Mindful Leadership: The Power of Presence

Why do leaders falter and fail? Rarely is it due to a lack of knowledge, misguided strategy, or poorly-applied techniques. At the root of leadership dysfunction is a behaviour that is hardly ever seen, let alone taught in leadership books and trainings. It’s something...

Mindful Leaders Are Grateful Leaders

We all know that gratitude is important, both in our personal lives and in our roles as leaders. Gratitude is a catalyst for joy, allowing us to see the good in every circumstance. It changes our attitudes, feelings and behaviours by changing our perception of events....

The Unspoken Question Mindful Leaders Answer Every Day

An essential part of mindful leadership is to let people know they are important and appreciated. People need to know they are making a difference, and to feel their work matters. Mindful leaders recognize that every day people are asking the question, “Do I matter?”...

Leading Change Requires Beginner’s Mind

Leaders like to be the experts with all the answers. It makes us feel important, and we think it gives us more credibility. However, the truth is that being a beginner is a much more effective strategy, especially when it comes to leading change. From Zen Buddhism we...