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Questions for Revenge or Reconciliation

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Ask reflective questions and we increase the brain’s plasticity or its ability to change and improve itself. Ask questions people love to answer and reconciliation becomes a likely outcome. The opposite is also true. Ask vengeful questions and we alter the brain’s plasticity or its ability to change and avenge… Read more »

Minds in Search of Truth

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 Truth and leadership were still alive and well at our interactive newcomer Rotary meeting on Oct 10th,  at the U of A Faculty Club. So was democracy as person after person shared the meaning of truth in their lived experiences. It takes tons of planning and deliberate focus on… Read more »

Do Women and Men Lead Change Differently?

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Some say that men’s logic rivals women’s emotion, when it comes to leading change, problem-solving or coping with stress. Others say that successful men and women use both logic and emotion – but they use it differently to lead change and cope with stress. What do you say? Interestingly,  hilarious… Read more »

Serotonin Tools for Smart Skill Building

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Serotonin is a bit like watching a miracle drug at work, since situations blow up and yet it helps us to create calm.  At times called a molecule of happiness, serotonin is far more than that in any problem-solving situation when even one person engages its power. Serotonin gives you… Read more »

Curiosity that Lifts Contentment

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Each moment we’re interested in the process of breathing we’re training ourselves in curiosity. (Ed Halliwell) At their best, our brains bring us an authentic awareness. They come brimming over with a zest for wonder and a curiosity that awaits our cultivation. Curiosity teaches my two grandchildren and me to… Read more »

Valued Secrets of Introverts Unleashed

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Highlight the inner secrets of those termed “introverts,” and we’ll likely toss in wisdom from deep inner truths worth adding! New insights into intelligence helps us identify and repair incorrect notions of an introvert’s assets. If we replace two myths about those who favor deep inner reflections, we begin to… Read more »

Build Playful Paths into Imagination

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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 »

Does a Genius Need Ethics?

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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 »

Mentorship to Expand an Organization’s Culture

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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 »