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What role does spirituality play in leadership? It makes the leader whole and fill the hole in the whole of the organization
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[New Post] 3 Forces That Shape Character

[New Post] 3 Forces That Shape Character | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Via John Michel
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There is a lot of truth in these three things. What we take in is often reflected in our interactions with the world and people.

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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:10 AM

Choose wisely !

Vittorio Grieco's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:01 AM
1. IDENTITY THE HABIT YOU’D LIKE TO TRANSFORM AND SET THE INTENTION.2. OBSERVE WHAT THE OLD HABIT OR PATHWAY IS DOING IN YOUR LIFE.3. SHIFT YOUR FOCUS.4. USE YOUR IMAGINATION.5. INTERRUPT YOUR THOUGHTS AND PATTERNS WHEN THEY ARISE.6. USE AVERSION THERAPY.7.  CREATE A SPECIFIC PLAN AND CHOOSE WHAT TO DO INSTEAD.8. TRANSFORM THE OBSTACLES.9. CONNECT WITH YOUR HIGHER SOURCE FOR INSPIRATION AND SUPPORT.10. TRANSFORM AND MAKE THE SHIFT.
MyKLogica's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:34 AM

#Leadership #Liderazgo


Un gran artículo, 100% recomendable con 3 claves claras y sencillas para ayudarnos a modelar nuestro carácter y personalidad.

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Mindful Connection Across Language and Culture: Lessons From Wisdom 2.0 Conference

Mindful Connection Across Language and Culture: Lessons From Wisdom 2.0 Conference | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The event encompassed an amazing blend of most diverse individuals exchanging their ideas and thoughts, practicing compassion, embracing awareness....

Via Bobby Dillard
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The key is that mindfulness is about being present and improving the quality of life and making the world a better place. It is not directly about corporate bottom lines, although it may indirectly help there. Thinking it is, makes a tool or instrument rather than a way of being and living.

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Servant Leaders Put On the Miles - :: Triune Leadership Services ::

Servant Leaders Put On the Miles - :: Triune Leadership Services :: | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Every single person has immense value, and no one is any better than anyone else, regardless of their title or role within an organization.

Via Amy Melendez, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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There are some interesting points made in the article. It is more than just walking and talking. It is about getting to know people at a deeper level, what they do on the job, and what that means in their lives.

 

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:28 AM

"The people who understand this, will be called leaders." K.R

donhornsby's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:04 PM

What methods have you used to truly stay in touch with the people in your organization?

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Project Management Lessons from Meditation - Business 2 Community

Project Management Lessons from Meditation - Business 2 Community | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Project Management Lessons from Meditation Business 2 Community Project Management Lessons from Meditation image Project Management Lessons from Meditation Plenty of prominent technologists, from the late Steve Jobs to Salesforce.com chief Marc...

Via Suzanne Izzard
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One thing about mindfulness is that it is only mindful if it makes the world a better place. That is the ultimate bottom line.

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Suzanne Izzard's curator insight, February 27, 2014 12:56 PM

Maybe a different perspective for  Project Managers- mindful meditation?

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6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education

6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
In our second look at the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, we cover the six “significant challenges” it identifies as impeding the adoption of technology in higher education

 

1- Low digital fluency among faculty

2- Relative lack of rewards for teaching

3- Competition from new models of education (MOOCs)

4- Scaling teaching innovations

5- Expanding access

6- Keeping education relevant


Via Peter Mellow
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Keeping education relevant is an interesting one. Education is always relevant. What we ask students to learn that might be a different story. Education and school learning are not synonymous.

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7 Inspiring Reasons Why You Need to Follow Your Bliss

7 Inspiring Reasons Why You Need to Follow Your Bliss | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Life is too short to do anything but follow your bliss. Period. The 7 profound and inspiring reasons outlined in this article will guide you on your journey of bliss

Via Bobby Dillard
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Follow your bliss. I am.

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"Contemplative Practices in Higher Education" by Mirabai Bush and ...

