Leadership as we know it is vanishing. The people, places, and things we used to hold as sacred and inviolate as leaders are breaking down. The corner office is giving way to a virtual global office; your boardroom and gavel are dissolving to make way for collaborative decision-making. Leaders of tomorrow are the people who can be peaceful, profitable, and present to what is going on at the rapid pace of change today.
Leadership was once about knowing all the answers, and making all the decisions. Now it is about knowing the empowering questions and unifying others to make decisions together. It is being present and awake to human’s spirit and passion, aligned with, not governed by the technology.
What is emerging? Mindful leaders. Leaders who can sit in this uncertainty and be certain of one thing, something better this way comes. The person who can be both human (in their head) and being (in their soul).
Mindfulness is a skill and a practice. It’s a journey not a destination. Here I’ll show you the money – according to Institute for Mindful Leadership people who have a daily mindfulness practice are more engaged and better decision makers.
Mindful means to be fully present as a leader, to be authentic, compassionate and kind. It is to stand for something and against nothing. Mindful leaders collaborate more deeply with your self so you can collaborate more with others. In most cases, it is turning off your cell phone so you can hear the higher calling of wisdom within you.
Google, Aetna, League Data and many more companies of all sizes are recognizing the growing costs of stress, absenteeism, lack of focus that is literally killing us and our companies. Google’s Search Inside Yourself Training program has more than 20,000 graduates in over 100 cities around the world. This mindfulness-training program makes Google and companies like them some of the most sought after companies to work for in the world.
Mindful leaders acknowledge change is not happening to us, it is happening for us. When we wake up and see it that way.
Three Mindful Leadership Secrets Beyond Meditation:
By choosing these secret mindful practices in concert with regular meditation you reduce stress, absenteeism, and increase employee happiness and engagement thus getting your company closer to higher profits and it’s vision and mission faster.
Mindfulness creates profits, peace and presence in uncertain times. If it’s good enough for Google, is it time for you to explore it to? Curious? Willing? Want to move from “silently awake” to leading mindfully? You have nothing to lose. Let me answer your questions.
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