift!
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.
What’s your problem?
That question starts a very different day, full of unusual possibilities! How so? Let’s say you ask this question to identify one and your brain springs into gear to look for possible solutions.
To lead an innovation that lasts is to inspire others for growth.
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,… Read more »
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?
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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?