Mindfulness Based Leadership
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Mindfulness Based Leadership
Drawing on the ancient tradition of the bodhisattva warrior, MBL develops the leadership capacity of allowing inner wisdom to emerge.
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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
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.

Rescooped by Annette Schmeling from Mindfulness & The Mindful Leader

Teaching Meditation Techniques to Organizations

Teaching Meditation Techniques to Organizations | Mindfulness Based Leadership | Scoop.it
The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is aiming to show how meditation techniques can bolster productivity and creativity in organizations.

Via ozziegontang
Annette Schmeling's insight:

Happiness Trap! The practice of meditation in the business world is increasingly moving from the fringe to the mainstream. 


"Neuroscientists have confirmed much of what we were experiencing: that meditation improves attention, reduces stress hormones, increases appreciation and compassion for others and helps us recover faster from negative information."


When is more better than enough?

ozziegontang's curator insight, January 10, 2013 3:39 AM

"After thorough observation, investigation, analysis and reflection, when you find that anything agrees with reason and your experience, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, and of the world at large; accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it; and live up to it."


These words, the Buddha went on to say, must be applied to his own teachings.


As Maribai Bush is showing, it is about the practice. At the end of the article she shares:  "It turns out that people work better when they are happy and feel aligned with their work. I know I do. "


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4 Steps to Mindfulness

4 Steps to Mindfulness | Mindfulness Based Leadership | Scoop.it

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
Annette Schmeling's insight:

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. 

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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Meditation found to increase brain size

Meditation found to increase brain size | Mindfulness Based Leadership | Scoop.it
People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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