Start your day with fresh coffee aromas, and serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response. Life’s good, right?
To question with two feet is to not to move another person closer to your point.
Instead, question to point out new directions because of another person’s response.
What two-footed question will you ask today?
How will you draw out new talent, build curiosity for the other side of a topic, or cultivate a caring community?
Tweet your question at #twofootedquestion. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
The next time controversy arises, consider how even one opposing view can illuminate facts on both sides of the issue. Take war and peace!
Yesterday a retired teacher told me Continue reading →
Discover genius in brain-friendly settings
In a stress-free zone, your serotonin (the brain’s well-being chemical) increases learning by opening your mind to a new world of opportunities.
Have you noticed how innovative openings remain unavailable to a stressed mind? Continue reading →
Caring character comes through two-footed questions that jump start both sides of the brain.
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 life-changing 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. Continue reading →
It’s easy to default to ruts simply by asking dead-end questions.
Two-footed questions delve beyond rigid routines that lie in the brain’s basal ganglia. They lead to personal growth and organizational change from within the brain’s working memory.
Compare regular questions below, to two-footed zingers and see how it happens.
Regular question 1: What feedback did you get back on your idea?
Two-footed questions lead to innovative change by asking: What key suggestion would a brilliant leader make and how will that improve your project’s execution? Continue reading →
Why change your furnace filter but ignore dusty mental filters?
Just as new filters remove debris in appliances, freshly inserted filters open new mind views. Research shows how we filter reality through a very real inner view. Your inner voice filters leave you brainy or bankrupt.
That’s why respected innovative leaders:
See time through a supervisor’s eyes, to pace more productively.
See moods though a peers’ eyes, to shift attitudes into upbeat.
See money through an investor’s eyes, to spend wisely.
See health through a fitness guru’s eyes, to eat less and move more.
See relationships through a partner’s eyes, to give rather than expect.