Move Beyond Myths of Safety

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Today’s inaugural speech reminds us again that life can deeply decay while leaders on top focus more on safety‘s defense than on potential growth. While renewal stretches a brain’s plasticity into growth and change, brainpower is inhibited daily by playing it safe through fear or anxious concern. Do you maintain… Read more »

Move People Back to Center

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Watch any round-table, workplace or learning setting jettison forward with people held in esteem, and you’ll see a fast track back to innovation, after systems break or stagnate. Yet we often see technology glitch in ways to shift people to outer edges of learning situations, rather than at the center. … Read more »

Move Beyond Technology That Fails

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Tonight I attended an Online session that I thought would be leaders engaged in learning improvement and opportunities for growth. Instead a few people ended up engaging one another in technology glitches, while the rest of us wasted time. Has it happened to you? Or have you ever launched what… Read more »

Move Beliefs into Action to Win

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Your brain’s equipped to do far more with even the most basic belief, that you nudge into action. Multiple intelligences, for example, offer tools to move beliefs into action for a finer world. It often takes insights that come from daydreaming. According to Robert Lee Holtz, Wall Street Journal Science… Read more »

Move Past Regret by Doing its Opposite

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Asked what they most regretted, retirees named lack of preparation for retirement. You? People who regret  missed chances from past, also tended to focus less on present prospects. No wonder lamenters continue to miss out daily. New studies show that older folks should let go of regret faster, with some… Read more »

Move Tone Tools to Open Opportunities

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Have you ever observed a skilled facilitator use tone tools to turn around a tough situation? Tone skills open mental gateways both to speak ethically and to feel heard. They also communicate respect across differences, and find winning solutions within opposing views. What’s your tone IQ? People who engage others,… Read more »

Expect More Memory by Outsourcing Key Facts

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In spite of great books about memory and the brain’s amazing ability to remember, we still search frantically for keys as we fly out the door. It doesn’t have to be that way. Books such as, How to Develop a Perfect Memory, by Dominic O’Brien, work well for those interested in remembering… Read more »

What Does Your Name Mean and Why Care?

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How do you open a new class, workshop or mentor circle?  Speak people’s name with care, and research affirms you will spark their brain’s sense of worth, and add value to their day. How does it happen? Your name links to intrapersonal intelligence, which also warehouses personal traits such as common… Read more »

Expect Active Participation by Facilitating

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How many times do participants speak and feel heard when you present new ideas? Facilitation skill allows people to speak and ethically nudges steller interests and abilities toward a shared finish line for quality growth. How so? 1. Question possibilities by raising one umbrella query to launch your presentation. Lectures… Read more »

Expect Brain Benefits from Humor

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Have you ever heard laughter that cracks you up even before you hear the joke? Or have you worked alongside people who like to laugh in ways that speed the clock during boring routines? Workplace stories such as Carol Cortisol’s Certification Day, that leave people laughing, or Sam Serotonin’s Pizza… Read more »