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Assessments Can Stunt Growth

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The most important part of learning is not to be successful but to learn how to get up, go on, and grow again when we are not successful. Assessments can work for or against a learner’s chances to grow and find genuine success. How so? Show enthusiasm by naming and… Read more »

How Many Literacies to Engage?

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We all come equipped with multiple literacies of which we use very few as learners. Take your brain back to the last lecture or meeting you endured, and you’ll likely agree with research that shows how lectures work against human brains.  It’s the same for meetings where few people talk… Read more »

Brain Based Leadership beyond Trudeau, Wilson, Raybould Referendum

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What if brain based leadership offered tools to restore Canada’s future prosperity? When dangerous cortisol chemicals seep into our communications, suddenly good alternatives disappear because our brains become part of killer cortisol surges. Thanks to new neural research, we see cortisol’s toxic stress chemicals as civil-war triggers.  Luckily our brains… Read more »

Retreat where Faith Meets Mindfulness and Grace Becomes Lived Experience

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Do crushing demands of your life seem never ending?  Do you try hard yet simply cannot manage it all?  Does an ordinary day leave you feeling like you’re just not smart enough, talented enough or motivated like people around you?  What if you don’t have to work so hard, or… Read more »

What Drugs Nudge Us to New Peaks?

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To know your brain is the first step to making smarter choices about drugs that keep you healthy. Electrical activity in your brain, for instance, is as central to your intelligence as electrical lights are to your home.  Researchers predict the brain is organized by a hierarchy of electrical waves… Read more »

2 Scarce IQ Skills to Side-step Gridlocks and Squabbles

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Have you wondered why some organizational or political leaders appear incapable of leading across differences? Why do demands for partisan preferences or emphasis on personal gain tend to supersede leading ethics and non-partisan benefits that would improve life for those we lead? The answer to this pervasive leadership problem is… Read more »

What’s St. Patrick’s Day to You?

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Ever wonder why we wear the color green on St. Pat’s Day? Or have you imagined how you would plan one of the many March 17th parties to showcase Ireland’s patron saint? What’s to celebrate? We cheer Erin Go Bragh (or Ireland forever!) to Ireland’s history, folklore, foods, music, shamrocks,… Read more »

Novice and Senior Rotarians Form Robust Connections

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Have you seen Rotarians struggle to mix senior members with rejuvenated novices in ways that grow their club to benefit all? A Rotary club’s challenge is to value traditions built on yesteryears, and at the same time open windows into refreshing opportunities suited for a new era. It takes shared… Read more »

Play with mind-guided ideas for new advances (Post 3 of 3)

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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 Wiley Publisher’s new international handbook… Read more »