If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower could innovation and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing exchanges get lost. To learn and lead well though, takes more than stopping bullies… Read more »
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.
Why is the competitive approach Americans crave – also a force driving us out of the game?
NPR brought competition’s problem to our attention. Check out Finland’s winning model that touts a distinct distaste for unabashed competition.
Compare Finland’s winning approach to U.S. test based competition. Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility, contrasted Finland’s advantage:
In my country … we believe in cooperation and sharing. Cooperation is a core starting point for growth.
Luckily we can overcome our brain’s default for ruts that foster poor tone as evidenced in many conflicts – to create instead – tone for an innovative world order forward. 1. Affirm another person’s thoughts before sharing your views on the other side – to show that you really heard,… Read more »
Does innovative brainpower fuel your business model? Is your organization moving forward with the fast shifting economy of the 21st Century, or is it mired in broken practices? Check out 25 areas that reinvigorate broken business models, and you’ll also agree that tired systems can be mended to grow mindful… Read more »
Peter Block creates a brilliant case for brain-based-community-building through conversations that transform. Conversations that create community transformation for Block, include invitation, possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment and gifts. Do you agree? Interestingly, each of Block’s entry points to transformation, also offer segues into brain based communication. Invitational conversation welcomes diversity with… Read more »
Two days ago, while in Jamaica to speak about MITA brain based renewal, I spotted revival alive and well from a car radio. In a vehicle that transported Dr. Robyn McMaster and I to the University of West Indies, radio guests discussed broken systems in general, and Jamaican policies that… Read more »
While some HR staff complain of too little respect at work, HR veteran, Bill Conaty won the 2004 HR Executive of the Year for risks he took to promote talent and raise HR status at GM. He reversed downturns into bubbles, more because of his vision for renewal possibilities, than… Read more »
Daily you see snippets of courage from leaders you admire – through questions asked and stories shared. Courage to embrace mental confidence, and face danger bravely, remains the last virtue on center stage after you sacrifice who you are now, to embrace who you can become. Have you seen it?… Read more »
Imagine a climate of peace, with humility that inspires, and people who recognize talents, and you’ve just begun to awaken intrapersonal intelligence. Build healthy relationships that shape character, and your brain cultivates new neuron pathways toward spirit and highest values such as caring in your character and in others. Or… Read more »
Spot any gaps in your life, where adventure leaks out like water trickles through a sieve? Your brain’s working memory leads you to spot faulty traditions at work, or to see speed bumps that slow down progress in your day. But there’s more to change than finding flaws. For instance, … Read more »
Nothing’s more important for revolutionary change than ethical consensus building, yet your brain’s basal ganglia works against collaboration. Worse, it locks you into comfort zones. How so? Faced with innovation, your amygdala poses threats against ongoing change and tempts leaders to settle for safe routines. It takes gifted facilitators to… Read more »