The mind is capable of anything – because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. (Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness). What Conrad fails to warn us here is that every past action sits stored in our brain ready to shape and control things… Read more »
“He’s not interested in communicating with others,” his mother apologized. “Brett’s our introvert,” she said as if introversion defined Brett’s entire character. We’ve all heard it. He’d rather be alone. Or, she rarely accepts party invitations, preferring to read at home alone. All the above relates to our intrapersonal intelligence,… 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, leaders look past moral failures in favor of personal gain, and finer… Read more »
Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models, our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social strategies and emotional boosts that toss cheer and hope back into our day! But how? What can we do, in a climate of… Read more »
Lack of empathy in high school lessons, ensures a lack of emotional capability in adult leaders. This lack shows up in a leader’s inability to learn from, collaborate with, or care for those who differ. Have you seen this emotional disability in your leaders? Since empathy is a central component… Read more »
Did you know that your brain’s plasticity equips you to become the person you’d like others to see in you? YOUR TURN! Join our Brain Based Circles! Would love to meet you at any of the following! Brain Leaders and Learners Blog Mita Brain Center Facebook efweber on Pinterest @ellenfweber… Read more »
Never before have teens needed us more to spot safe places past their struggles, and to support their strengths. After a lifetime of working with teens and their families, it pains me to read reports of spiked suicides, along with a proliferation of chemicals and drugs used to try and… Read more »
Even adult daughters and their mothers, or sons and fathers can grow their capacity to share inner emotions in safe settings. That’s the good news that comes with a brain’s plasticity (or ability to change itself).
Tip 9 – Draw strength from close friends.
How do your friends impact ethical choices?
What if the popular 20Q (game show) converted into steps for a new culture of character that includes caring?
Two-footed questions improve the odds for building good character in schools, colleges and workplaces, in several ways. The two feet simply add action to asking, and include reflections on both sides of the brain for solutions.
Questioners arrive at the best answers by doing whatever it takes to help people move from traditional limitations into possibilities for finer characters in a new era.
Rather than blame others for violence, and unethical practices, notice that all questions below involve questioners in finding character-building solutions: