Institute Director Janice Marturano, Author at Institute for Mindful Leadership

What It Takes to Be a Mindful Leader—and Why It Matters

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Everyone has the capacity to lead with excellence. After all, leadership is not about titles or management roles. Leadership, at its heart, is about influence. And every one of us, for better or worse, has an influence every day. Each choice we make has an influence on our own life, as well as our families, friends, colleagues, communities, and the environment…for better or worse.

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Mindfulness and the Two Sides of Joy

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I have been noticing that the word “joy” appears in the most interesting places at this time of year. I have seen it boldly hanging over my head in a packed mall. I have seen it as part of seasonal commercials for all types of products, and I have even seen it in neon lights at a local gas station. Yet, there is little connection between the meaning of joy and the way it appears.

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Wrapping Up What Matters

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Discounts, cyber sales, one day specials, season’s hottest gifts… all words that can draw us into a frenzied holiday season at the end of the year. And while offering someone a gift can be joyous and heart-warming, it can also be stressful and leave us feeling empty inside. So, what makes it feel one way rather than the other?

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