You've heard it recently, but what exactly is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the process of actively noticing new things. When you do that, it puts you in the present. Paying attention to what's going on around you, instead of operating on auto-pilot, can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and boost performance.
The practice of mindfulness might seem out of place in the fast-paced business world, but managers and leaders would benefit if they took a moment to live in the now.
There are many advantages to mindfulness. It's easier to pay attention. You remember more of what you've done. You're more creative. You're able to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. You like people better, and people like you better, because you're less evaluative.
How to be more mindful? One tactic is to imagine that your thoughts are totally transparent. If they were, you wouldn't think awful things about other people. You'd find a way to understand their perspective. Mindfulness helps you realize that there are no positive or negative outcomes. There's A, B, C, D, and more, each with its challenges and opportunities.
Join us Friday, August 8, for How to Manage Mindfully
and let author and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society Sharon Salzberg help you discover:
- An understanding of how to develop concentration, and ability to focus without being swayed by distraction
- An understanding of how to practice mindfulness, a clear awareness of our present moment's experience
- An understanding of how to deepen compassion, an awareness of and sympathy toward our own humanity and the humanity of others
You'll also come away knowing the 3 common mistakes and how to correct them. Specifically:
- An inability to differentiate between who you are and what your job is
- The inability to see the big picture
- Letting self-imposed limitations hold you back
What bad things could your company avoid by following these recommendations?
- Dealing with difficult co-workers, feeling undervalued, loss of meaning at work
- Easing daily challenges through each individual's own efforts
- Changing the culture of an organization
How will this boost your career? Join us for How to Manage Mindfully and you'll come away knowing how less stress makes for better decision-making, clearer leadership and a more committed effort toward excellence work.