Posts under ‘intrapersonal’

Do Feelings Hijack Your Relationships?

Even adult daughters and their mothers, or sons and fathers can grow their capacity to share inner emotions in safe settings. That’s the good news that comes with a brain’s plasticity (or ability to change itself).

10 Tips on 10 Brainy Days (Tip 9)

Tip 9 – Draw strength from close friends.
How do your friends impact ethical choices?

Add Care to Character

What if the popular 20Q (game show) converted into steps for a new culture of character that includes caring?

Two-footed questions improve the odds for building good character in schools, colleges and workplaces, in several ways. The two feet simply add action to asking, and include reflections on both sides of the brain for solutions.

Questioners arrive at the best answers by doing whatever it takes to help people move from traditional limitations into possibilities for finer characters in a new era.

Rather than blame others for violence, and unethical practices, notice that all questions below involve questioners in finding character-building solutions:

Common Sense Isn’t Common

Turns out that common sense is not so common after all. No panic though, since human gene pools come hardwired with a unique mix of inner and ethical smarts. Common sense can be taught, and engaged, and tracked as it grows. It can also spark the mind-bending climate most learners crave, and yet few circle find.

Your Brain on Quiet

Before neuro discoveries affirmed the magic of still moments, Pablo Neruda called for quiet introspection that cultivates mutual understanding, care, and kindness among humans.

A Brain on Ethics

You don’t have to be the sharpest knife in the drawer to spot our culture wiring daily for legal behavior that short-circuits ethics. The cost of fast talking lawyers who lie for money or prestige – and win – comes with additional price tags of abuse that goes beyond historic expenditure.

Personal Intelligence for Organizational Growth

Intrapersonal intelligence offers you amazing tools for personal progress at work. Why then do many fail to benefit from intuitive intelligence? Become who you want others to see in you, and you’ll advance a personal IQ that stokes enthusiasm from others too.  It’s about bumping up against daily stressors without  melt-down-trends of leaders with low […]

Brainpowered Leaders Invest Soul and Spirit

Brainpowered leaders invest soul and spirit with vulnerability. Leaders who invest in practices that offer space to develop soul, also tend to facilitate innovation with spirit. That takes the kind of vulnerability that only the most successful leaders risk! We found that out first hand in the MBA Leadership course, Lead Innovation with the Brain […]

Does a Genius Need Ethics?

Can people be considered genius – without any moral compass to guide their actions? Are swindlers enabled where you work, under the guise of intelligence? In an age where horizons shift, leaders look past moral failures of big business, and a sense of new beginnings enters the fray, where do ethics fit? Look into intuitive […]

Do Your Questions Compel Others to Answer?

What’s the trigger in some people’s questions that get even the experts tossing back responses?  Have you ever considered how a second foot adds momentum to your queries? It’s easy to default to ruts through asking questions that generate rigid routines, rather than lead to personal growth.  Let’s say you ask, What’s Intrapersonal Intelligence?” The […]

Diversity, Risk and Innovation Growth

Have you noticed how organizations that risk change also tend to leap forward, in the direction of that shift?  Some even find potential for global recognition, simply because they moved forward on stepping stones past limitations toward more diverse opportunities. It takes a learned flexibility. Toss in a new zest to discover hidden or unused […]

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 […]

Holiday Blues for Business Boom

Ever notice how Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring out blues in some and blessings in others? Or how lonely people see vast spaces between themselves and others – even at festive  holiday tables? First glances  show people blessed with close family and  friends feel blessed over holidays while those alone feel abandoned. Not so. […]

Courage to Climb on Sinking Ground

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? Special thanks for this courageous […]

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 […]

Values for Brain Powered Climate

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 trust that turned LA’s most […]

Snip your Amygdala Before you Snipe Back

Did you know that emotions survive after memories vanish? Or do you wonder what moods and behavior heads or hearts control? Yesterday,  on a walk in the woods with a gifted young leader, I once again saw his ethics, openness and willingness to become vulnerable in order to learn new skills. Without notice a mountain […]

Math and Science Can Leak Brainpower

Leaders watch US education falling behind globally, and mistakenly call for far much more math and science. On first glance, hard science focus may make sense, expect for dangerous imbalance to human brains and achievement. How so?  Learners, equipped with a full range of  multiple intelligences, use their unique mix of capabilities to create, process,  […]

Reflect Values Beyond Wall St. Prostitutes

Recent 20/20 reports how Wall Street leaders bought top prostitutes with your hard earned money. Well, they paid prostitutes millions monthly from corporate accounts and falsely called it contract payments, in order to deduct phony expenses from taxes.  You decide whose money paid for this deceit, or why NYPD turned the other way. More importantly, […]

Move Intelligence Up a Notch Today

If you believe IQ is fixed, then it could well be so for you, because of the way belief fuels or limits mental plasticity and brainpower. Want more intelligence by the end of today though? Then simply act on one or more of your multiple intelligences, and expect your dendrite brain cells to reconfigure for […]

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