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Why Mindfulness Is a Must-Have Mental Skill

Every business leader faces overwhelm, self-doubt and a hundred other unhelpful habits of mind

As leaders in business, there are emotional and mental challenges we experience that our subordinates don’t share or appreciate. Making the common but difficult transition from being an excellent technical operator to becoming a middle or more senior manager, usually involves taking on ...

by Malachi Thompson  | April 15, 2019 06:00:00
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Difficult Conversations Can Jump Start Company Innovation

The autocratic leader is tolerated when survival is at stake but that style won't build a company over the long haul

Harley-Davidson was in trouble in the early eighties. The booming popularity of imported Japanese motorcycles cut Harley’s market share from 75 percent to a flickering 25 percent. To protect the homegrown brand’s viability, CEO Vaughn Beals adopted an authoritarian stance modeled after the ...

by Danielle Sabrina  | April 13, 2019 06:00:00
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Mindfulness Isn't Just a Trend, It's Key to Being a Better Leader

The shift toward achieving mindfulness is putting leaders in a better place to run their companies

Leaders tend to spread themselves thin. They want to have a hand in every aspect of their business. Yet, while some may see this tendency as dedication, in reality, it pulls leaders' focus in too many directions.To minimize the problem, some leaders ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | April 16, 2018 12:00:00
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Trying to Be 'Mindful' Might Be Killing Your Creativity

Research shows there are benefits to letting your mind wander

I have several mindfulness apps on my phone that are all lying dormant. My longest streak was with Headspace, where I achieved 30 days but stopped after seeing no positive benefits. After ending my relationship with Headspace, I then proceeded to feel ...

by Amantha Imber  | December 21, 2017 08:00:00
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Are you addicted to your work? (Infographic)

Here are steps to help you destress, detox and delight a bit more in life

It’s one thing to love your work. It’s another thing to let work get in the way of maintaining your health or your relationships.Allowing your job to take over your life can be toxic. If you find work leaves you resentful and ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 26, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

7 simple ways to make your workday calmer, more productive

Approach life from a more conscious perspective.

We have become a culture of multi-taskers. Information is coming at us in all directions, and we have become accustomed to moving through life at a pace that is not natural to the human body.You can learn to slow down the pace—and ...

by Susan Steinbrecher  | June 30, 2016 01:00:00
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Fix your brain, decrease stress, improve performance through mindfulness

People who practice mindfulness are more focused, even when they are not meditating.

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 ...

by Travis Bradberry  | March 24, 2016 05:00:00
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Apply these 7 daily steps to calm down, cope with stress

Be patient with yourself because learning to manage workplace stress does not happen overnight.

Stress is something we all deal with every day. To run a successful business, you have to wear many hats and change them at a moment’s notice, and keep a number of balls in the air at any one time.Stress is such ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | March 09, 2016 11:00:00
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7 ways to get inspired

In case you need inspiration but it just won't come.

The human mind has a funny way of shooting itself in the foot. Just when you need to come up with an inspirational idea or a solution to a thorny problem, it has a nasty habit of over thinking, locking itself into ...

by Steve Tobak  | March 05, 2016 05:00:00
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Mindfulness and minding your own business

You can become a better manager by first managing yourself. Begin by observing Mindfulness.

by Fr. Xavier Alpasa, S.J.  | November 13, 2014 01:00:00