Is Your Brain a Flashlight or a Lantern?

July 7, 2023

Is Your Brain a Flashlight or a Lantern?

May 29, 2023

Neuroscience teaches us that a young adult's brain is fast and focused, with a similar value to having a flashlight on a night hiking trip. It can move quickly and offers precision control so that you can quickly see the path ahead of you. There's a certain intensity to a flashlight and a young brain.

Brain science also teaches us that an older brain works holistically and systemically with broader peripheral vision, sort of like a lantern. A lantern casts light over more expansive areas, just like an older brain can move more adeptly from the left brain to the right brain and back. A more aging brain is also better able to see blind spots.

Some leadership situations require a flashlight - limited time to make a decision, a need to focus on something that must be solved. Other situations require a lantern - the time to be curious and open to new solutions and the willingness to explore blind spots.

As a leader, ask yourself, "What's needed right now: a flashlight or a lantern?"

Go deeper with a workshop, in person or online.

No items found.

Awaken Your Soul to Reimagine Success with Shelley Paxton

February 26, 2024
 to 
March 2, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Love's Journey: Transforming Our Relationships with Dené Logan

March 4, 2024
 to 
March 9, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Learning to Love Midlife with Chip Conley

Mar 12, 2024
 to 
Mar 17, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Mar 12, 2024
 to 
Mar 17, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Learning to Love Midlife with Chip Conley

March 12, 2024
 to 
March 17, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Mar 12, 2024
 to 
Mar 17, 2024
Baja, Mexico