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Drawing on the ancient tradition of the bodhisattva warrior, MBL develops the leadership capacity of allowing inner wisdom to emerge.
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Tapping into the power of mindfulness

Tapping into the power of mindfulness | Mindfulness Based Leadership | Scoop.it
As business classes get underway at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, MBA students open their laptops and professors fire up PowerPoint presentations in many classrooms.
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Integrating the mindfulness/introspective/contemplative practices and perspectives in classroom and work settings does enhance active learning and creativity. Ultimately, this community of scholars has the potential to 

look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society.

 

"We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." (T.S. Eliot) - The mindfulness movement does feel like we are circling back to an ancient practice. 

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

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In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.

 

Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.

 


Via The BioSync Team, ThinDifference
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Following these four simple steps daily will help make mindfulness a part of ordinary time and will open your heart and mind to the world in front of you. 

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ThinDifference's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:17 AM

Take the simple steps to make a big difference in our outlook.

Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:50 AM

The power of intentional living and being in the moment heals and strengthens. 

Shane Davis's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:19 AM

These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership | Mindfulness Based Leadership | Scoop.it

 

The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga

 

Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.


Via Pamir Kiciman, The BioSync Team
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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:15 PM

When top business schools highlight the importance of mindfulness with courses for future leaders, we now have precedence for including it in educational leadership training.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the ideas that mindfulness is combined with Peter Drucker's work and that large companies are looking at meditation as something that will benefit employees.

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

What really happens when we meditate? How can such a simple act of sitting still actually cultivate agile, talented leaders? Read this article to learn more.

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

4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and brain | Mindfulness Based Leadership | Scoop.it
Many people have tried to sell me on meditating. Sometimes I try it, and have a refreshing experience. But usually not.
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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:37 PM

Radiating a convincing presence, like Andy has in this video, communicates having deep and passionate convictions. Real presence is not a superficial facade or manipulated image; it is an expression of his authentic being. How can you help but notice his assuredness and his character. 

 

Mindfulness or contemplation over time will reveal the true character of a person. 

 

"...we are called to stop, to choose silence and to open and let ourselves be opened to our inner depths where the Spirit of God allows us to feel, see and understand life and reality with God's heart.... Then in the secret place of the heart the Spirit gradually transforms our feelings and responses, and draws us into an intimate relationship with God." (#RSCJ2008Chapter)

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 27, 2013 2:03 PM

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