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Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness

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Due Quach at the 2018 Mindful Leadership Summit. See how neural mechanisms underlie unconscious bias and learn how to provide a framework for mindful and compassionate observation. Discover how to deconstruct your biases, and how to activate neural pathways that enable you to more effectively engage with people whose perspectives may be very different from your own.

Due Quach will be hosting an Expert Workshop, The Neuroscience of Inclusion: How to Mindfully Steer Brain Activation to Devel…

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How the Human Brain Can Derail or Bolster DEI

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By Due Quach

Due Quach will be hosting an Expert Workshop, The Neuroscience of Inclusion: How to Mindfully Steer Brain Activation to Develop Inclusive Leadership, on March 5th. Click here to learn more. 

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Companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives since the establishment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 1964, yet these efforts have been frequently met with resist…

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Kindfulness-Based Stress Reduction — KBSR?

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By Cassie Schindler 

Right there, in the foreword of Jon-Kabat Zinn’s powerful book, Mindfulness for All; The Wisdom to Transform the World, he coins the word kindfulness, knowing that someone would pick it up, and expand, rather than exploit, its relevance. I hope to do that with this writing. 

If the name of the 8-week MBSR course began with the word kindfulness instead of mindfulness, would you register? Would you have a clear understanding of that word and concept? Would it appeal to you t…

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How Kaizen Events can Foster Team Presence and Innovation

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By John J. Murphy

One practical definition of leadership is going first. Leading the way. Walking the talk. I like this definition because it challenges leaders to be genuine and authentic, to lead by example. This is especially important when bringing mindfulness into a corporate culture. You will have a lot of skeptics and doubters. To many people, the idea of mindfulness brings images of yogis sitting on a mountaintop, chanting mantras. Who has time for this? We have deadlines to meet! How c…

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3 Steps to Increase Organizational Bandwidth

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By Jay Forte

Though a workplace continually changes, the past year showed us just how fast the changes can be. How does an organization stay current with the skills needed to keep the organization growing and performing as the environment around it changes? 

The answer: organizational bandwidth.

The historical way of hiring employees has assessed them for the specific abilities – their strengths, skills, and experience – as it relates to the role they are applying for. If well aligned, they a…

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How do you get an athlete like Michael Jordan to Meditate?

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George Mumford demonstrates the role of mindfulness in sports and for performance driven athletes at @Work 2019. He explains the process of how he guided the top professional athletes and teams to utilize mindfulness to achieve flow states and optimal performance. He coached players on shifting their mindset to be warriors with compassion and to become motivated by their inner self, rather than external competition. He teaches teams how to play together, using the One Breath-One Mind techni…

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An Unexpected Gift from Taking MBSR

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By Karyn Sandelman

There were many things that attracted me to this particular path when I made the commitment to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) years ago. First was my determination to share mindfulness—the practice that has been a steady, positive force of growth in my life for nearly 25 years. Beyond that, I was (and still am) committed to making mindfulness accessible to as many people as possible. MBSR, with its inclusive approach, evidence-based impacts, and time-tested c…

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