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Now available, “Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders”

For fellow bloggers interested in mindful leadership, leader development, and self-transformation, I invite you to check out my new book, “Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders” now available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.

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More Tolerance for Ambiguity and Uncertainty: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

How can we relax and have a genuine, passionate relationship with the fundamental uncertainty, the groundlessness of being human? Pema Chödrön In 1989, business scholar, Peter B. Vahil coined the phrase, “permanent white water” to describe the changing business environment. … Continue reading

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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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Improved Work Relationships: One of 10 Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

Relationships are the bridges that connect authenticity to influence and value creation. Leadership is not influence for its own sake; it’s influence that makes a difference, that enriches the lives of others. Leadership does not exist in a vacuum. It … 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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