Last night I led a small group of meditators through a guided lovingkindness meditation and focused for an extended time on those affected by the recent hurricanes. It was a beautiful experience and I woke up today with a revived energy. The practice is simple: Imagine a group of people experiencing hardship -- you may or may not know them personally. And repeat to them, silently or aloud, some statements of love and well-wishes.
I recently answered a great question on Quora requesting some specific techniques, reminders and tricks we can use to continue to practice mindfulness or stay mindful throughout our day. It's all about little habits, over and over.
Mindful leaders, their teams, and organizations will not only survive tomorrow’s changes, but thrive, because they’ll be equipped to connect on a human level with their customers, employees and partners.
We all know what happened on a recent United Air flight when a physician was assaulted and dragged off an airplane for refusing to vacate his seat. It should have never happened. And I don't think it would have if United leadership was focused on their purported shared purpose. My take, along with four steps to making sure your company doesn't fall into the same trap.
I was asked a great question recently from a Baby Boomer about connecting with Millennials in the workplace and at home. He wanted to know how he could get them to better communicate with him face-to-face and stop relying on devices - “How do I get them to put the phones down and talk to me.”
In this next installment of Practically Mindful, I dive deeper into the ways technological growth is changing the world. It's something I've talked about before and is often underestimated as a massively disruptive force in our lives.
I was back in Nashville last week to speak at the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence annual conference, and couldn't believe how much change the city has gone through in a few short months. In this installment of the Practically Mindful live video series, I talked about how we can learn to manage this change, however it looks.
I started a daily gratitude practice in earnest once I dedicated more of my life to the examination of living mindfully. Everywhere I looked, there was a new study telling me that the happiest, most successful people meditate and practice gratitude regularly. This single, small practice changed my life.
Workplace gratitude can be a surprisingly difficult topic to talk about. On one hand, we shouldn’t have to argue much for the merits of recognizing others’ efforts at work. Each of us can point to a time when we were recognized and how great it felt. At the same time, taking time out of our day to thank others can feel like a burden. Here are a few ways you can boost the gratitude meter at your work.
One of my biggest sources of work stress used to come before I even got to work — during my commute. I would arrive at work stressed and annoyed, and get home stressed. Something had to change. Here are three things that work for me when I feel The Hulk start to come out on my drives.