3 Qualities of a Mindful Leader

Leading business transformation often feels chaotic or out of control as an organization morphs (think caterpillar to butterfly) from current state into the desired future state.  This chaos, while necessary for real change to occur, has the ability to create doubt and fear before change is fully implemented.

Leaders who practice mindfulness are better able to remain aware and open to the experience of the present moment while the chaos of change swirls around them. These three qualities set mindful leaders apart from other leaders.

  1. Present focus: To be present in the current moment; not past or future, not daydreaming
  2. Awareness: Of external surroundings and internal state, thoughts, emotions
  3. Non-judgment: Open, accepting attitude; perceiving objectively without evaluation, denial, rationalization, or resentment
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