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Humor or cynicism – Roundtable 52

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Is laughter a priority for you? If we say we prefer sarcasm or cynicism over humor, likely we have never experienced laughter that benefits brains without taunting mental toxins. Imagine a learning and leading circle not handcuffed to past sarcasms that exclude some, but freed with humor that benefits all!… Read more »

Integration and our brains – Roundtable 51

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What cartoon characters with real brain parts work together to integrate and reboot our best mental assets? Teachers or leaders often ask,  “If I don’t tell them – how will they know?” Discover in fantasy or cartoon characters – with real brain parts – how active brains integrate learning through… Read more »

Left or right brain – Roundtable 50

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Are you more left or right brained? Or do you balance your days to engage both sides? Following a question can power up your day. How so? To choose a pathway of possibilities through questions – says researcher Ibrahim Senay – is to encounter unexpected benefits. I agree. Ask questions, … Read more »

Run from ruts – Roundtable 49

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We hope at some time or another to move from where we stand at that moment, into a better place for a finer future. Ruts keep us trapped. Especially if we follow predictable schedules is holding back personal progress. Yet have you noticed that strong traditions rarely yield to finer… Read more »

Avoid meta messages – Roundtable 48

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Meta-messages come from undeveloped interpersonal or linguistic intelligences, and they torpedo the very people you hoped to win. Have you noticed  when we speak meta-messages we leave victims running for escape hatches? We begin to question flaws between their lines because what we hear is not what speakers mean. How… Read more »

Novelty for discovery – Roundtable 47

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Our brain leaps to discovery when we embrace novelty as a way to improve a situation, solve a problem or create an innovation. It could be as simple as serving others in a way that benefits all. And it often involves looking at toxins, blocks or barricades, and then replacing… Read more »

Talents as intelligences – Roundtable 46

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Talents and intelligences hold a great deal in common, and both come from the same mental spigots. Both also innately move others to participate at improved levels. The question is how do we animate talents in doable ways that benefit all? Do you possess that sense wonder that rolls out… Read more »

Hope as lived experience – Roundtable 45

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What would it take to sustain hope as a go-to center in your brain? When hope yields to daily mandated routines, our brains slip into dangerous ruts! Do your routines rob our hope? What about mandated routines? Looking for tips to reboot magical hope for a new season? I like… Read more »

Fear or freedom – Roundtable 44

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Our brain engages curiosity for personal growth or fear of failing in competitive practices. Yet we cannot engage both freedom and fear at the same time. We rationalize fear at times, where freedom would work. It surprises some, for instance, that discipline does not equal punishment, but derives from the… Read more »

Cynicism and our brains – Roundtable 43

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Cynicism is another way of accepting cortisol that exacerbates any problem by diminishing brainpower and blocking solutions. Queen Rania told NPR that the world cannot afford to be cynical. Do you agree? Listen here to the Queen’s conversation with NPR to encourage opposing views to learn from different perspectives. People… Read more »