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Most of us spend a great deal of time sitting behind our desks, or in conference rooms or colleagues’ offices, so having a short practice that helps you relax while at work can be beneficial. What I call the desk chair meditation gives you a way to incorporate a short mindfulness practice into your day.
You’ve found time in your busy schedule for meditation. You go to a place where it’s quiet and where you won’t be bothered. You sit down, find a comfortable, supported posture, close your eyes and begin following your breath. The mind begins to settle.
Then it happens. HE begins to speak loudly.
“One of the most difficult challenges is that people don’t know the ‘rules of the game’ or, for that matter, even if there is in fact a game being played,” says Marturano. “There is a pervasive quality of secrecy about office politics. As a result, we can find ourselves filling in the void with our own internal movies about the nature and effect of office politics.”
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.