By @SimonCocking review of The Leader’s Guide to Mindfulness
The Leader’s Guide to Mindfulness is a practical guide to help you lead your organisation more effectively using proven mindfulness strategies and tools to unlock top performance and results.
Stress is an inevitable part of day to day work. From the sheer volume of work, to complex decisions, and working with others, leaders and employees are not able to work as effectively.
The Leader’s Guide to Mindfulness is a highly practical guide to help you focus your attention on the present so you and your organisation can perform more effectively. With emphasis on the “why” and the “how” of mindfulness, you’ll discover how to reap the performance benefits and learn how to use mindfulness to become an emotionally agile leader.
Through a combination of ground rules, practical exercises, case studies and no-nonsense advice, you’ll discover how mindfulness can help you and your organisation to:
- Improve wellbeing and resilience
- Improve relationships
- Improve collaboration
- Improve creativity and innovation
- Improve decision making and problem-solving
Where is your head at? This seems to become a more and more popular topic. Which perhaps makes sense in a world of constant attention deficit, as the world tries to grab our attention, particularly through smart phone notifications. This book attempt to provide very specific diagnosis of areas in which you may need help, and then potential solutions to regain focus, clarity and mindfulness in a world of distractions. Will all leaders embrace such techniques and ideas about how to manage and engage with their teams? Possibly not, but we may be reaching a time of adapt or die.
While we can all think of countless poor leaders, the reality may well be that the business advantage is there for those that do, and those that don’t may well just be left behind. Times are changing, for those leaders who don’t, can’t or won’t adapt, it becomes increasingly likely that they will loose their tribe. If you can’t hold onto good people, you can only blame their departures on other factors for so long. A truly able leader is able to convince people to stay with them for the journey. This book supplies plenty of tools, tips and insights for those looking to be better leaders.