"Contemplative Practices in Higher Education" by Mirabai Bush and ... | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
“In this book, Dan and Mirabai do an excellent job in demonstrating how these transformative contemplative practices can be sensitively introduced to academ (RT @lauren_kinney: “@BabaRamDass: Featured Reading: “Contemplative Practices ...
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Contemplative practices enable and engage students. Empowering is something an external source grants and is not liberating. The rest is a great article with an excellent and overdue idea.

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The Top 5 Excuses For Not Practicing Mindfulness (And Why We Need To Stop Using Them)

The Top 5 Excuses For Not Practicing Mindfulness (And Why We Need To Stop Using Them) | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Over the years, I found that I expanded these bite size mindfulness exercises into full-blown practices in my own life. Now I sit and meditate every morning, and try to approach life in a more mindful way....

Via craig daniels
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The first excuse is interesting and fun. It reminds me of a Zen quote. If we do not have time to meditate and be mindful we need to spend more time.

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How to Meditate: 5 Things Every Meditator Must Know - About Meditation

How to Meditate: 5 Things Every Meditator Must Know - About Meditation | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
How to meditate: from little moments of bliss to full-on immersions in ecstatic states of cosmic consciousness, these 5 tips will guide you to success.

Via Morgan Dix, Bobby Dillard
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I have found that meditating does come with the whole range of very little to a lot in each category. Sometimes it is much clearer than other times.

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Introducing Mindful Eating Within a Family

Introducing Mindful Eating Within a Family | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Jan Chozen Bays, MD Jan Chozen Bays, MD, is a pediatrician and Zen teacher from Oregon. She is the author of Mindful Eating: Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food and How to ...

Via Bobby Dillard
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I have read several articles by Dr. Chozen Bays. She is a great writer and teacher about mindfulness.

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Under, Over, Through

Under, Over, Through | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I sit at my desk, perched in front of a window, for several hours each day. Whether it’s for online client sessions (via FaceTime or Skype), writing, or dipping into various social media pools, I h...

Via Laurie Buchanan, PhD
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This is an interesting observation. It is always interesting to learn from nature.

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Laurie Buchanan, PhD's curator insight, February 18, 2014 11:50 AM

How do YOU get to the other side of obstacles?

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4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and brain | TED Blog

4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and brain | TED Blog | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Many people have tried to sell me on meditating. Sometimes I try it, and have a refreshing experience. But usually not.

Via iPamba
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There are many benefits to being present and mindful beginning with self-regulation. Being able to bring ones' self back to the moment and the now is important.

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Why Meditate? Top 10 Reasons Why Not To - About Meditation

Why Meditate? Top 10 Reasons Why Not To - About Meditation | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Have you asked the question, Why Meditate? There are so many schools of thought telling us how good it is for us. Are there any reasons why not to meditate?

Via Morgan Dix
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This is a fun read and points out the reasons we should meditate.

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If you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down.

If you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.


Via Ivo Nový
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Let go of one's pre-suppositions.

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Heather Koroll's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:26 PM

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Co-opted Again: Diluted Mindfulness Hurrah

Co-opted Again: Diluted Mindfulness Hurrah | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Corporations and their cheerleaders again have co-opted and struck gold, Diluted Mindfulness Hurrah

Via craig daniels
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Mindfulness is not about a corporate or organizational bottom line. It is about being a better person and contributing to a better world. Those go beyond economic bottom lines.

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craig daniels's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:55 PM

There is no longer a time lag between the growth of a trend and the monetization and dilution of that trend. Mindfulness joins the ranks for the diluted...

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Mindful Doctors, Happy Patients | Mindful

Mindful Doctors, Happy Patients | Mindful | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A new study shows that physicians with mindfulness skills communicate well with patients, and provide better quality care.

Via Morgan Dix
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This looks like a great study with parallel application to education and many other areas.

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10 Ways to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work Day

10 Ways to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work Day | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
  Tools - give me tools.   That’s what most of the people we meet in the workplace want – tools. Tools to be more efficient, productive, effective and less stressed. Often what they want are soluti...

Via Jenny Ebermann
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Some good ideas for practice.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:21 PM

A nice reminder, thank you Louise!

