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What’s Your Problem?

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.

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?

Lead Change – Question with Two Feet

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.

Social Fairness at Work

What do you envision, when peers yearn for a new kind of workplace? Is it time to rethink diverse approaches, to find inclusion alternatives that raise US sinking scores?

If so, could socially fair practices propel us into a new world order where inclusion’s generic and where neuro and cognitive findings inform widespread improvements so that more intelligent people can speak and feel heard.

What do you think?

Why Ask? Who Cares?

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. […]

What If Merges Melded Minds?

People often fear mergers and for good reason. Workers fear losing cooperation they’ve cultivated. Leaders fear compromise and gridlocks that robs progress. It doesn’t have to be that way.

5-Way Mita Test to Genius

Capitalize on the brain’s ability to change itself. Harness the neuroscience of celebration to move your workplace from last year’s challenges to solutions for a new era.

The Mita Way guides you to live and lead the change – a bit like riding and pushing a bus at the same time. Its 5 – way test enables you to address tired routines with the zest of a curious child, while it opens new door to genius in yourself and others.

Question to Raise Curiosity

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:

Mita Pillars for Excellence

To be honest, I wanted to lead excellence, far more than I wanted to design a model to make it happen. Had there been a model out there that valued people of all cultures, or that led excellent results for all, I’d have gladly run with it. Yes, even gladly forfeited a life’s work to design the brainpowered leader approach in this article.

Had I located more managers who invited wonder, delighted in new discoveries and supported people to live the scientific method for the sake of new discoveries, I’d have leapt for joy to lead with it. Instead, managers I met seemed settled in a maze of myths about entitlement wrapped inleadership roles.

Traditional or Brainpowered Leadership?

Traditional Leaders Differ from Mita Brainpowered Leaders in 5 Core Areas: Which side of the chart best shows your leadership approach? Traditional Leaders see Headship as Central- while Innovation is Central to Brainpowered Leaders Traditional Leaders   —      Mita Brainpowered Leaders 1 Tell and Deliver Question and Wonder 2 Critique for Mistakes Target […]

Inventing or Venting?

It likely comes as no surprise that human brains cannot vent and invent at the same time. Some media programs, and many organizations for that matter – enable venting in ways that preclude its opposite. How so? See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. You […]

Lead Differences with the Brain in Mind

Lead Differences with the Brain in Mind  (MITA Brain Based Mentoring Interventions) To motivate all employees to out-perform themselves, is to provide tools to lead across differences with impact. In October 2010, McKinsey Quarterly,  Aaron DeSmet, Monica McGurk, and Elizabeth Schwartz, wrote: Companies around the world spend up to $100 billion a year to train […]

The Brain on Hope – Lessons from Chilean Rescue

The Chilean mine rescue last week underscored talent, teamwork, and takeaway lessons of hope to fuel brainpowered innovation. Chile’s unprecedented operation illustrated five brainpowered tools that build and sustain hope to the finish line in impossible situations! 1. Question, what if … and hope will convert brainpower into winning answers.  The opposite is also true. […]

Survey Your Meetings for Brainpower

  Are your meetings brain draining, or brain powering? The idea is  to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then check scores against brainpowered answers […]

Question into Right and Left Brainpower

Following a question can power up your day. How so? To choose a pathway of possibilities through questions – says researcher Ibrahim Senay – is to encounter unexpected benefits. I agree. Ask questions,  like open-minded people do, and you’ll stir up motivation as well as cultivate curiosity.  The kind of curiosity that spots a rainbow […]

Questions Stir up or Step on Brainpower

Did Tiger Woods refuse questions yesterday for the same reason others run from poisonous darts? Fact is, questions alter brainpower up or down. Ask one question, and stir brain chemicals for innovation. Ask another and  short-circuit electrical wiring for mental blackouts. We rewire our collective brainpower through questions that stir curiosity or stomp out intelligence […]

Innovation, Design and the Human Brain

The human brain comes with unique equipment that links tone and talent development – to build and sustain innovative cultures across silos. It’s really about moving from STUCK to UNSTUCK!  (Can you identify with this video?) When mentoring leads to mind-guiding then design leads to profitability. How so? 1.  Kindle and design an idea. Just […]

Brainy Approaches to Programming

Programming can become boring and routine for some, and so effective programmers look for ways to override their brain’s default for ruts. How so? In MITA Brain Based approaches — a novice programmer would: 1). Question with two feet to stir curiosity and add fun. Ask questions that hook to real life problems and develop […]

Mita Brain Manifesto for Renewal

With several prestigious awards from different countries, the name Mita has become synonymous with brainpowered tools for leading innovation with the whole brain in mind. Student-ready materials simply support faculty efforts. Mita’s practical approach  revolutionizes leading and learning, through cultural diversity, current brain facts, a unique manifesto, and over eighteen well-respected learning theories. All Practical […]

2 Footed Questions Lead Change

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,  two-footed questions can catapult you […]

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