Blog

Discovery

July Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

BL00 - Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

By The Mindful Leader Team

This month, we learn about new research that uses ultrasound to trigger a meditative brain state as well as the positive benefits of meditation for old and young populations alike. Then, we shift to the findings of two workplace wellness studies, one centered entirely on the needs and priorities of younger millennial and Gen Z workers and the other looking at how C-suite executives can better support employee health and well-being. For our last article, we’ll see how …

Read more…

June Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

BL00 - Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

By The Mindful Leader Team

This month, we first look at survey findings on mental health among the US workforce and a new model for better understanding flow in the workplace. Then, we’ll turn to empirical findings regarding the profound impact of intensive meditation as well as those concerning mindfulness, attentional awareness, and job performance. Lastly, we explore the positive health benefits of trauma-informed yoga among vulnerable populations. We have summarized the main ideas and key t…

Read more…

16 Warning Signs - Mental Health Decline

BL00 - 12 Warning Signs - Mental Health Decline

By The Mindful Leader Team

In the latest Conference Board workforce survey over a third of respondents, reported a decline in their mental health. This is quickly becoming a priority for leaders and human resource executives across all organizations and industries. In a recent episode of CEO Perspectives, an insightful discussion with Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, and Chief People Officer at Walmart, underlined the imperative of recognizing and addressing mental health issues. She emp…

Read more…

POISE - A Dialectic Practice for Mindful Leaders

BL00 - POISE - A Dialectic Practice for Mindful Leaders (1)

By The Mindful Leader Team

In our prior exploration, "Dialectic Thinking: The Secret to Exceptional Mindful Leadership," we explored the fascinating intricacies of dialectic thinking. We examined its impact on leadership, revealing the tug-of-war between binary and nuanced thinking in our society, politics, and personal decisions. Delving into neuroscience, we discussed how the prefrontal cortex overpowers our instinctual, primitive binary thinking. Importantly, we explored the paradox of accep…

Read more…

AI's Mind-Reading Breakthrough: 5 Ways it will Revolutionize Mindfulness

BL00 - AI's Mind-Reading Breakthrough 5 Ways it will Revolutionize Mindfulness

By The Mindful Leader Team

Imagine stepping into a thrilling new chapter in the world of technology. Picture a reality where artificial intelligence (AI) can tap into human brain activity and translate it into a coherent text. Sounds like a thing of the future, right? Well, this isn't some far-off dream. It's the present, unfolding right before our eyes. A groundbreaking study conducted by scientists at the University of Texas, Austin has recently opened up this new frontier, showing us how AI …

Read more…

The Psychology of Why We Don’t Do The Things That Are Good for Us

BL00 - Free Summit Talks 500 x 261 for blog
This Free Summit Talk has Expired
MLS22 Emiliya Headshot-Max-Quality
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, CEO & Founder at The Flourishing Center, at the 2022 Mindful Leader Summit


We all know that meditation is beneficial, but why is it still so hard to make it a habit? Learn how to use the science of well-being to successfully drive positive behavior change and to navigate the fundamental resistance to change. Overcome your own challenges to habit change while learning how to coach and support others through the same process.

Read more…

May Top 5 LinkedIn Recap

BL00 Top 5 LinkedIn Recap

This month, we had the opportunity to read many thought-provoking articles about leadership and mindful approaches to the workplace and then share those articles with our 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 here. For each article, w…

Read more…

Dialectic Thinking: The Secret to Exceptional Mindful Leadership

BL00 - Dialectic Thinking The Secret Sauce of Exceptional Mindful Leadership

By Mo Edjlali

I always thought that I needed to go for what I considered the middle path, the “gray” but I was wrong. We, humans, are biologically wired for binary thinking, naturally leaning towards 'either-or' perspectives, thinking black or white.  So I came up with a mantra to “think gray”.  The problem is when you think gray you lose the power of what is in the white and what is in the black and end up with passionless mediocrity. Worse yet you might oscillate between the two and feel at c…

Read more…

May Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

BL00 - Mindfulness and Workplace Wellness Research Round-Up

By The Mindful Leader Team

This month, we investigate the effectiveness of MBSR in treating anxiety as well as in helping parents of children with autism manage stress. Then, we see what the American Heart Association has to say about the link between psychological and cardiovascular health before looking at the findings of two major surveys on mental health in the workplace: SHRM’s research and Headspace’s Fifth Annual Workforce Attitudes Toward Mental Health report. We have summarized the mai…

Read more…

5 Myths About Self-Compassion

BL00 - 5 Myths about Self-Compassion

By Kristin Neff, guest contributor

What keeps us from being kinder to ourselves?

Most people don’t have any problem with seeing compassion as a thoroughly commendable quality. It seems to refer to an amalgam of unquestionably good qualities: kindness, mercy, tenderness, benevolence, understanding, empathy, sympathy, and fellow-feeling, along with an impulse to help other living creatures, human or animal, in distress. But we seem less sure about self-compassion. For many, it carries the whiff…

Read more…