It’s one of the great ironies of our modern era. We’re obsessed with staying well, and being perfect. Have you noticed though, we’re as unwell and imperfect as we’ve ever been. And sadly, we’re also leaving many good people behind along the way. Embrace excellence and our brains rev up… Read more »
Looking to start a mind-bending and fun day? Then begin with thankfulness and the brain rises up to do the rest. Need a few prompts to ignite the kind of curiosity a toddler, teen or teacher shows on a good day? Hope to draw kindness from the heart of grandparents?… Read more »
Most people have been judged in ways that bring to question their very mission in life. Fewer have found an amygdala’s mental tools to forgive and move on.
Far beyond harsh judgments or words that leave you feeling like slugs on skid row, though, lies an ability to embrace genuine reconciliation. Your brain comes with equipment that segues into peace and recaptures gratitude, hope and joy. It’s rarely easy though and has little to do with showing your side of a story in defense.
Most of us hope to move from where we stand at that moment, into a better place for our future. At some time or another we also follow predictable schedules that hold back our ability to inch forward. Have you noticed that strong traditions rarely yield to finer approaches at… Read more »
Not only is play the exultation of the possible, as Martin Buber claimed, but it’s our brain’s preferred way of learning. Luckily, the human brain comes equipped with a playful enthusiasm for life. In fact, George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old… Read more »
Can people be considered genius – without a stellar moral compass to guide actions such as integrity or kindness to others? Are swindlers enabled in your circles, under the guise of intelligence? In an age where horizons shift, truth is claimed to not be truth and leaders look past moral… Read more »
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 Weber’s book, Lead Innovation with… Read more »
If curiosity is our writer’s power, then risk for adventure is our super power. The opposite is also true, if we simply reiterate strong opinions or write without find the most current facts first. How so? Listen for new clues with innovative suggestions for a problem you face. Ruts remap… Read more »
Kindness stockpiles over time, with caring actions we do daily. One way to encourage people to take risks is to reward them for it. (Tom Melohn) Our brain comes with storehouse spaces where kindness waits for its next human instruction. In the dark season on Baffin Island, I taught Inuit… Read more »
Research now shows how intelligence acts similar to what Ford claimed: “If you say you can or say you can’t – it’s true.” When IQ is seen as fixed however, choices narrow. Why extend our day to include multiple intelligence, if it cannot leave you smarter? Why ramp up personal… Read more »