What would you do differently, if you could retract one thing? If I could go back 40 years (gosh that’s a long retreat back!) – I’d change my teaching, parenting, and leadership approach in one key area…. I’d tell far less – and question more with 2 feet! Why so? … Read more »
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.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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 »
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.
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.
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:
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 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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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. … Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
The human brain comes with unique equipment to build and sustain new neuron pathways from old habits to new innovations. It’s really about moving from STUCK to UNSTUCK! (Can you identify with this video?) When mentoring leads to mind-guiding then we both teach new neuron paths and learn them from… Read more »
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… Read more »