January Top 5 LinkedIn Recap
By The Mindful Leader Team
As we began the new year, with our shiny resolutions and predictions for 2023, we had the opportunity to read some truly insightful articles and share them with this community. And the community spoke—as we approach the end of the month, we want to share some of the most popular articles from the past three weeks with you. We based our picks on our LinkedIn engagement, which includes reactions, shares, clicks, and comments. If you want to join us on LinkedIn, click he…
Workplace Mindfulness & Gartner’s Top 2 2023 HR Trends
By The Mindful Leader Team
As we’re preparing for 2023 at Mindful Leader we’re trying to take a look at trends across HR, business, mindfulness, and mental health. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top two trends in a white paper put out by Gartner, 5 HR Trends and Priorities for 2023, and explore how these trends may affect our work.
“This annual report is derived from the Gartner HR Priorities Survey, which polls chief human resources officers (CHROs) and HR leaders on common challen…
Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High Performance Teamwork
By John J. Murphy
In 1993 I wrote a book titled, Pulling Together: The Power of Teamwork. The book aimed primarily at helping leaders unite people and inspire them to work together for common good rather than separate and point fingers. It also helped team members see more value in one another and use this insight to boost synergy – the power of teamwork. Today, almost thirty years later, the lessons seem more relevant than ever.
In 2010 Simple Truths, now a publishing brand of Sourcebooks, r…
4 Tips on how to get buy-in to fund your mindfulness program
By Holly Duckworth, CWMF Alumnus
You have a vision, creating a successful mindfulness program! Sadly, other key influencers do not see it. Now what? No matter if you are a vendor to companies or an internal champion for mindfulness, we have one unexpected thing in common. Sales. Yes, you read that correctly. We both must sell the return on mindfulness to get buy-in and funding. Did you know, according to Fitt Insider, the business of mindfulness is fast becoming a pillar of the $4.5T wellness…
Five Mindfulness-Based Practices for Difficult Times
By Rich Fernandez, guest contributor
There are many events taking place in the world today that challenge us severely, from the tragic and shocking news of mass shootings in the U.S., to ongoing challenges in places such as Hong Kong and Venezuela (to name only a few), to the latest report from the United Nations on the dire state of climate change.
There are also many other challenges that don’t come across our screens or manifest on a global scale but can affect us daily and deeply.
How to Face the Challenges of Going Back to the Office
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…
Are You an Authoritarian or an Influential Leader?
by Jocelyn Davis, guest contributor
Command authority is a poor basis for life. Whether you’re atop a corporate jungle gym, reaching for the next rung, or off playing in the sandbox, your long-term professional and personal success is a matter of influence, not dominance.
Some consider influence synonymous with persuasion, but, influence is really the art of getting things done without coercion. More precisely, it’s the ability to engage and guide others in collaborative work without relying o…
How Can Corporations Become Healing Forces in the World?
By Raj Sisodia & Michael Gelb
What if there was a company whose CEO said, "Let's pay our people as much as possible"? What if that same company showed up to help communities in distress before FEMA and the Red Cross when there was a disaster? What if your company treated your spouse, your children, your parents, and even your pets, as stakeholders, and made it a priority to ensure that you can be present for them? What if there was a company that not only reduced its environmental footprint to …
5 Ways to Bring Your Whole Self to Hybrid Working
By Dan Nixon, guest contributor
Between the busyness of our work lives and shifts towards flexible and hybrid working patterns, the ability to remain grounded, and to be fully present, becomes ever more challenging. Add to this the bottomless newsfeeds on our phones and the blurring of home/work boundaries, and it can easily feel as though our lives become a series of “to-do list” tasks and back-to-back meetings, with any spaces in between quickly filled with emails and other updates.
All of t…
Why is a Mindful Workplace Essential to Thrive in the New Era?
By Peter Calin, Mindful Leader MBSR Instructor
The level of stress we’ve experienced in the past two years has increased significantly due to an environment full of uncertainty created by the pandemic, climate change, social unrest, inclusivity and diversity issues, a heightened awareness or concern for work-life balance, and a myriad of other factors. As a result, the workplace is a fast-paced and stressful environment. How do leaders now lead their organizations in a global market that has c…