Mindful meditation and other related practices are now widely accepted, and people who are trained in mindfulness have proven to be much less likely to have hot and cold negative reactions that plague some business environments. While we get to know the behavioural traits of many people we work with, all leaders and managers should be skilled at self-regulation.
Simply stated, mindfulness is a powerful practice that will help all of us become more authentic as leaders, and this HBR article explains that mindfulness can literally change your brain. In his new book, Discover Your True North, Bill George describes how mindful leaders can help us begin to overcome the crisis in leadership we have experienced since 2001.
In this article, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor Mike Christian explains the science of self-control, and how it affects your performance at work. In the video below he touches upon how mindfulness can prevent retaliation at work, along with techniques that executives can use to improve interpersonal relationships and performance.