We thought it might be helpful to bring together some of the questions that commonly come up as people begin to learn the practice of mindfulness. The breadth and diversity of human experience that has been evident throughout the years of offering the Institute for Mindful Leadership’s retreats and workshops is truly amazing, and yet, we’ve identified some recurring themes that might echo some of your own questions.
Institute Instructor Patrick Briody, Author at Institute for Mindful Leadership
After the juicy pleasure of my angry outburst subsided a bit, the more evolved part of my brain came back online and noticed I’d just done it again. Fallen into the trap of complaining about “them” in front of my leadership team. And in the very process of presumably exercising the privilege of “the boss” to be angry and demanding, paradoxically diminished my own standing as a leader with a group of people it’s essential I actually, you know, lead.
Listen as Institute for Mindful Leadership Senior Instructor Patrick Briody leads a short guided reflection investigating how to solve difficult problems in a way that brings the broadest benefit to all.
Is there a way to meet business challenges that not only addresses the bottom line, but is also good for employees and the communities we live in? Does doing good business mean we need to accept trade offs that put consideration of the people we work with and the broader environment in the “too hard” column? Perhaps not.
So perhaps you already “know” all this, but either haven’t managed to establish a meditation practice, or have found you somehow misplaced it in the busyness of the holiday season. Here are some tips that may help you follow through on your intention to nurture mindful leadership