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 […]
Posts under ‘General’
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 … 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
How will your week find you in stress-free zones?
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.
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 […]
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!
Dr. Ellen Weber’s Guest is Dr. Donalee Markus – and the post is Filters of your Brain
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.
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. […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You may find it interesting to discover that one can flick on a molecular brainpower switch, and disengage innovations. It’s done daily – any time – any where. Handy to know? Perhaps for those who’ll snipe at change-agents this week, before they lead others forward. How so? Here are 5 surefire torpedoes for downing innovative […]
Have you seen good ideas crushed by bullies, cynics or naysayers where you work? Before Michael Merzenich became the world’s leading researcher on brain plasticity, cynics with hard science credentials, insisted brainpower and intelligence was fixed. Simply put, people insisted that elderly brains don’t change much, for instance, and that broken brains stay broke. In […]