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Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others

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Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others

Maria Gonzalez

ISBN: 978-1-118-12711-7 March 2012 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages

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Mindful Leadership

Meditation and Business Do Mix…Scented Candles Not Required

Effective leaders are self aware and empower those they influence to achieve their potential. Mindful Leadership is a guide to leadership that starts with the self—for business people, members of the public service, professionals, and anyone else in a position to influence others.

Maria Gonzalez shows you how to use a single tool—Mindfulness meditation—to achieve clarity, focus, and self-awareness, enabling you to transform yourself and achieve positive results by inspiring those you lead. In this book, you will learn how to use mindfulness to:

  • Achieve greater concentration and productivity
  • Reduce the stresses in your life and manage those that remain
  • Become resilient and sustain high performance over the long term
  • Anticipate and serve stakeholder needs, communicate better, and increase team effectiveness
  • Stay focused on what matters and remain levelheaded about what you can't control
  • Create calm and focus, see clearly under stressful conditions, and make better decisions

Mindfulness is a process of training the mind that anyone can follow, and Mindful Leadership provides simple techniques you can use anytime, anywhere, to improve yourself as a leader. Beginning with the simple act of being fully present, mindfulness opens up the 9 ways to become more effective in every aspect of life.

Acknowledgments xi

Part 1 – Mindfulness

Chapter 1: Overview 3

Chapter 2: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 13

Chapter 3: Mindfulness Techniques 34

Chapter 4: Five Hindrances that Impede Success 63

Chapter 5: Discovering Your Life Purpose 76

Part 2 – Mindful Leadership

Chapter 6: Be Present 93

Chapter 7: Be Aware 107

Chapter 8: Be Calm 117

Chapter 9: Be Focused 127

Chapter 10: Be Clear 133

Chapter 11: Be Equanimous 142

Chapter 12: Be Positive 152

Chapter 13: Be Compassionate 164

Chapter 14: Be Impeccable 174

Chapter 15: Nine Ways Forward 184

Endnotes 189

Bibliography 193

Index 195

About the Author 199