Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert. He has spoken on Mindful Leadership and conducted workshops at Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, State Farm, Bank of America, Nationwide, Intel, Novartis, The World Bank, UBS, Royal Bank of Canada, UNICEF, Bank of Montreal, Harvard, Columbia University, and many other institutions. He has also presented at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the SHRM National convention (2016 & 2018), SHRM Arkansas, Oracle HCM conference, LEAD2017 and the WorkHuman Conferences.
At these workshops, Pandit presents the research on Mindfulness and explains the importance of leading by example, appreciation, communicating mindfully and managing one’s emotions. He also engages the audiences in various breathing and focusing exercises that individuals will be able to implement at work and at home. Through these workshops, Pandit helps individuals develop positive leadership qualities, lower stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity, and boost emotional intelligence.
Pandit has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today and writes for The Huffington Post. In his book, Urban Monk, Pandit writes about the turning point in his life that came after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business, which ultimately led him to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City. He uses his training and experiences to help corporate and student audiences manage stress and develop a work-life balance.
1. Principles of Mindful Leadership
This speech will present the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used to create more effective, thoughtful and productive leaders. This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” The audience will be encouraged to reflect on how they can become more inspiring and mindful leaders . It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. A mindful leader is one who is able to provide constructive feedback that is balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation.
A few of the traditional and non-traditional qualities that will be explored are:
- Leading by Example
- Appreciation and Recognition
- Communicating with Compassion
- Humility in Leadership
- Maintaining Balanced Emotions
- Mindfulness Techniques
This talk will present the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques that can be used at work and at home.
2. Mindfulness for Stress Management and Work-Life Balance
Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billions dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs. Mindfulness is being employed by companies such as Google, General Mills, Aetna, Novartis and many others because the research is showing it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus, productivity and emotional intelligence. This talk will present the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing, focusing and visualization techniques that can be used at work and at home. The audience will also be guided through appreciation and gratitude meditations.
Additional Items essential to stress management and work-life balance that will be discussed are:
- Importance of Positive Relationship
- Healthy Eating
- Unplugged Sleep
- Maintaining a Personal Hobby
3. Communicating with Compassion
How does it feel when you receive an email or text message that wasn’t very thoughtful or compassionate? Communicating with compassion can build trust and positive relationships while rushed or reactive communication can have a completely opposite impact. While working in teams, it is natural for disagreements and conflicts to arise and these are the times when it’s crucial to be able to manage our emotions so we don’t act out of anger and frustration. This workshop will discuss the four keys to thoughtful and productive communication. It will help us to understand the value of learning to listen with an open mind and demonstrate how mindfulness practices can build our emotional intelligence which will help us sympathize with another’s perspective.