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TEDxSanDiego 2011 - Koelle Simpson - YouTube

Koelle Simpson is a horse whisperer and life coach. Most recently featured on the OWN Network series "Finding Sarah," Koelle's message has made profound impa...
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Mindful Leadership in Organisations

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi It is no coincidence that today’s post starts with this important quote; I have indeed spent the last months figuring ou…
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Mindful leadership and servant-leadership are challenging ways to lead. It is hard work to be attentive and to listen mindfully.
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Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.
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Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too

Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Three ways to incorporate it into your planning.
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How to Bounce Back from an Angry Outburst - Mindful

How to Bounce Back from an Angry Outburst - Mindful | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
It’s hard to recover when we lose our temper. But it is possible.
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How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day - Mindful

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day - Mindful | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Tips for increasing focus and awareness and decreasing stress at work.
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Thinking there is no time for #mindfulness during the day? Read this!
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Building Resilience at Harvard - Mindful

Building Resilience at Harvard - Mindful | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
How Harvard started a mindfulness program to address staff stress.
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Zen Morning: Finding Peace in The Early Hours of The Day

Zen Morning: Finding Peace in The Early Hours of The Day | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Stop with the hectic mornings and have a peaceful, inspiring start of the day. See the elements of a zen morning that will change your life.

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I am definitely not a morning person but there are still some things one can do! :-)

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Perceptions, assumptions and thoughts can lead us completely in the wrong direction sometimes To illustrate what I mean by that, I would like to share a story with you; something that you might hav…
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The effects of being kind and attentive

The effects of being kind and attentive | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Did you know that being kind to yourself and to others has considerable consequences? Everybody knows that responding in a mindful, curious, open, non-judgmental and kind manner in situations of in…
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There is No Such Thing as Common Sense

There is No Such Thing as Common Sense | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Organizations want to hire employees with common sense. Parents want to raise children with good common sense. Universities and schools want to teach our young people to have common sense. The trouble with the concept is this: my "common sense" is not your "common sense." What's common sense to one person is not to another. For example,…
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 5:30 PM

Gadamer suggested that common sense (sensus communis) involved living in community and understanding what that might mean. Do we have a universal common sense? Probably not, but within givin communities it does exist and serves as a form of practical and ethical wisdom.

 

Gadamer went further and suggested this common sense (bon sens in French) was important in educating the young within a community. What does that mean in a flat and digital world?

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9 Ways to Stop Being Negative - Center for Healthy Minds

9 Ways to Stop Being Negative  - Center for Healthy Minds | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Center for Healthy Minds Founder Richard Davidson weighs in on how to cultivate a positive attitude in the Huffington Post
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The Hard Science Behind Soft Skills

The Hard Science Behind Soft Skills | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
When it comes to return on investment, investing in soft skills development for leaders produces hard, bottom-line results.
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Today's soft skills are tomorrow's hard skills!
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These are the real differences between Americans and Europeans

These are the real differences between Americans and Europeans | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Research from Pew Research Center shows the American-Western European values gap.
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Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain
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You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question

You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Everybody wants what feels good.Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the ...
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Be ready to ask yourself the right question !
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The Mindful Board

The Mindful Board | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Directors facing complex corporate governance challenges can develop their capacity to think together about the implications of their decisions.
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How many different hats can you wear?

How many different hats can you wear? | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
How many roles are you playing in your life? Usually, we all have many… to name only a few: You are a mother/father: with all the different activities, challenges, joys that come with it You …
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What about you?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 21, 2:14 PM
What about you? When we pay attention and are mindful of the roles, it can help in moving from one to the other. When we are present to those who are there with us, it signals their worth and the worth of our relationship with them.
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Virginia Katsimpiri's curator insight, March 22, 6:10 AM
What about you? When we pay attention and are mindful of the roles, it can help in moving from one to the other. When we are present to those who are there with us, it signals their worth and the worth of our relationship with them.
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If The World Were 100 People

If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? How many people would have shelter? Clean water? Education?

Via Seth Dixon, Ms. Amanda Fairchild, Ivon Prefontaine
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This video is a good reminder about who lives in the world and who they are. How does that inform the way we teach?
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Ella Price's curator insight, March 28, 9:19 PM

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

Tags: statistics, development, perspective.

MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 12:57 PM

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

Tags: statistics, development, perspective.

Denise Klaves Stewardson's curator insight, April 1, 4:06 PM

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

Tags: statistics, development, perspective.

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Practice Improvised Mindfulness At Your Desk - Mindful

Practice Improvised Mindfulness At Your Desk - Mindful | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Patricia Ryan Madson, author of Improv Wisdom, offers this mindful improv practice. 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 22, 12:26 PM
This is a good practice. How attentive am I of my environment? This would work well for students and teachers.
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The Challenge of Not Doing

The Challenge of Not Doing | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it

“This is for the do-ers, myself included.It seems like we are always doing something, even when we aren’t doing anything. Doing nothing means different things to each of us, but it usually boils down to not getting anything meaningful accomplished.”


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 14, 2015 8:46 PM

Empty busyness is empty.

 

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Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work - From MindTools.com

Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work - From MindTools.com | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Manage your team members fairly and without any unconscious discrimination by identifying your hidden biases and dealing with them effectively.

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Very important to know as we all have our "mental constructs"!

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Leaders Need Three Kinds of Focus

Leaders Need Three Kinds of Focus | Mindful Leadership & Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
I once worked with a CEO who was paranoid about results, so much so that he never cared for relationships with those who delivered the results. The end results weren’t surprising - the intended results were never delivered because people either stopped caring or moved on. The loss was almost

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Michelle Becker's curator insight, January 29, 11:39 AM

A short and sweet explanation of how to develop leadership qualities!

Francis Gilbert's curator insight, January 30, 5:02 AM

Not sure I totally agree with this, but nevertheless, it's interesting to consider.

S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, February 20, 12:23 PM

" Leading in a complex world is almost like a tight rope walk and leaders cannot afford to have singular focus on either task or relationship. They have to constantly strike a balance between needs of the context, their own needs and the needs of others."