Adding Mindfulness to Improve Leadership Development

Mindfulness has become a mainstream business strategy for developing leaders able to successfully manage continual change. Research and real-world applications are proving it is a valuable productive tool.
By Dave Desouza

Mindfulness is a discipline now used in the business setting because its foundational principles have a direct connection to the needs of today's leaders. In an era of continual change, globalization, and frequent turmoil, leaders are finding it difficult to maintain strategic focus, engage employees who are equally stressed, and develop and maintain productive relationships. Mindfulness can help professionals manage these responsibilities as well as improve emotional intelligence and cognitive performance.

There are increasing numbers of research projects and major corporations proving mindfulness programs can bring desired results. Success comes with appropriate program planning and implementing best practices, including ident...

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