Being a leader comes with many challenges; you wear many hats and multitask throughout the day. When you’re constantly being pulled in different directions, you’re often not performing at your peak; you’re spending your days working reactively putting out fires, rather than proactively towards results. All of that troubleshooting means you’re not getting to do your best work.
If it feels like you’re caught on a never-ending treadmill of ineffectiveness, know that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can learn how to respond to challenges and queries with focus and clarity allowing you to get back on top of your game.
By practicing mindful leadership you can respond creatively and compassionately with focus and clarity. It can also help you:
- Be inspiring
- Be courageous
- Lead unselfishly
- Improve your listening skills
- Create common goals
Having a mindful leadership presence is not only critical for us as individuals but also has a ripple effect on those around us: the community we live in, and potentially the world. Check out the curated articles below or insights and tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your work and life.
Transforming Leaders into Mindful Leaders by Janice Marturano
Most often when we take on a leadership role we do so because we want to make a difference. As leaders we take for granted that we will work long hours, make great sacrifices, and ride the roller coaster of success and failure. Does it need to be this way? Happily, the answer is no. Read why…
How to Be Grateful for Your Morning Cup of Coffee by Nicole Bayes-Fleming
Writer AJ Jacobs explores what happens once you decide to thank everyone responsible for your morning coffee. Jacobs, like many of us, found he often overlooked the positive aspects of his day and focused on the bad. By expressing gratitude when things went right, he was able to break out of his negative thoughts. You can too. Read more…
Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day by Melanie Curtin, INC Magazine
After experiencing a running injury, Neuroscientist Sara Lazar found yoga and meditation as a treatment for her injury. This practice launched her into an investigation that lead to finding out people who practiced meditation had more gray matter in the part of the brain linked to decision-making and working memory: the frontal cortex. So, how long do you have to meditate to see such results? She shares that information in this article. Read how..
Five Ways to Cultivate Courage by Shelly Tygeilski
Courage is not the absence of fear. It’s being scared, worried, unsure, and ready to run, and yet still finding a way to do what you really want to do, what others need you to do, or what you believe is right—despite the fear. Here are some great tips from Shelly Tygielski that can help you cultivate your courage.
Feeling Stress or Burnout?
Managers and leaders struggle with similar issues of feeling overworked, unfocused, time strapped and therefore ineffective. There’s not enough space in the day or breathing room to cultivate their team members or focus on work that really matters.
We deliver mindfulness training that impacts the attitudes, physical and mental behaviors that are directly related to positive changes in work-related performance. These include enhanced ability to:
- Consciously respond to situations rather than simply react
- Bring greater concentration and focus to your work
- Monitor stress levels and take effective steps to address it
- Improved office morale and interpersonal relationships
- Increased job satisfaction
- Demonstrably improved job performance and productivity
Let us help you address burnout and stress on your team.