Lack of empathy in high school lessons, ensures a lack of emotional capability in adult leaders. This lack shows up in a leader’s inability to learn from, collaborate with, or care for those who differ. Have you seen this emotional disability in your leaders? Since empathy is a central component… Read more »
Did you know that your brain’s plasticity equips you to become the person you’d like others to see in you?
Never before have teens needed us more to spot safe places past their struggles, and to support their strengths. After a lifetime of working with teens and their families, it pains me to read reports of spiked suicides, along with a proliferation of chemicals and drugs used to try and… Read more »
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).
Tip 9 – Draw strength from close friends.
How do your friends impact ethical choices?
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:
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.
Before neuro discoveries affirmed the magic of still moments, Pablo Neruda called for quiet introspection that cultivates mutual understanding, care, and kindness among humans.
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.
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 … Read more »
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,… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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?… 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 »
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… Read more »