Four Mindful Steps to Lead With Compassion
By John J. Murphy, guest contributor
In 2009 I wrote a book titled, Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace. Originally, the book was intended to help people in all walks of life live with more presence, confidence, compassion, and abundance. It was the first book I wrote outside of the business and leadership genre, so I was surprised to learn a few years later that it was being used by a “sensei” (master teacher) at one of the world’s largest corporations to train business leaders how to lead…
Leaders Connect With Empathy, But Lead With Compassion
By Jacqueline Carter & Rasmus Hougaard, guest contributors
For decades, leaders have been taught the importance of empathy. Its importance cannot be overstated, especially in today’s world of work. Empathy is the ability to recognize and share others’ feelings and perspectives. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in others’ shoes. As a leader, this ability is obviously important. You can lead others more effectively if you can understand what they might be experiencing. Research also shows t…
How Can Mindfulness Help You Become a More Agile Learner?
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By Andy Lee, Mindful Leader CWMF and MBSR Instructor
There’s an old adage that in ten years on the job, some people amass ten years of learning while others gain one year of learning ten times over. The difference between these two types of people can be described as a difference in learning agility.
Learning agility, a term coined by Lombardo and Eichinger (2000), is the capacity of a person to learn and develop as a result of their on-the-job chall…
8 Take-Aways to Mindfully Advance Your Life & Career
By John J. Murphy, Guest Contributor
During this epic time of uncertainty, adversity, and the “Great Resignation,” it is wise to ask oneself, “What can I do to step up my performance and meet these challenges successfully?” What would a sensible and proactive leader do? How do highly effective people manage these challenges with poise, confidence, and grace?”
The 8 Take-Aways:
Here are eight “take-aways” my clients find very helpful, both personally and professionally. I use the term take-a…
3 Simple Ways to Create More Tech-Life Balance Today
By Meico Marquette Whitlock, the Mindful Techie, guest contributor
The pandemic has disrupted your life and blurred the lines between working at home and living at work. Your job role may have shifted as we grapple collectively with how to provide essential services with little to no human contact. The volume of emails, texts, tweets, and meetings has increased exponentially. And you’re emotionally spent from all the change, disruption, and uncertainty.
If you wish things could magically go b…
Growth Mindset: Creating Change, One Breath at a Time
By Steven M. Cohen, guest contributor
A growth mindset is a willingness, and even a passion, to continue to improve and implement effective change. Sometimes that change is a small tweak and sometimes change needs to be transformational in order to meet evolving demands and opportunities.
Facing change is daunting for most of us and may be one of our biggest fears. We may believe personal change is admitting failure. However, personal growth gives you the tools to thrive in an ever-changing…
Breaking Barriers: Self-Compassion in the Workplace
By Katie Morales, the Mindful Leader Team
It’s often difficult to navigate the challenges and pressures that come with being employed. A growing body of evidence suggests psychological safety at work supports a variety of important areas, including connection and collaboration, creativity, job satisfaction, and productivity. Compassion is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used in the workplace to help foster emotional well-being.
For a deeper look at what general self-compassion is, plea…
Is the Great Resignation the Tip of the Iceberg?
By Suzy Forrest, guest contributor
From personal experiences to corporate tendencies, I have been invaded by the sensation that we are in the midst of a major social transformation still to be acknowledged.
We are presently facing a trend where people are resigning from their jobs due to burnout; searching for fulfillment, a sense of purpose, and meaning. This movement has been named the “Great Resignation” or “Great Reevaluation.” While this may be true, what else is happening in the corpor…
Debunking 5 Misconceptions About Workplace Mindfulness
By Katie Morales, the Mindful Leader Team
The workplace is a common stressor in modern life. Being mindful of the thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations experienced throughout the workday can help you navigate the constant pressures and requirements associated with employment.
Many companies and employees are seeking out remedies for toxic workplace culture. Some workplaces have turned to a potential solution over the last several years: mindfulness, specifically Mindfulness-Based Stress R…
3 Steps to Mastering Flow - the Secret to High Engagement and Performance
By Cara Bradley, Host and Co-Producer of the Mental Fitness Bootcamp, guest contributor
“The holy grail of today’s workplace is high employee engagement.” - Harvard Business Review, February 16, 2017
Top leaders know that high engagement leads to high performance. Engaged employees are happier and work harder on the job. Low engagement, on the other hand, cost US companies a cool $550 billion in lost revenue per year.
So how do you make your people more engaged? Well we all know telling them …