Our Brain’s Journey from Fear to Freedom

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If we are bullied or intimidated by cynics, our brains tend to affirm related dread and everyday stressors become threats as a result. Fear and distress can prevent us from becoming the kind or caring person we admire in others. But are you aware of hidden and unused courage to… Read more »

2 Scarce IQ Skills to Side-step Gridlocks and Squabbles

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Have you wondered why some organizational or political leaders appear incapable of leading across differences? Why do demands for partisan preferences or emphasis on personal gain tend to supersede leading ethics and non-partisan benefits that would improve life for those we lead? The answer to this pervasive leadership problem is… Read more »

What’s St. Patrick’s Day to You?

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Ever wonder why we wear the color green on St. Pat’s Day? Or have you imagined how you would plan one of the many March 17th parties to showcase Ireland’s patron saint? What’s to celebrate? We cheer Erin Go Bragh (or Ireland forever!) to Ireland’s history, folklore, foods, music, shamrocks,… Read more »

Novice and Senior Rotarians Form Robust Connections

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Have you seen Rotarians struggle to mix senior members with rejuvenated novices in ways that grow their club to benefit all? A Rotary club’s challenge is to value traditions built on yesteryears, and at the same time open windows into refreshing opportunities suited for a new era. It takes shared… Read more »

Yelling – a Natural Response?

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Is yelling a natural response to our frustrations or other’s errors? This morning I saw a dad yell at his teenage son because the boy’s attitude irritated him. Within seconds both of their faces soured under rage from this man’s scream. More important is what occurred behind mental scenes, based… Read more »

Awaken Naturalistic IQ by Bird Watching

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What if spring’s approach opened a dynamic opportunity to raise your naturalistic IQ? The interactive posters below encourage visual reminders of how we build curiosity to grow IQ in multiple mental domains. Combine nature and mindfulness! Spring’s approach offers an ideal time to get to know interesting birds in your… Read more »

Play with mind-guided ideas for new advances (Post 3 of 3)

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Most would agree that our organizational needs have changed so that past practices may not work so well for future progress. In order to expand an organizational culture it’s time to shift our tutoring approaches to reflect more balanced and reciprocal coaching. Mind-guiding, detailed in Wiley Publisher’s new international handbook… Read more »

Observe Brain Changes in Action (Post 2 of 3)

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We now know the brain changes itself when we act on the changes we seek! Apply that concept to new Rotary memberships in any club and you’ll observe all the brainpower and new neural discoveries needed to increase membership well suited for new era service. To test this hypothesis we… Read more »

Nab Chances and Risk Growth with Brain Based Hacks (Post 1 of 3)

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What mental triggers boost our brain’s capacity and unleash personal potential? And what hacks will help? We asked this two-footed question to grow our Rotary club, and the probe launched delightful directions and added awesome new members along the way. How so? We wondered what would happen if we collaborated… Read more »