Category Archives: 2-footed question

When Your Leaders Fall Short – Do You?

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Every failed move by leaders you observe, opens an opportunity for innovative leadership alternatives. Let’s say you care deeply about wellbeing for every human inside and beyond our nation.  Or you strongly oppose war as any segue possibility into peace.  What if you run from inequity,  abhor abortion, yet firmly… Read more »

How Can We Find Calm in the Midst of Conflicts?

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Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

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Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »

Killer Question for Aging Parent or Older Child!

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If you could re-stage your last family gathering for the sole purpose of engaging a life-changing question to an older child, or aging parent – what would you ask? My own beautiful, talented, generous and caring daughter has always been the light of my life – yet I failed at… Read more »

Possibility Mindset – Ignite Community with 2-footed Questions

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Does it surprise you that research shows people who spot more possibilities live longer than peers who focus on problems? They light up our circles too! You may ask, What about tough times, when cursing the darkness seems to bat last?  Even when hope seems to fade, possibility thinkers are… Read more »

Robust Empathy through Two-Footed Questions

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Holidays and emotionally driven elections can add stress and even threaten to tip our tiny vessel into their unpredictably choppy seas. Such charged events also open new possibilities to heal the humanity within each of us, beyond campaign wrangling, in spite of family feuds and past national regrets. Luckily our… Read more »

Mental Tools in Stress Free Zones

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The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.

Stress kills!

Kindness Rebuilds Beyond Leader Gridlock

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Just uploaded 256 two-footed questions to help us rebuild more and kinder communications across differences – than we lost through gridlock that stalls our collective IQ! Let me toss out a few two-footed sizzlers for your thanksgiving table that may bring opposites together for kinder benefits to all guests, for… Read more »

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

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Does your community cultivate curiosity or foster fears that drown innovation? 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 fears that shut down wonder and kill… Read more »

If you could go back …?

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What would you do differently, if you could retract one thing? If I could go back 40 years (gosh that’s a long retreat back!) – I’d change my teaching, parenting, and leadership approach in one key area…. I’d tell far less – and question more with 2 feet! Why so? Two-footed… Read more »