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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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Strategy Leadership and the Soul - Jennifer Sertl

Strategy Leadership and the Soul - Jennifer Sertl | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I am taking the opportunity to share one of my favorite book dealing with leadership and our human kind... written by my dear friend Jennifer Sertl and Koby Huberman. Strategy, Leadership and the S...

Via Emeric Nectoux
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This looks like a book that would be very useful for my dissertaton work. We don't often set aside time for the soul in our work. It is the essence of our work and where we find voice.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:11 PM

A must read for any manager / leader of the 21st century...


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All Things Workplace: Self-Awareness Matters

All Things Workplace: Self-Awareness Matters | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Organizations gain a lot more from leaders who take responsibility for what they know they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know everything. What recently occurred to me in an "aha" moment is this: self-awareness is one of...

Via Barbara Kerr, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Self-awareness is a key component of servant-leadership and mindfulness which I see as a well suited for contemporary organizations.

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:27 PM

The author explains why "self-awareness is one of the most valuable leadership competencies, yet it is one of the least discussed ""

David Hain's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:11 AM

Aha, self-awareness critical to success!

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10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you?  The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully grasped.


Via Bobby Dillard
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Being mindful and aware helps a great deal.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, February 1, 2014 2:21 PM

Happy Lunar New Year!

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9 Essential Principles to Create, Lead, and Sustain

9 Essential Principles to Create, Lead, and Sustain | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
How to work with yourself and others. The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest timeless practices like mindfulness, authenticity, and devotion.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Servant leadership and mindfulness are great practices for the 21st Century. They are hard work, but the reward would be immense.

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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Your grandma really did have some great advice. Science proves what she knew all along about the positive habits of good leaders.

Via bill woodruff
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Being mindful, attentive, and present are so important. The work in the neuroscience of mindfulness can be helpful in leadership.

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Why A Monk, A Neuroscientist And A Movie Star Are Giving Advice To The Business Elite

Why A Monk, A Neuroscientist And A Movie Star Are Giving Advice To The Business Elite | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
In addition to the usual suspects at Davos -- heads of state, Nobel laureates, CEOs and media titans -- the 2014 World Economic Forum annual meeting featured the perspectives of people who have lived far from the centers of finance, and who have...

Via craig daniels
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What if we included mindfulness in education? The work of Davidson, Ricard, and the others is a good base from which to build.

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Peace Overtures's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:32 PM

There's a new set point occurring in business. These thoughtful leaders describe the future and where we're headed. It's time for business to return to balance so it brings more peace of mind. As French humanitarian Matthieu Ricard said,  “What’s the point if you don’t have a sense of the quality of the moment passing by?”Ricard told Bloomberg News. “It doesn’t have to be blissing out under a mango tree, but some kind of joy.”

 

If you desire to discover a new way in commerce, check out our book: It's Just Commerce. 

 

http://itsjustcommerce.com/be-the-evolution-in-business/

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» A Quick Exercise to Calm Your Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» A Quick Exercise to Calm Your Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Sometimes we're moving so fast we miss out on what's here that can calm us down and open us up to a more resilient life. Here's a short practice to help

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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It does not take anything complicated and, in fact, a person wants something they can remember. I use a lovingkindness meditation: may I be filled with loving kindness; may I be well; may I be at peace and at ease; may I be happy.

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Increase Focus, Clarity, Creativity & Compassion: Practice Mindfulness | JenniferConnell.com

Increase Focus, Clarity, Creativity & Compassion: Practice Mindfulness | JenniferConnell.com | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

I have always believed everyone is a leader in their own right and it is a choice to tap into and exercise leadership qualities be it for your family, your neighborhood, civic group, kids sports teams, professional group, personal growth, or unexpectedly helping a friend or stranger in a time of need. No title is necessary to be considered a leader and indeed it is an exciting proposition for one to elicit their leadership qualities to contribute to the greater good, personally or professionally.


Via Bobby Dillard
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Being present and attentive is essential in human relationships and our relationships with the universe.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 29, 2014 11:20 PM

Through this post, Jennifer Connell highlights a bunch of "mindfulness"'s characteristics and benefits, such as:

  • Becoming more focused and sharpen your attention.
  • Cultivating compassion.
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Can you train yourself to be kind?

Can you train yourself to be kind? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found people trained in compassion are more likely to give money to people in need.


Via Nancy Jones
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It takes time and patience.

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What Makes a Good Mindfulness Coach?

What Makes a Good Mindfulness Coach? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The central question right now for both long-time mindfulness practitioners and individuals and organizations looking for mindfulness training is: What makes a good mindfulness coach?Mirabai Bush,
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I like the word teacher as opposed to coach and it is used in the article. A teacher is quite different in mindfulness literature.

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teaching Teachers mindfulness

teaching Teachers mindfulness | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, pr...
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This is a great post with a great video. The line about imagining children developing energy reminded me of John Lennon's song Imagine.

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What Is Authentic Leadership? Do You Have It?

