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Mindful Leadership

Supported by a vast and growing body of research, mindfulness and mindful leadership is a much talked about trend among Fortune 500 visionaries. An increasing number of organizations have discovered the advantages of incorporating mindfulness in their culture and professional development practices. This presentation is an introduction to the concept of Mindful Leadership. It invites leaders to explore the possibility of bringing all of their mind’s capacities to each moment as they go about their work and interact with colleagues, resulting in enhanced performance, improved decision-making, sustainable productivity and overall well-being

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Mindful Leadership

  1. 1. Mindful Leadership
  2. 2. What do you need to let go of to be fully present?
  3. 3. What is Mindfulness? Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Jon Kabat-Zinn
  4. 4. It’s not necessarily this!
  5. 5. Let’s get present… … list 5 words that describe your present state.
  6. 6. Who’s integrating mindfulness into their culture?
  7. 7. Mindful leaders are better decision-makers Source: Institute of Mindful Leadership
  8. 8. Mindful leaders are more engaged and productive Source: Institute of Mindful Leadership “I am able to notice when my attention has been pulled away and redirect it to the present.” “I take time each day to optimize my personal productivity.”
  9. 9. Mindful leaders are more compassionate Source: Institute of Mindful Leadership
  10. 10. • 10-20% increase in employee satisfaction • 50% improvement in employee collaboration, conflict management, and communication • 12% increase in customer satisfaction Results of Mindfulness Training at Genentech
  11. 11. How can you be a more mindful leader?
  12. 12. 1) Set intentions Definition: intentional (adj.) An action performed with awareness; done deliberately, consciously, on purpose
  13. 13. My intention for this meeting is This is important because I need to be to make this intention a reality
  14. 14. “It turns out multitaskers are terrible at every aspect of multitasking. They’re terrible at ignoring irrelevant information; they’re terrible at keeping information in their head nicely and neatly organized; and they’re terrible at switching from one task to another.” 2) Stop multitasking ~ Clifford Nass, Stanford University communications professor
  15. 15. Multitasking Lowers Your IQ and Damages Your Brain!
  16. 16. 3) Take Purposeful Pauses
  17. 17. • Just sit and breathe • Take a short walk • Meditate • Take a “real” coffee/tea break • Listen to soothing music • Get out in nature Simple ways to take a purposeful pause
  18. 18. What are some ways you can take purposeful pauses over the next week?
  19. 19. “Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.” ~ Scientific American
  20. 20. 4) Mind Your Thoughts Source: Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine
  21. 21. Your mind can be your best friend – and your worst enemy Source: Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine
  22. 22. 5) Harness the Power of Purpose
  23. 23. My Personal Purpose Statement “Be in the world every day on purpose, in relationships, in work, and in nature in ways that are true to who I am, and in ways that express my core values and utilize my talents, creating growth in myself and others.”
  24. 24. My Business Purpose Statement Emily Rogers Consulting + Coaching was founded with the sole purpose of creating growth in my clients and improving the lives of the people I serve.
  25. 25. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” ~ Eckhart Tolle Exploring the power of the present moment…
  26. 26. Emily strategically advises and supports businesses, organizations and individuals in growing and realizing their full potential in purposeful and balanced ways. She offers: • Executive coaching • Team leadership development & coaching • 360-degree leadership assessments • Organizational culture assessments • Business & organizational consulting • Strategic planning facilitation • Leadership programs for women • Life coaching • Keynote speaking emily@emilyrogers.com www.emilyrogers.com 863.860.6036

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