The practice of mindfulness – centering on attention to the present – has been around for thousands of years. A growing body of research demonstrates not only health and well-being benefits, but also an impact on how people think, feel, act, relate, perform, lead and collaborate at work.
Being mindful, present and aware helps a leader to stay calm through storms, respond strategically rather than react to situations, as organizations move between chaos and order. This attribute of an effective leader is called equanimity. Equanimity leads to a relatively harmonious organization where people rise to the occasion and perform as they are respected and valued.
This 1 or 2-day interactive and co-inquiry session facilitated by a long-term mindfulness practitioner, will examine the science behind the practice; psychological and physiological impacts; learn tools and methods based on a focus on the breath for the body and mind to become more mindful, resilient and be grounded through stress and uncertainty.
The program is designed to inspire participants into a strategy of a personal practice, leading to lasting change to take responsibility for self to find the dynamic balance between managing and leading based on situations. This is called the power of balance - a dynamic process.
By the end of this co-inquiry session, you will be able to:
- Learn the art of meditation and the science behind it and how to apply it to daily life as a manager and a leader – to be tough yet humble
- Realize the difference between managing and leading
- Learn the five virtues of a great leader and how being mindful helps to walk the talk
- Learn about situational leadership and how being mindful enables one to be flexible and strategic seeing the whole picture
- Critical Thinking and Leadership – learning to acknowledge emotion and bias through mindfulness and to think logically and rationally
- Learn coping strategies, methods, tools and practice to deal with a variety of difficult situations