Left-Brain Dominant Culture
Our culture and upbringing favor the development of the left side of the brain (logic, reason, structure) to the detriment of the right side of the brain (joy, pleasure, imagination, creativity, fun). See table below for more distinctions (not the normal lot)…
Table: Differences between Left / Right-brain Function
|Left-Brain Function||Right-Brain Function|
|Learning||Structured, organized, methodical, coordinated, study||Experiential, chance, accidental, organic, absorb|
|Thinking method||Logic, rational, reason, intellect, realistic, sober, solid, sane, wise, practical, sensible, sound, judgement, investigate||Perceive, ponder, puzzle, reflect, speculate, gauge, digest, envisage, muse, devise, discern, dream|
|Communication||Tell, command, demand, dictate, inform, teach, talk, debate, lecture, sermon, criticize, interrogate, question, dispute, state, report, declare …||Discuss, dialogue, converse, negotiate, inquire, give feedback, show, appeal, request, invite, urge, argue, share knowledge, ask, impart, relate, reveal, contact|
|Senses||See, hear, touch, taste, smell, tactile, visceral||Sense, intuit, feel, anticipate, hunch, predict, forecast, inspiration, premonition, sensitive (to vibes/ energy/ undercurrents/ subliminal cues)|
|Emotion||Fear, love, hate, sadness, depression||Hope, joy, bliss, ecstasy, agape, empathy, compassion, grace|
|Driving force||Force, discipline, willpower, supervised, managed, motivation, accountable, push||Desire, passion, meaning, purpose, engagement, enthusiasm, inspiration, wholehearted, anticipation, excitement, draw, pull, absorbed, interest, promise, immersed, want, fascination, rapt, delight, pleasure, riveted|
|Hooked on||Secure, safe, stable, certain, definite, exact, particular, explicit, clear, specific, closed, limited, fixed, predetermined, rigid, predictable, done it before, old hat, same, become bored, known||Unknown, new, original, unique, conceive, unpredictable, synchronous, exciting, stimulating, fun, surprising, different, visionary, revolutionary, embrace change, try, unsure, uncertain, ambiguous, push boundaries, experiment, explore, adventure, pioneer, indefinite, open-ended, vast, limitless, variable, fluid, flexible|
|Managers||Control (over), ego (me/ them), rules, regulations, laws, systems, procedures, processes, guilt, conscience, enforce, this is the way it has always been done here||Test & verify, community, together, integrity, universal principles, self-respect, ethical, moral, for the greater good, what can we do to improve?|
|Leadership||Traditional, follow where others lead, use what others invent, adopt and adjust||Visionary, emergent, lead the pack, stand out above the crowd, differentiate, radical change|
|Time||Organized, scheduled, agreed, established, arranged, managed, on time, deadlines, planned, chronological, Chronos||Kairos, right time, in time, proper or opportune time, flexible, period, phase, stage, era, term, interval, stretch, while ….|
|Frame of mind||Assume, presume, expect, protect||Disrupt, question, challenge, create, innovate, invent, ingenious…|
|Make use of||Conscious||Subconscious & unconscious|
|Locus of control||External||Internal|
Win/ lose, compete
|Maybe, almost, what if, what about, imagine
Unlimited shades of grey & color
We all win together
Random associations, guess, anticipate
Visionary Leaders & Leadership
To stay ahead of the game; beat the economy, trump the competition and … you need visionary leaders and leadership.
What stops us being visionary?
Upbringing/ Programming/ Indoctrination stops us. This is good news, because whatever your capacities, you can radically improve.
The Solution is Three-fold
- Remove limitations; whatever is stopping you
- Activate right-brain to spark imagination
- Practice makes perfect
Why remove limitations?
Unless you remove limitations, they will keep hampering progress; sabotaging and undermining your best efforts.
Why activate right-brain?
The right brain is the key to greater creativity, innovation, original ideas, smart solutions, and being a visionary. (Our culture favours left-brain thinking to the detriment of right-brain development, the seat of imagination, creativity, and visionary thinking, as well as the source of joy, pleasure, fun, …. and your own special brand of genius.)
The brain is ‘plastic’. Like playing an instrument or driving a car, the more you practice, the better you become. However, how you do it makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
Top 5 Benefits of Visionary Leaders and Leadership
- Pioneer new innovative developments in your industry, company, product category….
- Anticipate emerging markets, growth areas,
- Trump competition
- Become the expert, authority, leader in your field
- Beat the economy
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