Profit? Loss? Return on investment? How about compassionate leadership as an organisational metric? We give you the skinny on why it might not be as counterintuitive as it sounds and how to become a compassionate leader with our 5 key steps.
Sacrifice Syndrome: The Cycle Of Wellbeing Deprivation
Sacrifice Syndrome. The cycle whereby leaders are caught in a corrosive pattern of workplace behaviours; working late, skipping lunch, catching up on weekends….the list is endless. The result? Dissonant leadership, bleeding into the rest of your organisation causing stress and burnout.
Mindful leaders are different. You’ll recognise them by the way they interact with others, how they design their working day and the unflappable way they navigate the corporate world. How do you know if you’re a mindful leader? Well, we could give you a checklist to tick but why not take a look at what they’re not doing instead? Here are 10 things mindful leaders definitely don’t do. [Read more…]
When mindful leaders encounter setbacks they handle them differently. With mindful leadership, a mindset that enables challenges to be managed with agility is adopted, inspiring the best from others in the process. Today we’re taking a deep dive inside this mindset to discover three habits that supercharge the performance of mindful leaders. [Read more…]
What is Compassion at Work and Why Does it Matter?
It almost seems an anathema to talk about compassion and business in the same breath. At first glance, they seem unlikely bedfellows in all but a few health or care related professions where compassion is firmly on the agenda. But step outside of healthcare and if compassion is considered at all, it is to be regarded as something that is ‘pink and fluffy’, nice to aim for, an add on, relegated to the bottom of an extremely long list, languishing far behind profit and productivity. Or worse still, a positive liability in a corporate cut throat world. The old adage of “Nice guys (and girls) finish last” still holds true in some organisational cultures. But is there a business case for compassion at work?
Mindfulness. What’s stopping you? Maybe you’ve been thinking about trying mindfulness on for size but there are a few things that are putting you off? We bust 5 of the most common mindfulness myths, paving your way towards pain free mindful practice.
Mindful Leadership Hacks
Mindful Leadership Hacks created just for you. So you want to be a more mindful leader? If you’re wondering where to start and exactly what to do, look no further than our 10 mindful leadership hacks infographic. We’ll walk you through mindful leadership and show you how, with a few simple steps, you can build more mindful leadership into your day.
Mindful Leadership and EQ
Great leaders make a lasting impression on us. They inspire, energise and develop us because they understand how to motivate and engage us. All truly great leaders embody and practice mindful leadership techniques that create an abundance of emotional intelligence, or EQ. [Read more…]
What are negative stereotypes?
When others dismiss your abilities because you belong to a particular group, it can leave you feeling demoralised, uncertain and anxious. Worse still, when negative stereotypes are used to describe you, it can seriously hamper your performance or even convince you that your dreams and goals are futile. Psychologists refer to the act of assessing someone’s capabilities as low because they belong to a specific group as ‘stereotype threat’. [Read more…]
On our mindfulness courses we’re often told it’s tough to build more mindfulness into your day. True. There never seems to be enough time and building more mindfulness into your day can present a challenge when you’re busy getting on with life. Perhaps your struggling to squeeze mindfulness practice into a tough schedule or wondering how to build more mindfulness into your day? Questioning if building more mindfulness into your day is possible or stuck about where to start? If you are finding it difficult to build more mindfulness into your day, we show you how with our super easy infographic.
We’ll guide you through 5 steps to get you started on your mindfulness journey.