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Dr. Ellen Weber - Leading With the Brain in Mind

Editor’s Note: We want to thank Dr. Ellen Weber of MITA International Brain Based Center for contributing this post as a Guest Blogger on LeaderNotes.


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Leaders who enjoy castles in their own minds seem to help others to avoid moats in theirs.

Leaders who draw on multiple intelligences find gems in many rooms & across cultures.

Leaders who look for solutions from castle towers see views that others miss. From each window they tend to see new solutions to spark their day

Leaders who make a difference tend to unleash new talents in their own minds and in others, it’s one of the attractions I spotted at KnowMoreMedia. Enter the castle in your imagination and see how great leaders look out from different views to see:

  • adventures that motivate the mind into fine art, nature and adventure
  • pathways to discovery and improvements based on inspired destinations
  • talents and capabilities needed to lead people who struggle to higher peaks
  • Leadership possibilities through doable multiple intelligence approaches

Creative leadership that sparks new directions for leaders’ lives also ignites a flame in teams they lead. Discover how this can begin to happen for you. I like to think of it as Joseph Conrad did in the Heart of Darkness, when he said: “The mind is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.”

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