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.
It's finals week time at college and university campuses around the country. That doesn't have to mean panic attacks, early onset gray hairs or spontaneous crying fits. Finals are hard but together we can overcome the stress. I've compiled a short list of tips and tools you can use to beat finals week like the champion you are.
We can “practice” mindfulness through bringing ourselves back to the present anytime. Here are 5 scenarios you might encounter most workdays -- great opportunities to reconnect with yourself, instead of getting lost in your mind.
I talk an awful lot about what mindfulness looks like in theory. That the mindful leader brings calm and equanimity to problem solving. She understands the individual strengths of each of her team members. She knows where to focus her time and energy. But how does that look in the real world, where the best-laid plans can fall apart in an instant and personalities come in all shapes and sizes?
How will the world look in the next 10 or 20 years, and what kinds of leaders will we need to help us thrive? Our future challenges require leaders who can relate to others, are comfortable with ambiguity and solving complex problems, and who can remain calm and focused on what’s important despite what’s going on around them.
Today we’re flying to North Carolina to spend a weekend with some Morehead Cain scholars, talking about the need for mindful leadership today and in the future.
This is a group of young adults we know are going to change the world — not someday — but very soon or even as we speak.
Mindful leadership is a fascinating concept. And we’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to define it, and what skills or characteristics define those leaders who are most successful...
The days after the holidays were a bit tough for me this year and I found myself in a rut. Only when I stopped everything to let my mind settle, was I able to find what I was looking for.
We received a great question through our contact form last week from someone whose staff suffers from high burnout and turnover. They understand the importance of mindfulness in combating those issues but haven't had success with the resources they've brought in so far. See what tips we offered below, and let us know if other have worked for your team.
It's about time we acknowledged that the world around us is designed to distract. In fact, there are multibillion dollar industries built on interrupting what we’re doing and selling us something other people want us to buy. And if we don’t choose where to focus our attention, the world will do it for us.