>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week


Posted: 03 Mar 2008 12:41 AM CST

Our brains work like paths in a forest. There are neural pathways along which our thoughts and messages to other parts of the body travel.

The neural pathways that we use the most, through the activities and thought processes of our daily lives, become clear and easy to navigate.

The pathways that we use less can become narrow and obscured. The ones we don’t use at all become over grown and blocked.

The conditioning we experienced as we grew up opened up specific pathways and allowed others to close.

How hard it is to learn anything, such as new and different ways of being, is proportional to how blocked and overgrown that particular neural pathway is.

The process of learning anything is a process of getting the machete out and opening a pathway.

According to the work the work of Howard Gardner there are 8 intelligences clarified so far. You can do a test to see where your strengths lie. (The questions are very narrowly defined and you may want to do the test twice or reinterpret the questions from a more personal view).

How we learn things (the most effective way to use our machete) is related to the types of intelligence we favour.

In the Howard Gardner model our preferred learning models would be:

Lingusitic – by reading, listening, discussion and debate.
Logical -Mathmatical – by working things out either alone or collaboratively.
Spatial – by experiencing
Bodily Kinesthetic – by doing or experiencing
Musical – listening
Interpersonal – through collaboration and discussion
Intrapersonal – through individual reflection

The best way for any of us to learn a new skill or behaviour is to use a mixture of our strongest intelligence areas, and avoid our weaker intelligences.

For example, I have just written a free (and very short) e-book on Authentic Leadership. Those with strengths in Linguistic, Logical, and Intrapersonal skills are likely to find reading the e-book a perfectly adequate way of learning.

Those who favour Interpersonal, Kinesthetic, Musical or Spatial might well prefer a workshop or event where they can experience, discuss and hear about it.

If you are interested in developing your leadership skills whether it is related to self-leadership, team leadership or organisational leadership do take a look at the e-book.

If you find that you like the ideas, but reading them does not really do it for you, perhaps we could organise a phone in or a workshop. Let me know if this appeals to you.

If you are interested in broader coaching or personal development events take a look at all of exiting events that are available on my web site.

with love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
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The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
  – George Orwell

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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