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Reduce stress – Roundtable 34

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Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models to help them reduce stress, 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… Read more »

Diversity and brainpower – Roundtable 33

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To build a diverse community is to experience its propensity for wellbeing and prosperity. Why do leaders settle for compromise rather than lead for growth? Recently we watched national leaders lose what could have been a life-changing opportunity for world class growth. Sadly, they settled for gridlock with compromise at… Read more »

Curiosity reboots brains – Roundtable 32

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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 »

Creativity risk or regret – Roundtable 31

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If we agree with Sir Ken Robinson that creativity gets clobbered at school and work, we’ll likely also agree it takes risks to ignite and infuse a more creative future. It also takes a very different kind of support and intelligence-fair performance reviews for facultyas well as tests for students,… Read more »

Transfer by doing – Roundtable 30

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Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much, stress without cause, and give too little. Ask listeners though, and they usually support these 100 brainbased reasons to run hard from lectures! Doing a… Read more »

Trust building with oxytocin – Roundtable 29

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Trust building’s much like juggling alligators. Both take courage to face frightening challenges and both can cotton together beliefs into skills from our mental tools. Take trust between family members and seniors. A senior’s power of autonomy and trust is robbed if we say, “I’ll decide for you,” and trust… Read more »

Brains on sarcasm or humor – Roundtable 28

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Circles run on sarcasm add toxins to all, while humor helps our collective IQ. Our brains differ deeply on the use of humor and sarcasm. How so? Imagine a learning or leading circle not tethered to past sarcasms that exclude some, but freer with humor that benefits all! Build mental… Read more »

Tone tools for Leaders – Roundtable 27

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What tone have you used or observed that helps us take topics to a deeper level where differences help us all learn more? It takes turning personal feels into tone skills for growth! If you’ve ever enjoyed a hot discourse – with respectful insights on opposite sides, you’ll see how… Read more »

Flee toxic chemicals – Roundtable 26

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What helps you to flee toxic chemicals that hold us back or create stress that stalls our progress? Give yourself 1 point for each correct survey score. Did you score below 20 points on the Workplace Survey? Then what if we tossed a brain based solution into action each month… Read more »

Mistakes as stepping stones – Roundtable 25

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What did you learn from a past mistake that will ensure a future success? Thomas A. Edison nailed the value of learning from mistakes when he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” The best way to learn is to make mistakes, learn from… Read more »