What is a growth mindset? The chances are you’ve already heard about the work of Stanford Professor, Carol Dweck (if you haven’t, where have you been?). The increasing popularity of mindset alongside positive psychology has seen it applied within the workplace, coaching, sports psychology and education. There’s a huge buzz around Carol Dweck’s growth mindset research and how it can be used to improve performance in a multitude of areas. But what is a growth mindset and how can you develop one? We take a look at the definition of mindset, growth mindset, fixed mindset and how to grow your own.
You’ve heard all about the benefits of mindfulness at work but sometimes it just feels tricky to find the right moment for it. Perhaps you haven’t found time for a mindfulness at work course yet but you want to get started. Or maybe you’ve been looking for some unique mindfulness at work exercises to incorporate into your day? With some forward planning and a bit of thought, practising mindfulness at work can easily become part of your daily routine. We take a look at 4 practices to build your daily quota of mindfulness in the office or wherever else you happen to be. You’ll learn about
- setting an intention (your roadmap for the day)
- mindful commuting (yes, it’s possible)
- creating an easy space for a mindful pause in your day
- switching on instead of off and starting as you mean to go on
Here’s how to be more mindful at work in 4 steps.
Sounds impossible right? You’re packed tight into a busy train, bus, tube or tram, sharing air and let’s face it, more personal space than you’d ever choose to with complete strangers. It’s standing room only hell. Even if you cycle to work, rush hour traffic can be less than easy. Sometimes you feel as though you’ve already done a day’s work by commuting and that’s before you even step foot into work. So just how do you become a mindful commuter? In this post we’ll show you how to meditate on your commute by taking a look at the benefits of mindfulness whilst commuting along with three easy ways to reduce the stress of your journey to work. Join us to discover how to create an inner state of calm on your commute.
Research from the University of California found that we’re distracted an average of every three minutes at work. The Wall Street Journal reports that we check our emails a whopping 74 times daily. There’s no wonder we’re feeling stressed at work. Time to hone some ninja like workplace focusing skills with our black belt mindfulness hacks.
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…]
We’ve arrived at the last blog of our series live from New York! Here we examine the latest US research and take a deep dive into the work we’ve been doing with our clients in NYC. Here we look at corporate mindfulness.
It’s official. We’re more stressed in the workplace than we were forty years ago. The UK Office for National Statistics Labour Force study states that 442000 employees in Britain reported feeling work-related stress at a level that was making them physically ill (HSE 2007/8). It’s not a surprising statistic considering crowded commutes before you even reach the office, challenging colleagues, increasing workloads and poor leadership contributing to the phenomena. Corporate mindfulness may be the answer but where do you start?