At Peter Doyle Coaching our specialty is Mindful Leadership Training – but what exactly does that mean, and why is it important?
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is an ancient practice with many benefits for our modern world. It encourages the individual to notice and become more aware of themselves and the world they reside in.
The Meriam-Webster dictionary defines mindfulness as:
the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.
Thought to have originally stemmed from Buddhism, mindfulness has been practised across cultures and centuries.
However in recent decades, research by Jon Kabat-Zinn and many others has found that mindfulness has a myriad of benefits which extend to the workplace, and are not just limited to the individual.
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Mindfulness might seem a world away from the driven, task-focused, cut-throat world of management – and yet when incorporated in the workplace, it paves the way for the kind of results every executive aspires towards!
Research has shown that mindfulness builds skills which are highly desirable in leaders, no matter what their industry. For example:
clear thinking, focus and attention;
staying calm under pressure;
and being able to view situations from different perspectives.
Managing Stress with Mindfulness
Studies have also demonstrated that mindfulness helps with the management and reduction of stress. With workplace stress negatively impacting the physical wellbeing of 75% of Australian workers, that’s a pretty strong argument for mindful leadership training in every workplace.
Over the years that I have been providing mindful leadership training (whether to individuals or groups), I have been privileged to see (and hear about!) the flow-on effect this type of coaching has on workplaces.
Lead the Way with Mindfulness
When leaders embrace the principles and practices of mindfulness, and promote them in the workplace, they create an environment where:
collective intelligence and problem-solving abilities are boosted;
emotional safety and trust blossom, setting the stage for collaboration;
improved wellbeing in employees benefits the bottom line!
As an executive or manager, can you afford to ignore the multitude of benefits which arise from an investment in mindful leadership training?
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