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Motivated into Constructive Action by Crises: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy As emphasized in the management literature, employees frequently resist organizational change for a variety of reasons to … Continue reading

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Greater Self-Other Empathy and Compassion: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on. Sharon Salzberg   Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s book on compassion in the … Continue reading

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Greater Inner Calm and Peace: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? Peace Pilgrim While the term spiritual … Continue reading

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Self-Awareness: A Developmental Theme of Mindful Leaders

“Self-aware leaders are attuned to their inner signals. They recognize, for instance, how their feelings affect themselves and their job performance. Instead of letting anger build into an outburst, they spot it as it crescendos and can see both what’s … Continue reading

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Commitment to the (Mindfulness Meditation) Practice: A Developmental Theme of Mindful Leaders

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me. Paulo Coelho in The Zahir     Modern neuroscience is illuminating humanity’s understanding of the nervous system … Continue reading

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Ego Inflation: The Dark Side of Charismatic Leadership

Americans tend to have a fascination with charismatic leaders. They can awe and wow us with their apparent confidence and boldness. We may equate such boldness and swagger with some type of super- human power that we lack. Consequently, our … Continue reading

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Leadership, Gun Violence in America, and the Necessity of a Global Mindshift

These last few weeks have me dazed and confused. No doubt, we live in uncertain and complex times. It seems that life, as we know it is in a major state of flux and flurry. We face unprecedented challenges to … Continue reading

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