Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mindful Leadership

The way we're working isn't working. Leaders are  facing competing demands, budget and resource restrictions, administrative load, changes in strategy and policy direction, and difficulty maintaining day-to-day focus on priorities. The best description of this state is a condition called ADT (Attention Deficit Trait) caused by brain overload. ADT is now epidemic in organisations. The core symptoms are distractibility, inner frenzy, and impatience. Leaders with ADT have difficulty staying organized, setting priorities, and managing time. These symptoms can undermine the productivity of even the most dedicated leader.

Something's got to change. It's not just about faster task performance and better information technology. Research into the effects of mindfulness at work show the benefits of having a calmer, more open and undistracted mind, greater self-awareness, and an enhanced capacity for self-transformation. So how do you become a mindful leader?

Ask for a copy of the report on the first Australian CBMT (Corporate Based Mindfulness Training) Program here.

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