Mindful Leadership Can Help Your Teams Flourish
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
– Wayne Dyer
The Enneagram is an extraordinary tool to understand unconscious, motivational patterns. When you combine that with a focused mindfulness practice, your ability for growth, change and transformation will increase. As this happens, you can become a more calm, open, mindful leader. This in turn influences the personal growth and capacity of the people on your team.
What is mindful leadership?
Mindfulness is the practice of noticing the subtle shifts in physiology (breath, pulse, sensation) that occur with all our interactions. Once you notice these shifts, you can gain better control over our thoughts, actions, feelings and interactions.
The practice of mindful leadership is applying that attention to the moment and ability to better control our responses in ways that make us more thoughtful, focused and effective leaders.
What are the benefits of mindful leadership?
As you become a more mindful leader, you’ll notice changes that make you and your teams more effective.
You are likely to:
- Be more attentive
When you learn to be mindful, you become more focused and become a better listener. Your team will see the difference and feel more heard, respected and empowered to make a difference.
- Make better decisions
When you’re mindful, you notice both your thoughts and your feelings. Thus, your decisions will be more balanced. You’re less likely to make decisions driven solely by your emotions of the moment (without logic), nor based solely on logic (without heart).
- Feel less stressed
This can improve your mood, personal interactions and your sleep quality. All of this adds up to being a happier leader, and improves your ability to foster a more clam, productive environment for your teams.
- Boost your emotional intelligence
The better you tune into your own thoughts and feelings, the better you’ll be able to understand the thoughts and feelings of others.
- Show empathy for others
- Tap into emotions to solve problems
- Help others feel more calm or more energized
- Be change agents and help others embrace change
Leaders who have higher emotional intelligence can:
How Corporate Consciousness helps with mindful leadership
There are many wonderful apps and approaches geared to mindfulness. However, Corporate Consciousness delivers personal and integrated solutions, tailored to you and your leadership situation.
First we’ll help you understand your Enneagram type. We’ll get to know your goals and opportunities. Then we will provide you with simple, powerful practices and ongoing coaching for individual and team transformation.