Talents as intelligences – Roundtable 46

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Talents and intelligences hold a great deal in common, and both come from the same mental spigots. Both also innately move others to participate at improved levels. The question is how do we animate talents in doable ways that benefit all? Do you possess that sense wonder that rolls out… Read more »

Hope as lived experience – Roundtable 45

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What would it take to sustain hope as a go-to center in your brain? When hope yields to daily mandated routines, our brains slip into dangerous ruts! Do your routines rob our hope? What about mandated routines? Looking for tips to reboot magical hope for a new season? I like… Read more »

Fear or freedom – Roundtable 44

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Our brain engages curiosity for personal growth or fear of failing in competitive practices. Yet we cannot engage both freedom and fear at the same time. We rationalize fear at times, where freedom would work. It surprises some, for instance, that discipline does not equal punishment, but derives from the… Read more »

Cynicism and our brains – Roundtable 43

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Cynicism is another way of accepting cortisol that exacerbates any problem by diminishing brainpower and blocking solutions. Queen Rania told NPR that the world cannot afford to be cynical. Do you agree? Listen here to the Queen’s conversation with NPR to encourage opposing views to learn from different perspectives. People… Read more »

Multiple Intelligences – Roundtable 42

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Do you engage additional intelligences that improve your day? 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. … Read more »

Run from lectures – Roundtable 41

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Are you looking for lectures or learning? The reason I ask is because brain research shows how lectures rarely go together with learning as we’d once hoped. That leads to the next obvious question, “Have you ever wonder why we give talks and lectures as if unaware that listeners retain… Read more »

Innovative Mindset – Roundtable 40

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Why not identify a personal change you’d like to make, and then let’s consider together how to get there? People tend to join in and innovate faster if we ask questions they’d most like to answer. What problem lies in your way at the moment so that you feel unable… Read more »

Smart skills – Roundtable 39

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Expect agility to follow when we combine hard and soft skills to lead change for the 21st Century. Agile learners develop smart skills to build flexible and resourceful communities, where problems get solved and people find support.  It’s more than hard or soft skills, yet it builds a learning community… Read more »

Lead change past sexism – Roundtable 38

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When I think of growing gender equity, I think of Brene Brown’s caution that: “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” To let go and act authentically is also to embrace equity among all humans.” If… Read more »

Cortisol chemical dangers – Roundtable 37

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Listen to angry rhetoric or cruel name-calling and you are hearing a brain fueled by dangerous stress chemicals, that block emotional wellbeing. Walk alongside a person facing loss, and we see enough sorrow, stress and regret to shut us down completely. Have you been there? Toxins we take on daily… Read more »