3. Run from Rants. Negative emotions fade when dangerous cortisol chemicals decrease before you write.
Take a few minutes to tame your amygdala – which is the brain’s emotional storehouse. How so?
Share traits of one leader you admire who faced similar situations.
Why not write about a problem through an opponent’s view, an optimist’s possibilities or a peacemaker’s perspective?
2. Set your Stage –
Were they listening to a boring lecture in uncomfortable chairs?
Readers gain more from your writing when you engage their visual or spatial intelligence. See http://goo.gl/L637h
How will you add word pictures to what you write today?
1. Perk-up Moods – Boredom, it turns out, is a habit formed in brains and reinforced by words that lack punch. Help readers choose improved moods as their reality, Sidestep boredom!
Jump start your writing with a what-if-question, such as, What if you could use information in this essay to design an innovation that would win an award for improving one related situation you face?
Words can inspire new possibilities because reader brains come equipped with mirror neurons or mimicking devices.
Start your day with fresh coffee aromas, and serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response. Life’s good, right?
Focus Forward and the Brain Fades Past Problems
Suddenly though, joy fades for 75% of workers who loathe their jobs. The day surges back and forth into dangerous levels of cortisol before that last gulp of caffeine.
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Thanks to Frode Heimen for this newly developed Go-To Leader List.
Whole brain leaders spark talents in others! Frode, you have set an example for us all here and inspire us to work harder to advance others as we lead well.
Thanks for this list and kudos for your leadership Frode! Continue reading →
5 Whole Brain Tactics to Win for Yahoo
Behind every problem there is a new possibility for change and a finer future. Take Yahoo. Their latest profit tank – opens the door for whole brain solutions that win.
5 whole brain tactics to swing Yahoo back to the peaks! Continue reading →
My popular Mita Whole Brain Game ( in Jeopardy interactive style) offers original yet fun ways to increase everyday brainpower.
The whole brain game comes highly tested after 25 years working together with learners and leaders who want better returns for their time and talent.
This Mita Whole Brain Game includes 7 original categories and teams get 2 minutes to confer on answers. Use interactively at any organization or ratchet up interest in secondary and college classes. Continue reading →
Question across both sides of your brain
Have you considered how asking and responding to questions, reveals the state of your brain. How so?
1. Take your amygdala – or seat of emotions. An amygdala for the jubilant person is that tiny sac of neurons that remains open to wonder most of the time. If yours rarely overheats, it triggers delight as an emotional pattern passed to others. How could you questions in ways that tame another person’s amygdala by adding supports and curiosity-builders? Continue reading →
Until we teach teens whole brain thinking, and support college students to engage options on other sides of their opinions – expect gridlocked leaders who sulk when they lose.
Compelling Counterpoints or Gridlock
The next time controversy arises, consider how even one opposing view can illuminate facts on both sides of the issue. Take war and peace!
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