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Harnessing The Power Of Reflection: The Start, Stop, Continue Exercise With A SMART Twist

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In the bustling corridors of modern workplaces, the need for self-reflection and continuous improvement is more crucial than ever. Rooted in principles of organizational development, the Start, Stop, Continue exercise is simple and effective. Its origins, while not attributed to a single creator, lie in the collective wisdom of management and human resources professionals who recognize the power of actionable feedback.

The Essence of the Model

The model is disarmingly simple: categorize action…

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4 Stoic Strategies to Help Master Ego - Insights from Ryan Holiday

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By The Mindful Leader Team

Introduction

In "Ego is the Enemy," Ryan Holiday masterfully explores the management of ego, blending Stoic wisdom with captivating historical anecdotes and key psychological principles. He argues that effective leadership is deeply rooted in the understanding and management of one’s ego. His insights are crucial for leaders seeking to navigate the complexities of ego, harmonizing the rational detachment of Stoicism with the mindful awareness at the heart of Mindfuln…

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January Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

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By the Mindful Leader Team

This month, we first look at how prioritizing wellness at work could help fight the problem in which employees are just pretending to work. Then, we look at a review covering the effects of different interventions in combining physical activity with mindfulness as well as how the threads of control, purpose, and community weave our workplace health. Lastly, we dive into research that highlights the impact of unhealthy work cultures on employee health and longevity. We…

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Deconstructing Unconscious Bias Using Neuroscience & Mindfulness

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Key Highlights

  • Overcoming Bias to Achieve Potential: Quach shared her personal story of overcoming bias and trauma to achieve her potential, from being a refugee to graduating from Harvard and becoming a social entrepreneur. She emphasized that bias is not always bad, but it can be harmful when it is unconscious. She introduced the concept of the "NOTE Framework" to help people deconstruct their unconscious biases.
  • The 3 Brain States: Quach described the 3 brain states that are associated …

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Looking Back at 2023 - Top 5 Articles & Posts

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By Mindful Leader Team

As 2023 draws to a close, let's take a stroll down memory lane with Mindful Leader's top articles of the year. With a whopping 122 articles and a staggering 220,025 views on our blog, we thank our readers for their unwavering support. Let's dive into some of the year's highlights, counting down in true year-end fashion. Whether you're taking a breather from the holiday rush or just curious, these articles offer insights and tips for a more mindful life. From embracing for…

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December Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

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This month, we first look at how mindfulness helps people stick to a heart-healthy diet before considering how mindfulness works to reduce technostress in the workplace. Then, we look at survey results highlighting the importance of an inclusive and safe workplace environment as well as insights from the Workplace Stress Index. Lastly, we turn our attention to optimism about workplace wellness initiatives. We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links to the full articles.…

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November Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

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By The Mindful Leader Team

This month, we first look at a study showing that most workers consider wellbeing to be equally as important as salary. Then, we examine how employees feel about wellness workplace initiatives before taking a deep dive into the paradoxes of showing compassion at work. Next, we explore holistic health and burnout in the workplace as well as just how important leisure activities are for reducing workaholism and work stress. We have summarized the main ideas and key take…

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Mindfulness @Ernst & Young

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Key Highlights:

  • Make mindfulness relatable and accessible. Avoid spiritual or esoteric language and focus on tangible benefits.
  • Build a network of mindfulness champions. Start small and gradually build your network, pitching the concept to potential champions at every introductory class.
  • Collaborate with curriculum developers to integrate mindfulness into the learning and development curriculum. Ensure that programs remain true to their core principles while making them accessible and pra…

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Bridging Divides: Leading Mindfully in a Polarized World

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By Mindful Leader Team

In a world inundated by duality, there's a pronounced urge in the human psyche to choose sides. Whether it's political affiliations, brand loyalty, or social ideologies, this dichotomy is pervasive. But what drives this impulse? And in a climate that's ever polarizing, how can mindful leaders navigate these choppy waters? Let’s explore.

The Psychological Urge to Belong

At the core of our need to align with a group or a set of beliefs, is our intrinsic desire for belongi…

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Leading Post-Crisis Growth – 3 Ways Leaders Make a Difference

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A thought-provoking session at the 2022 Mindful Leader Summit led by Lili Powell, Ph.D., explored the role of resilience and attunement in leadership. This article delves into the insights shared during this session, highlighting the profound impact of leadership on guiding individuals and teams toward growth in the aftermath of adversity.

Why Resilience Matters

The central question addressed during the session was, "Why do some individuals thrive and grow after facing adversity, while other…

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