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Two-footed Questions for Whole Brain Culture

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! 

Fall Harvest – as Bounty for the Mind

If you view fall’s harvest or September’s full moon as a festive wonder, you’ll also want to spot celebrations fit for storing sustenance to use in colder, darker seasons. Or do you? Perhaps while caught up in the delights of fall, you fail to think much about winter.  Even so, that does not stop winter’s […]

Tone Tools for Brainier Leaders (A Survey)

Tone tools create goodwill for skilled leaders – even in war zones. The body language of leaders’ communication, tone brings a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. It embodies the warmth of thanks, and also chills your peers with criticism.How so? Good tone articulates problems with solutions in mind, while poor tone […]

Find the CLEVER in Teens – The Fault in Our Stars

Teens have finally found a book THEY love! In fact they’re devouring The Fault in our Stars in droves! The clever part is that teachers love it too! No book on the market today is teaching teens what they want to know about empathy,friends, trust, belief, and humor – in quite the same way. Why […]

You Cannot Learn to Create if …

You cannot learn to create if you … 1. Say you can’t. The brain creates when you tell it to do something original.  Ford was right when he said: “If you say you can or you say you can’t you are right.” 2. Focus on perfect. A brain needs wiggle room to build stepping stones […]

Simple Questions Lead from Fear to Freedom

Fear feels like a natural response to facts brandished about without any ability to respond. If you ask a simple – What if … question though,  fear moves into freedom that innovative change-agents enjoy! A mental barrier to freedom, fear of failure’s understandable when you think about it. Salacious front-liners  about why you should fear […]

Best 50 Blogs in 2013 – with Thanks!

Honored to  rank  in the 50 Best Leadership Blogs of 2013. Thanks to the generous research by Dr. Jon Warner – we are supported, encouraged and blessed by this kind recognition. Many good friends  and colleagues here in this list, remind us daily to keep on creating and to join together in ways that  lead […]

Want More Novelty and a Caring Community?

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?

What’s Your Stress Free Zone?

How will your week find you in stress-free zones?

Change Filters – Insert New View

This article is not about how you create these filters, nor is not about how personal filters are impacted by your gene pool. Those facts discussed in the book Making Change Easy.

This post invites you to grow new filters that will improve your choices, by consciously looking at your day through another’s perspective.

Talent Growth through Mutual Mentoring

  Have you ever tossed hot new ideas back and forth – much like an enjoyable game of catch? It’s called mindguiding – a  unique form of mutual mentoring – that ignites seasoned experts and inspires novice explorers. Or have you watched both sides lose when experts deliver,  or when explorers  ignore proven possibilities? Most […]

Power of Moods and Choice!

What new neuro-discoveries could offer new awareness to your moods, so that others find spaces to grow around you when their chips are down? Identify that good mood chemical and electrical circuitry for your brain, and you also choose daily how to remap that for benefit to boot!

Guest Post – Changing Behaviors

Dr. Ellen Weber’s Guest is Dr. Donalee Markus – and the post is Filters of your Brain

Use Your Words

My Christmas rang with unforced rhythms of grace in the form of a simple strategy offered to my little grandson. It happened after a busy day of trains – when a one and the half year old took his tired voice to the table and his parents responded.

Why Most Meetings Suck

When Tom Hansen said most meetings suck, he hit on a rampant waste of human talent today. Given research that shows CEOs spend on-third of their working time in meetings, begs the question: How do you engage more talents at meetings? Consider that: Only 5% of what’s heard sticks. Tone determines who bullies or motivates. […]

15 Million Jobs for Innovation Era

Some say with relief that the old economy’s gone. Other’s say that new markets may never emerge. I say that leaders can invigorate wealth and open opportunities in at least 10 amazing areas. What do you say?

10 Windows into Innovation

Have you ever sat with a good friend near an open window, on a warm spring day? Scents of new life ride on gentle breezes that refresh the entire room. In contrast, when gridlock enters a room, you see stuffy settings and breathe stale air with little escape from its deadlock.   Emotions get manipulated […]

2 Stories – 2 Upshots

Stories pinpoint the best and the worst of times. Some people share stories of money and health problems daily, and cortisol follows to create a potent reason to go  down with the trends. Other stories brim over with hope for a wider reach, regardless of setbacks. Have you noticed? Narrative that focuses on  gloom, without […]

Communicate under Attack

How do you handle personal attacks? It could be anything from a boss ignoring your ideas, to a peer who respects you in public – only to destroy  you behind your back. Has it happened to you? It’s easier to teach brain-compatible tone skills to others, than to model them in tough situations we all […]

25 Ways to Boost Brainpower in a Recession

How are you riding rough waves or unfair performance reviews – see Forbes – that shout recession at work? Perhaps you’re looking for  opportunities that fit your skills. Keith Hall, commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Stats, spoke to Boston Globe staff  this week, about the severe recession that left us down 8.4 million […]

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