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Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others

Book Description

Become a true leader through Mindfulness

If you thought leading a team or organization meant simply creating and implementing a financial plan, delegating responsibility, and watching the bottom line, well, you're only partly right. True leadership comes from within, a place of deep calm and focus, that allows you to respond to any situation as it arises. In Mindful Leadership, you'll learn how to draw on those inner reserves through Mindfulness Meditation, a tool you can use to achieve focus and clarity, reduce stress, and develop the presence of mind to meet any number of challenges.

The book opens up a world of meditation exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime (no chanting or patchouli required!) and that are the gateway to improved judgment and decision making, improved time management, enhanced team effectiveness, greater productivity, and more on-the-job inspiration and innovation.

  • Details the nine ways in which leaders can incorporate Mindfulness into every aspect of their lives

  • Illustrates how meditation and business actually do mix

  • Essential for anyone interested in anticipating and serving client needs

  • The author coaches executives throughout North America and is quoted widely in the media

Offering essential skills for both life and work, Mindful Leadership shows how it's possible to successfully lead a team, an entire organization—or just yourself.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Series Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Part 1: Mindfulness
    1. Chapter 1: Overview
    2. Chapter 2: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
      1. Train Your Brain
      2. Key Concepts
      3. The Price of Stress
      4. Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
      5. In Summary
      6. The Research
    3. Chapter 3: Mindfulness Techniques
      1. Relaxation Techniques
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
      3. Internal Awareness
      4. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
      5. External Awareness
      6. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
      7. Imagining Positive Outcomes
      8. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
      9. Constant Change
      10. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
      11. Not Knowing (Don't Know)
      12. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    4. Chapter 4: Five Hindrances that Impede Success
      1. The Hindrances
      2. Dealing with Hindrances
    5. Chapter 5: Discovering Your Life Purpose
      1. Reflective Exercises
  8. Part 2: Mindful Leadership
    1. Chapter 6: Be Present
      1. Mindful Interactions
      2. External Awareness
      3. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    2. Chapter 7: Be Aware
      1. Internal Awareness
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    3. Chapter 8: Be Calm
      1. Relaxation Techniques
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    4. Chapter 9: Be Focused
      1. Mindfulness Training
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    5. Chapter 10: Be Clear
      1. Mindfulness Training
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    6. Chapter 11: Be Equanimous
      1. Mindfulness Training
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    7. Chapter 12: Be Positive
      1. Mindfulness Training
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    8. Chapter 13: Be Compassionate
      1. Mindfulness Training
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    9. Chapter 14: Be Impeccable
      1. Mindfulness Training
      2. Strategies for Mindfulness in Action
    10. Chapter 15: Nine Ways Forward
  9. Endnotes
  10. Bibliography
  11. Index
  12. About the Author