MyKLogica's curator insight, February 26, 2014 12:28 PM

Frente al concepto que al principio de leer sobre Mindfulness tuve, más cercano a la "meditación", en este artículo nos explica claramente que es "auto-observación", presencia o "conciencia" de nuestros actos y nos aporta 10 formas de practicarla y ejercitarla.

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Goldie Hawn's MindUp Program for Children - About Meditation

Goldie Hawn's MindUp Program for Children - About Meditation | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Hawn's MindUp program includes teaching children to meditate. It helps them develop social and emotional intelligence, and be happier and less stressed.

Via Morgan Dix
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We need high profile people leading the way and getting meditative practices into schools.

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Ethical leadership - do things right, do the right thing

Ethical leadership - do things right, do the right thing | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
"Every time I do the right thing I make money."

Via Anne Leong
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Ethics is doing the right things at the right times. It is seeing the other and welcoming them in a hospitable way. There is a shortage of this.

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The Mindfulness Racket

The Mindfulness Racket | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The evangelists of unplugging might just have another agenda

 

"why we disconnect matters: We can continue in today’s mode of treating disconnection as a way to recharge and regain productivity, or we can view it as a way to sabotage the addiction tactics of the acceleration-distraction complex that is Silicon Valley."


Via craig daniels
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Mindfulness is two-edged sword. It can be the racket this article suggests and it can be process where we listen more deeply to our self. I use "and" purposely. Mindfulness is not an either/or. It is a matter of degrees and in that sense it can used more calculatingly and less meditatively. Mindfulness is about being present in the world we live and work in. That makes it something I can be and not something to do, but the two may not end up mutually exclusive.

 

I worked in education and it is easy to get lost in the garble of jargon. That is why mindfulness is important.

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craig daniels's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:13 PM

It's not hard to see that many who inhabit the center of the mindfulness movement have co-opted mindfulness itself for a frenzied agenda of green and greed... Is this a surprise?


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How Mindfulness Helps You See What's Missing (And Why You'd Want To)

How Mindfulness Helps You See What's Missing (And Why You'd Want To) | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
In Basic Mindfulness (the system of Mindfulness I teach) there’s a term called “Gone.” Gone refers to any moment of partial or complete disappearance that you happen to notice. It’s as simple as that.

Via craig daniels
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Mindfulness is a way of stopping and being present in ways which allow greater awareness to occur naturally. Things emerge instead of being forced to happen, which actually cannot happen. Mindfulness is a series of creative interstitial space. We learn there about our self, the others, and the universe.

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Teaching and Assessing Student Resiliencies

Teaching and Assessing Student Resiliencies | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
In this fourth post in a series about comprehensive student assessment, I’m taking on the subject of resilience and how it is we can both teach and assess students in this area. I’ve been arguing

Via Sharrock
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I will have to think about the assessment part. As long as it is a formative process or assessment as learning, it is probably workable. For marks, I don't think so.

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Sharrock's curator insight, February 20, 2014 12:32 PM

Resilience is one of the most important qualities our students need to build and develop. They encompass a lot of skills though. Many are listed in this article. 

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10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into An Ally.

10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into An Ally. | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Mindfulness allows fear to be, just as it, without diving in. It turns fear into an ally we can use to become courageous and fearless.

Via craig daniels
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Being present and understanding the impermanence of the world and  the flow of time, helps immensely.

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12 Reasons to Keep a Journal

12 Reasons to Keep a Journal | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Many times it's hard to admit, even to ourselves, our greatest desires. However you can allow your journal to be a sacred space to dream beyond your means and share your truest desires with yourself....

Via Dan Kirsch
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All of these are true and there are likely many more good reasons. I liked the last one. Journals can be places where we recognize what life has given us. That calls for gratitude and humility.

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The Reward Of Healing Your Past

The Reward Of Healing Your Past | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Recently I saw Saving Mr. Banks. It's a beautiful film whose heart is in telling the story of how Mary Poppins came to be...


Via Todd Lohenry
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To heal is to make whole. They are connected etymologically with hale, hearth,and health.

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