11. Awaken Both Sides Bring both sides to life – with brainpower tools to disagree. Brain waves spark both deep reflections and peak performances on opposite sides of topics, based on how you activate them. Research both sides of your essay topic, and then show why and how some readers will clearly support one side. [...]
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10. Disagree by Building Goodwill – Write in tone that allows you to express alternatives with respect. Learn from views on another side. Imagine many readers agreeing with one side because you agree well. Then see readers learning from your no-side – because you defend opposite views with similar solid facts. Switch sides in ways [...]
Check out facts together. What do you learn from different views?
How will you disagree and also build goodwill at the same time?
Discover a new song together! Mindguide to teach and learn from one another
Yesterday a retired teacher told me how he loved teaching history – especially lessons on the civil war and Gettysburg Battles. Now that he’s retired, Jake shared he enjoyed reenacting history scenes in popular historic parks – where people enjoy revisiting the triumphs of war.
My immediate thought was, “Why have we taught war, but omitted the wonders of robust peace plans?”
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.
Unsuccessful mergers follow when leaders miss key differences among people – unique traits that people possess which could add high dividends to any combined effort. When leaders ignore cultural differences they do so at their own peril. To benefit from mergers is to mine people’s proclivities for peak performances from many angles.
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.
Has your workplace sunken you into a quagmire of broken practices, cranky managers, or a shrinking public purse? Few deny that frustrations follow from spinning your wheels and getting nowhere. Stress that increasingly bombards workplaces, also lowers brainpower. If that watch-your-back syndrome consumes your time and talent, you are not alone. Polls show that less [...]
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 [...]
Few disagree on an urgent need to increase America’s science and math proficiency in order to compete in our fast paced world. But how can a call for less art increase top science capabilities? The opposite is true. Only when you engage both sides of the human brain, can you significantly raise motivation and achievement [...]
You likely know that links between what people crave and what you can offer, requires you to connect the dots between your current position and creative prosperity. But have you ever considered how vital connections also boost innovative brainpower? The opposite is also true. Cut out your connections and by default you diminish brainpower to [...]
Gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower while transparency fosters innovation and increases trust. The more gridlock we see, the more open exchanges get lost. Have you seen bullies and cynics keep ego alive by banishing transparency through backdoor deals? Flawed leadership, whether called democracy or dictatorship generates gridlocks that block creative brainpower. Never before [...]
The human brain comes with unique equipment that links tone and talent development – to build and sustain innovative cultures across silos. When mentoring leads to mind-guiding then design leads to profitability. How so? 1. Kindle and design an idea. Just as the iPod started with an innovative idea, Steve Jobs and other mindguides continue [...]
Two days ago, while in Jamaica to speak about MITA brain based renewal, I spotted revival alive and well from a car radio. In a vehicle that transported Dr. Robyn McMaster and I to the University of West Indies, radio guests discussed broken systems in general, and Jamaican policies that got implemented without discussion from [...]