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Mindful Leadership

What Is a Manager's Role in Work-Life Balance? (Wed, 04 May 2016)
One role of a manager is to lead, and it's difficult to lead cultural transformation if managers are not willing to talk about some of the real blocks to building a sustainable, profitable organization. Change will not happen overnight. These types of behavioral shifts take time to interrupt, and can only happen one behavior, one authentic conversation at a time.
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The 'Perfect Storm' That Turned Janice Marturano Into A Mindful Leader (Thu, 17 Mar 2016)
The executive is on a mission to bring compassion and clarity into the workplace.
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How Meditation Transformed This Entrepreneur's Approach To Work And Life (Mon, 14 Mar 2016)
Louis Gagnon journeyed to India to share the power of mindful leadership.
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The Pause That Truly Refreshes (Mon, 14 Mar 2016)
Some days are so packed - with meetings and schedules that are inevitably interrupted by drop-in chats, phone calls, and even the occasional real emergency - that trying to accomplish anything can feel like swimming against a riptide.
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Going for the "Win Win Win" (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
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Can Benefit Corporations Make America Great Again? (Mon, 25 Jan 2016)
This movement is incorporating social missions into traditional for-profit business models. It goes by many names, and it comprises many different factions.
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Mindful of Myself: A Brand New Me? (Fri, 22 Jan 2016)
The question, then, is not what new sets of resolutions and disciplines I need, but rather how aware I can be of my whole self, complete with strengths and weaknesses. We all have foibles and failures; we all have incomplete aspects to our personalities
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The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind (Sun, 06 Dec 2015)
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Calling All Leaders to Lead With Love: Clarity (Tue, 24 Nov 2015)
Clarity. It sounds so simple, yet is not easy. People want to make a difference, they want to be part of a shared purpose. Do you have a vision and values that drive your business?
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Thankful for What? (Fri, 13 Nov 2015)
Tasty food, crisp fall weather, congenial company: these are the kinds of blessings we like to count. But what about the other stuff? How do we appreciate mixed blessings, complicated things, or those that trigger our irritation?
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Mindfulness Is Transforming Leaders (Thu, 12 Nov 2015)
What is causing this shift to mindful leadership? In the stress-filled 24/7 world in which we live, leaders of all organizations need the opportunity for a "time out" period.
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"For Better or Worse" Leadership (Fri, 30 Oct 2015)
At its most fundamental level, a leader is someone who influences. He may influence another person's behavior or choice. She may influence a group's dynamics or effectiveness. In fact, every person, for better or worse, has an influence every day.
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Yes, There is Really a Business Conference Called 'The Love Summit' (Wed, 23 Sep 2015)
It's time we get over our fear of using the words love and business in the same sentence. After all, business in the simplest terms is about relationship -- the relationships with all the people we work with, buy from and sell to.
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The Power Of Mindful Leadership (Mon, 27 Jul 2015)
You'll worry less about day-to-day problems and focus on what is most important. As you become more mindful, you will be a more effective, successful and fulfilled leader. That's worth twenty minutes a day, isn't it?
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For Leaders, Perception Is Reality (Tue, 23 Jun 2015)
Leaders are regularly faced with difficult questions. Often, it's not your answer to those questions, but your delivery that has the most influence on how you are perceived and the impact of your response.
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4 Epic Days of MaiTai Action: The Good, the Biz and the Play! (Wed, 03 Jun 2015)
At the MaiTai Maui opening ceremony the mayor of Maui, Alan Arakawa revealed, "I have the easiest job in the world," with a smile, "look around you - it's the most beautiful place on earth." And with that I was inspired to explore his beautiful island.
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What's Working: Taking a Pause to Lead With Excellence? (Mon, 02 Mar 2015)
Purposeful Pauses don't add time to your schedule, so why not make them a habit? What you notice may astound you.
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5 Tips for a Mindful 2015 (Tue, 20 Jan 2015)
The start of another year -- a great time to check on the state of your mindful leadership practice! At the Institute we talk about three key practices we employ to develop our focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion.
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6 Ways To Use Mindfulness For Real Leadership (Fri, 09 Jan 2015)
The first time was a few years ago, after a spectacular selling out of my career goals. Learning to meditate allowed me to remember who I was, what I more deeply wanted, and how to start creating a structure to realize them.
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Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good (Sun, 04 Jan 2015)
While there's nothing new about the desire to give as much as (or more than) one gets, many of the means by which such charitable assistance can be delivered are quite novel. And these days the knowledge of how best to leverage both big-heartedness and the jargony lexicon used to describe it is constantly in flux
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Indonesia: The Power of Inspired Social Fields (Wed, 10 Dec 2014)
What we are learning is that these fields of inspired connections have an enormous and largely untapped transformative power. Usually we activate reactive and technocratic social fields through existing methods of problem solving.
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Changing Business Education Through Mindful Leadership (Tue, 09 Dec 2014)
Although several top CEOs have come out as mindfulness practitioners and attributed much of their success to mindful leadership, business education has not yet fully caught up.
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Meaning Is the New Money: Pivoting Towards Your Purpose (Tue, 25 Nov 2014)
Time and again I have witnessed people choose to act according to a higher purpose and their lives change. And it's not always the circumstances that change, simply changing one's attitude and gaining clarity on your WHY can make a huge difference to your happiness.
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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence (Fri, 31 Oct 2014)
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Can Mindfulness at Work Help Busy Executives? (Thu, 25 Sep 2014)
Do you ever feel you've been busy all day and didn't get much done? You may not have realized it at the time but you were likely multitasking all day; helping co-workers and clients, switching from task to task, responding to email, phone calls, knocks on your office door, being pulled into meetings.
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Top 3 Reasons Our World Needs Mindful Leadership (Wed, 30 Jul 2014)
There were strong common threads among the best leaders -- they had bright minds, warm hearts and were drawn to leadership roles because they wanted to make a difference.
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Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There (Thu, 10 Jul 2014)
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An Open Letter to All Business Leaders From Your Stressed-Out Employees (Thu, 22 May 2014)
The solution goes well beyond drinking the occasional kale smoothie. To really improve our situation we need to wake up and make some fundamental changes to our corporate cultures -- not just on paper, but in practice.
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COMANDS: Seven Skills/Traits of Effective Leadership (Sat, 17 May 2014)
Research shows mindful awareness practiced regularly can become a trait. Here are seven skills/traits combined as the COMANDS model for great leadership with effective results. Here is a brief summary.
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How To Be Happier At Work (Tue, 15 Apr 2014)
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Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing (Tue, 08 Apr 2014)
The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.
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Building a Sustainable World Ecosystem (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
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