Mindfulness can be a powerful means for leaders to improve their mental clarity, achieve emotional balance, deepen their strategic thinking, and strengthen professional and personal relationships.
Leaders who practice mindfulness learn how to objectively observe individual thoughts, physical sensations, emotions, and larger thought patterns that make up their assumptions, beliefs, perspectives, and mindsets.
Three decades’ worth of research shows that mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety, increase mental focus and clarity of thought, and build better resilience in the face of crises and challenges. A number of forward-thinking businesses, including Google, Apple, Proctor & Gamble, AstraZeneca, and McKinsey & Company, have implemented mindfulness programs to give their leaders the tools to achieve these benefits.
In the Mindfulness for Leaders workshop, participants learn how to practice proven mindfulness techniques to grow their leadership capabilities, increase their self-awareness, enhance their relationships, face challenges, and perhaps most importantly, experience deeper fulfillment in their leadership roles.
Participants learn to:
- Understand the current leadership and neuroscience research that supports the positive effect of mindfulness on leadership excellence
- Experience multiple types of mindfulness meditation
- Learn to apply mindfulness concepts, skills, and techniques that will have an immediate impact on their focus, clarity of thought, and emotional balance
- Increase their self-awareness
- Expand their emotional intelligence and emotional range
- Deepen their listening and inquiry by adopting a mindful presence in conversation
- Learn how to use mindfulness to improve executive presence
- Understand the impact that a mindfulness practice can have on their teams and larger organizations
- Create a plan for their own daily mindfulness practice
As a leader’s self-awareness grows, so does their ability to avoid unproductive thought patterns, understand the motivations of others, make better decisions, and anticipate the impact of new initiatives.