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Breaks Are Good For Business

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Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, July 8, 6:07 PM

As a leader, what do you do to balance work and rest breaks, and how do you support your employees to do the same?


With all of the documentation out there about the benefits of downtime, many senior leaders don't change any of their practices.  We know that taking breaks is good for business; yet we still resist.  Why?


Peter McKelvie offers us this challenge:  "Take a risk and encourage some down time. See what happens. Take a bit for yourself while you’re at it".  Model to your team that taking breaks are not only acceptable; but desirable.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 9:29 AM

Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

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Focus, clarity, creativity, compassion, and courage. These are the qualities of the mindful leaders. They are also the qualities that give today’s best leaders the resilience to cope with the many challenges coming their way and the resolve to sustain long-term success.

 

The real point of leverage — which though it sounds simple, many executives never discover — is the ability to think clearly and to focus on the most important opportunities.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Ivon Prefontaine, Emeric Nectoux
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Peace Overtures's curator insight, March 11, 6:36 AM

The important thing is to have a regular introspective practice that takes you away from your daily routines and enables you to reflect on your work and your life — to really focus on what is truly important to you. By doing so, you will not only be more successful, you will be happier and more fulfilled in the long run.

Chris Shern's curator insight, March 12, 3:08 AM

Things are not changing as fast as the world around and within business. There are still far too many managers in a world with an increasing need for mindful leaders.

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 12, 5:48 AM

YES!

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

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Why sitting still and listening to your own thoughts for a few minutes a day may be the best business move you can make.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:06 AM

(from the article): Too often as leaders we tend to hold on, hold in, and hold back. Whether it's "holding onto" our jobs, our prestige, our paychecks; "holding back" our views, concerns and suggestions; or "holding in" our frustrations, inspirations and ideas--at work our bias toward "holding" can have a singularly blinding effect on how we skillfully engage challenges. Letting go, on the other hand, of our fixed mindsets, discursiveness, opinions, emotional habits and much more, can provide vital perspective in effectively leading a team, an enterprise, or a life.

 

And what happens when we exercise this muscle of "letting go" in conducting daily business? We become agile.

ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:10 AM

Insightful article. Great thought here:

 

"This gesture of "letting go" of our internal gossip, while simple, is also a highly concentrated gesture of leadership agility. Like ballet dancers rehearsing a demi-plié or an acrobat practicing a handstand pirouette over and over again, here in mindfulness awareness meditation we, too, are exercising core muscles of basic human wisdom and agility."

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Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke

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Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose 1996 book Competing for the Future highlighted what they called the “40-30-20 Rule” of strategic planning.

 

By that they meant that most senior executives spend less than 40% of their time focused on the world outside their own organization, only about 30% thinking about the next three to five years, and no more than 20% of their time talking with their colleagues about the future to build a common view. In other words, only about 2.4% of management time (40% x 30% x 20%) is focused on building a corporate view of the future.

 

Yes, that’s right - 2.4%!


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Efficienarta's curator insight, April 2, 2:08 AM

Flourishing enterprises have agility to promote proactive evolution of the business by spotting and embracing changes in their competitive environment faster than their competitors do. http://www.efficienarta.com/strattomics-raising-agility/

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Leadership = Helping People to Achieve their Highest Potential

Leadership = Helping People to Achieve their Highest Potential | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table. Training and development programs almost universally fo...

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, March 8, 6:57 AM

Billions of dollars are spent annually by organizations on leadership development, often times leaving many people behind – fast tracking “hi-pos” – discarding others. 


But what if instead of fixing people, we accepted that everyone is already full of potential and created environments to expand on people’s sense of purpose, promoting and taking accountability for their success and well-being?