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Monthly News Roundup

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Our Monthly Mindful Leader news roundup contains the latest news and trends that are impacting our industry. We scan through hundreds of articles weekly and share top content with our 150k+ audience across all social media channels. Below are the top ten articles our audience found most engaging in the month of March.

1. Why the Best Leaders Get Quiet (Mindful Magazine)
Rarely do we envision a silent leader. But one of the most valuable qualities in leadership is the ability to listen with respe…

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Mindful Attention: 5 Ways to Create Focus & Manage Distractions

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by Brian Lowell French, guest contributor

Leaders are consistently challenged by all of the distractions faced through the day, taking focus away from leading the team and managing the important work. These distractions cause leaders to become scattered, making it difficult to be mindful and intentional as they lead their teams. 

When I wrote my recently published book, Harmonic Leadership – Leading with Inclusive, Mindful Caring, the intent was to provide leaders with practical and pragmatic …

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How ‘free’ is our free time?

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By Joy Reichart, New Ventures West, guest contributor

Recently, as part of an organizational retreat—one that was centered on asking questions and being in a space of unknown, of emergence, of creation—we were invited to engage in a 24-hour media fast: no articles, books, TV, podcasts, social media. Essentially cleansing our minds and bodies of the incessant bombardment of other people’s words.

When the invitation was first issued I felt myself go white with terror. My panicked mind started pr…

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Leading with Mindfulness, Selflessness, and Compassion

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Jacqueline Carter at the 2018 At Work Summit

Jacqueline provides an overview of current leadership challenges and presents research findings for successful leadership practices in the 21st century. To address leadership challenges, Carter shares how mindfulness is an effective tool to manage attention for leaders. She discusses how research demonstrated most leaders feel ‘unmindful’ and their minds are cluttered, therefore resulting in tasks being incomplete. Carter provides t…

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Weekly News Roundup

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Our weekly Mindful Leader news roundup contains the latest news and trends that are impacting our industry. We scan through hundreds of articles weekly and share top content with our 150k+ audience across all social media channels. Below are the top ten articles our audience found most engaging in the last week. 

1. Many business leaders meditate. It might be because it can help you make fewer mistakes (World Economic Forum)
Meditation and mindfulness are good for mental health but also have oth…

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Weekly News Roundup

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Our weekly Mindful Leader news roundup contains the latest news and trends that are impacting our industry. We scan through hundreds of articles weekly and share top content with our 150k+ audience across all social media channels. Below are the top ten articles our audience found most engaging in the last week. 

1. The 10 best mindfulness books to read in 2022, according to 3 psychologists (Reviews)
We spoke to 3 psychologists to get their recommendations on the best mindfulness books that can …

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June Neuroscience Round-Up for Mindful Leaders

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For this month’s Round-Up, we examine the latest findings regarding MBSR and structural brain changes, what our brain waves tell us about how we engage with art, the promise of mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement, remembering selfless experiences, and look at how functional brain connectivities relate to pain and trauma. We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links to the full articles.

1. Mindfulness Doesn’t Change Our Brains in Ways Once Thought

Findings from th…

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How to Face the Challenges of Going Back to the Office

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By John J. Murphy

We all know the eternal optimist says “the glass is half-full,” while the pessimist says “the glass is half-empty.” But as the author Simon Sinek says, “People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” That’s the real optimist. 

Research shows that positive energizers, those who are not only optimistic, but who uplift, motivate, and renew others usually wind up uplifting themselves and their organizations. Their contagio…

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Weekly News Roundup

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Our weekly Mindful Leader news roundup contains the latest news and trends that are impacting our industry. We scan through hundreds of articles weekly and share top content with our 150k+ audience across all social media channels. Below are the top ten articles our audience found most engaging in the last week. 

1. Why the Best Leaders Get Quiet (Mindful)
Rarely do we envision a silent leader. But one of the most valuable qualities in leadership is the ability to listen with respect and presenc…

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Is Mindfulness Demotivating? State Mindfulness as a Workplace Intervention

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Andrew Hafenbrack, PhD at the 2019 At Work Summit

Professor Hafenbrack presents his findings of research studies on Meditation and State Mindfulness, exploring if Mindfulness helps with motivating for mundane tasks. He explores the difference between State and Trait mindfulness, and the response his controversial NYT op-ed received that stated research studies had resulted in people feeling demotivated when it came to doing mundane tasks. This session discusses this research and t…

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