Mindfulness is the missing component in organizational development. In this day and age, we have become accustomed to filling the inboxes and our minds with information. We have forgotten the practice of stillness that brings us in touch with our deepest wisdom. We have forgotten that human-beings are not human-doings. We need time to pay attention, connect, self-regulate, and reflect.
Learning to be present is something that needs to be cultivated and practised. The greatest instrument we have is our mind, and our mind needs to be taught the art of focus. Spending time on more information and courses at work, will not guarantee anything if your mind is not in the room.
A mindful leader is one who is connected to mind, body, and heart, who is able to create a workspace where people feel valued. These are qualities necessary to sustain success as a leader in today’s high-stress and complex workplace.