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Integrate for Growth

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Does your organization mix it up more to open access into shared values across a wider reach? Integration is as natural to our brains as books to learning. It’s also essential for practices that jumpstart our brains and foster productivity. It takes diversity to activate integration skills across an organization…. Read more »

Honor Worth Living

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When I think of honor in action today, I think of Malala Yousafzai, who refused to be silenced by a Taliban bullet to the head. In spite of threats to her life, Malala advocated girls’ education and became the youngest Nobel Peace prize winner. While we may not change the… Read more »

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 »