Category Archives: 2-footed question

Re-imagining learning communities that cultivate curiosity and foster fewer fears!

Does your community cultivate curiosity or foster fears that drown innovation? Brain based games work especially well here! No question, curiosity is central to learning. Problems arise though, when investigation and discovery fall too far from center at school. Without curiosity’s driving fuel, students and teachers appear instead to foster… Read more »

Crave More Diversity and Community Care?

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Have you ever wondered what would spark a vibrant community that attracted people you admire? Or have you craved diversity where you work? Have you considered how dynamite change can come from all, when we appreciate all! Yes, old timers and newcomers all possess the treasured potent we need most… Read more »

10 Principles of Change I’ve Learned

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As I worked with and learned from leaders across  20 countries, over 40 years,  I learned 10 key factors that lead  sustainable change. Guided by these key principles, I engage  two-footed questions, facilitate mind-guided mutual mentoring, and track change in  brain based assessment skill charts, to help develop specific skill… Read more »

What if we programmed calm into our hectic calendar?

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Attempts to bring calm into sudden, unexpected, or hyped-up-situations can backfire at times, but deliberately planned adventures add enjoyment and serenity that relieves most pressures. Composure can rarely be mandated. Studies show that paying too much attention to our levels of peacefulness can bring its opposite. Pressure cooker chaos can… Read more »

Can We Still Lead Truth?

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At Rotary we ask, “Is it the truth?” Some say that we have entered a post-truth era. Others say truth is eternal. I say that new brain discoveries can become tools for ferreting out truth, and leading its possibilities. You? We each hold truths that stockpile for a lifetime in… Read more »

Why are we losing cherished faith and service communities? What can we do?

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As young people increasingly gravitate toward new opportunities, unfortunately they are leaving behind faith communities like churches, and service communities like Rotary. There’s growing evidence that backbone spiritual and service benefits within these cherished circles of care will eventually die out. On the flip side, young people are attracted to… Read more »

Question with 2 Feet to Dream with Dr. King

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What if your I Have a Dream lesson opened with your students’ interests? What if Martin Luther King’s life and legacy triggered students’ ability to design a mind-bending dream? Ask a two-footed, dream-building question such as, What innovative change in your situation would benefit you and others? Compare questions in … Read more »

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

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Any IQ score or standardized test result can address the question, How smart are they? Yet most of us who hope to awaken brainpower in our students, agree that mere numbers say little about their real capabilities.  On the other hand, if you want to ensure students actively master a… Read more »

What if meetings reflected the diverse mental equipment gathered?

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Imagine a meeting of any kind that offers a life-changing opportunity to build a breakthrough innovation that benefits all concerned. OK, if that’s too big a step to visualize, simply imagine a meeting you loved to attend. You’ve likely seen it – that rare gathering where enthusiasm and curiosity emerge… Read more »