When Does Great Leadership Become Wise Leadership?
As an executive, you’re probably unaware you’re operating on autopilot. Perhaps you liken corporate decision-making to a ceaseless engine. In today’s fast-paced business climate, it’s becoming harder than ever to maintain your quality of thought.
Mindfulness is the scientifically-proven practice of taking back control of your mind, and recognising how the power of deep personal awareness on a fundamental level can bring huge benefits in both domestic and professional environments.
Since the advancement of MRI scans, mindfulness is a topic that has increasingly gained public attention. A Harvard neuroscience research programme has shown that regular meditators of mindfulness demonstrate greater brain functions, improved blood pressure, heart rates and other signs of wellbeing. Its establishment was further cemented when it featured as a workshop for global leaders at the 2013 World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland.
Multi-national companies such as AOL, Google, General Mills and even the US Army have pioneered mindfulness techniques and are reporting significant improvements in performance, effectiveness as well as an increase in stock results. They have found, like the London 2012 Olympic medal winners, that mindfulness techniques can help you achieve success.
Here at Mindfulness Leadership we can bring these techniques to you, designing tailor-made programmes to suit you and your organisation. We can train your executives in-house, on retreat or bring the practices into your workplace for all your staff.
Find out more about our programme offerings here.
Mindfulness means the awareness that emerges when we learn to pay attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to things as they are.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living