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 »

Write your way past ruts

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If curiosity is our writer’s power, then risk for adventure is our super power. The opposite is also true, if we simply reiterate strong opinions or write without find the most current facts first. How so? Listen for new clues with innovative suggestions for a problem you face. Ruts remap… Read more »

Kindness Stockpiles with Action

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Kindness stockpiles over time, with caring actions we do daily. One way to encourage people to take risks is to reward them for it. (Tom Melohn) Our brain comes with storehouse spaces where kindness waits for its next human instruction. In the dark season on Baffin Island, I taught Inuit… Read more »

Intelligence as Fixed or Fluid?

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Research now shows how intelligence acts similar to what Ford claimed: “If you say you can or say you can’t – it’s true.” When IQ is seen as fixed however, choices narrow. Why extend our day to include multiple intelligence, if it cannot leave you smarter? Why ramp up personal… Read more »

Burn strong or burn out

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Being a lit candle in life is difficult because it means that first we must burn. Before we can influence change we usually have to become that change in visible ways. Otherwise our mental warehouse often locks us into ruts described by Bob Blue in a song below. Blue describes… Read more »

Faith Informed by Neural Discoveries

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“Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Belief helps us find solutions we crave, such as the unconditional care of a loving God. In my life faith also adds purpose and a cause worth standing for when chaos… Read more »

Crave Kindness?

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  (Mark Twain) What if we made a conscious effort to rewire our nation for more kindness in the coming year? Norman Doidge warns that the US has wired its entire nation for guns and pornography so… Read more »