What Is Authentic Leadership? Do You Have It? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Here are the four components of Authentic Leadership. Which Do You Possess?

Via george_reed
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Makes some connections to servant-leadership.

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george_reed's curator insight, January 22, 2014 10:58 PM

Ron Riggio always provides valuable insights about leadership that can be found at his blog in Psychology Today. 

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Mindful Culture through Simple Exercises

Mindful Culture through Simple Exercises | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

When we started our first restaurant in 2004, our goal was to create a place where people wanted to not just eat but also to work. Just like Southwest Airlines or Starbucks, we recognized that a happy staff means happy customers and a more productive, profitable business. But what would this employee-centric vision look like in practice?


Via David Hain
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Servant-leadership and mindfulness are fully compatible. They both focus on many of the same core traits: listening, awareness, and helping others grow.

 

One would think these two would be evident in education.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:57 AM

Boost wellbeing and productivity (& customers!)  with these easy exercises.

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Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem


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Being present would help overcome putting things off.

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The Power of Gratitude in Your Workplace

The Power of Gratitude in Your Workplace | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy We all know the good feelings that come with being acknowledged for something …

Via Anne Leong
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When gratitude is expressed in a meaningful way, it adds to the meaning of the work being done. When it is just an add-on, it takes away.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:41 AM

Thank You ..two small words that magnify when used with people seeking recognition. reward your people and thank them for their work often...

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15 Inspiring Quotes By Paulo Coelho To Pull You Through the Hard Times

15 Inspiring Quotes By Paulo Coelho To Pull You Through the Hard Times | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
15 quotes from famous writer, Paulo Coelho, that will help you see the silver lining behind every dark cloud in your life.
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Paulo Coelho is my favourite contemporary fictional author.

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Conversations on compassion: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Conversations on compassion: interviews with individuals who have contributed to changing the world.

Via craig daniels
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This is a long video, but I am looking forward to watching it. I saw him present a year ago and it was great.

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craig daniels's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:14 AM

When I think about compassion I see in my mind a window openning and the world rushing in. Practicing compassion will have the effect of  expanding your world of wonder and surprise.

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Davos: Mindfulness, Hotspots, and Sleepwalkers

Davos: Mindfulness, Hotspots, and Sleepwalkers | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
I just returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. I came away with three observations: mindfulness is approaching a tipping point; human energy hotspots are the real attractor; and collective sleepwalkers remain dominant.

Via Jenny Ebermann
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I find two 1/2 hour meditation breaks per day and some mini breaks make a world of difference. I feel more grounded and in the present. I began before I left teaching. It was interesting how it helped me deal with the nonsense foisted upon the classroom from administrators.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, January 28, 2014 4:36 PM

For those of you who are reading and enjoying Otto Scharmer and his publications; look through his eyes to learn more about what happens in Davos or better: insights that you would not get otherwise!

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5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by Headspace.com

5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by Headspace.com | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Research shows that most people spend up to 50 percent of their time in their heads - a tendency that does nothing to increase our happiness and in fact has been proved to be detrimental to it.

Via Bobby Dillard
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We can be present for ordinary events and find the extraordinary.

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» 7 Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» 7 Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Dr. Seuss are not just for kids. There is so much wisdom in them, here are 7 Life Lessons from Seuss' writings.

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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Dr. Seuss had a way and still does of teaching great lessons.

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Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It) - lifehacker

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It) - lifehacker | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

“ TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to become happier the more you practice.”


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Empathy and sympathy are incredibly important qualities.

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simondcollins's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:40 AM
Learn the art of being empathetic in the workplace - it will really enhance communications with your staff.
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The Mindful Revolution

The Mindful Revolution | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Finding peace in a stressed-out, digitally dependent culture may just be a matter of thinking differently

Via Jose Luis Yañez
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We need mindfulness in life. It is being present for ourselves, other, and the world.

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Education: What hasn't changed in 20 years

Education: What hasn't changed in 20 years | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago I taught. Now I'm teaching again. And, man, things have changed!It used to be that students had to respect the teacher. Now it is the teacher that has to respect the students.What ...
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It says it all in few words. If you are not this for the love of kids, you are in the wrong profession.

 

I know one "educator" who told us that their objective was to get out of the classroom as fast as they could and become a presenter. That has been done. Now people curate their blog entries and attend presentations by this person, but at least they are not in the classroom any longer.

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares ten tips to help teachers take a break and a breath much more often.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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These are all good ideas. I started taking an occasional day off towards end and felt good afterwards.

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17 Daily Affirmations for Managers

17 Daily Affirmations for Managers | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Apply each daily, at work, and your productivity will increase and your work will improve.

Via Don Cloud, Bobby Dillard, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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These are great. A person could use each one three times during the year. The key is living up to them. Leadership is about people. When a leader affirms this is it present in their dealings with people?

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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:59 AM

17 useful leadership tips.  I particularly like #3.

John Michel's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:22 AM

No matter how much pressure you’re under, or how tough a day you’ve had, always remember to take the time to step back from the grind and look at the good stuff.