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War or Peace – Our Brain’s Perspective

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Type the word PEACE into Libby.com audio books and their vast library collection showcases only 55 audio titles. Type WAR into the same data base and a whopping 986 titles bounce back. My case for peace is made. We may talk peace but we teach, re-enact, celebrate and push war!… Read more »

How to Bully Proof Our Brains Against Upset

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Teach our brains to remove the oxygen from mistreatment, and we pound a clear path for surprisingly freer steps forward. Whether we feel spurned by a former friend or slammed online by a tyrannical leader, our brains come fully equipped to recognize our personal worth and to turn our inner… Read more »

Brain Based Leadership beyond Trudeau, Wilson, Raybould Referendum

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What if brain based leadership offered tools to restore Canada’s future prosperity? When dangerous cortisol chemicals seep into our communications, suddenly good alternatives disappear because our brains become part of killer cortisol surges. Thanks to new neural research, we see cortisol’s toxic stress chemicals as civil-war triggers.  Luckily our brains… Read more »

Observe Brain Changes in Action (Post 2 of 3)

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We now know the brain changes itself when we act on the changes we seek! Apply that concept to new Rotary memberships in any club and you’ll observe all the brainpower and new neural discoveries needed to increase membership well suited for new era service. To test this hypothesis we… Read more »

Q & A on Power of Kindness vs Hate in Brains

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Have you wondered about the brain’s power of kindness over hate? Or did you know that kindness alters our brain’s chemistry? Q & A on the Merits of Kindness VS Hate in Human Brains … Q 1. How does kindness change the brain’s chemistry? A 1. Kindness primes our plasticity… Read more »

Why Let it Go?

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A good friend of mine, who is also a highly successful leader, found it especially hard to access serotonin and let go of words his daughter spoke. He was still grieving the death of his wife and best friend when asked to babysit a new grandchild to accommodate a date… Read more »

Tone to Disagree Takes Humility

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He emerged unexpectedly in a brain based leadership grad course I taught. Like a jewel’s multiple hues glitter in flashes of sunlight his wit and wisdom became our glow. This grad student could easily have taught the course. Instead he taught our entire graduate community by his humble tone, how… Read more »

Your Brain on Conflict – Innovation Drain

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  Just as brains gravitate to gambling addictions  when we pull slot machine levers for unsure results, we also compulsively flip channels for feisty news clips that hold us captive in a toxic grip. Both addictions come with the same inner craving for indeterminate wonder.  Both can lead to disaster,… Read more »

When Your Leaders Fall Short – Do You?

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Every failed move by leaders you observe, opens an opportunity for innovative leadership alternatives. Let’s say you care deeply about wellbeing for every human inside and beyond our nation.  Or you strongly oppose war as any segue possibility into peace.  What if you run from inequity,  abhor abortion, yet firmly… Read more »

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

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Are you aware that all normal brains come with chemical and electrical equipment to help you choose civil discourse? Or did you know that your brain can default into cynical choices that bully, berate or intimidate? Simply stated, without deliberate choices for civility, a danger exists for lack of civility… Read more »