In a world where multi-tasking, digital distractions and continuous partial attention are the norm, it is challenging for 21st century leaders to find the time, energy and creativity to innovate. Fortunately, the practice of mindfulness – paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of open awareness – can wire your brain for leadership excellence despite the chaos and even help with self-care.
Define mindfulness and give examples of formal and informal practices.
Discuss the history and benefits of practicing mindfulness for leadership excellence.
Practice mindfulness-based techniques for use at work, to cultivate focus, clarity, creativity and compassion.