emotional intelligence

In business environments that no longer tolerate mindless managers or those who are authoritative but lack wisdom, mindful leaders are becoming increasingly prized in the workplace. I’ve realised that this comes down to one simple reason: Leaders with high levels of emotional intelligence garner more loyalty and support than those who don’t. A mindful leader…

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Self-aware leadership

At a time when effective leadership is no longer about grinding employees down to the bone to increase output, self-aware leadership has become a prized quality among corporate leaders in the 21st Century.  In today’s context of empowerment, intuitive HR management, and worker wellbeing, self-aware leadership is a quality that allows managers or any kind…

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Mindful leadership

At a time when the definition of the word ‘leadership’ has evolved to mean different things, what place and prominence does mindful leadership have in the modern workplace? Mindful leaders are those who are self-aware, with a firm understanding of what their strengths, challenges, biases, and attitudes are. They make decisions based on real needs…

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Business leadership

In an ultra-competitive corporate environment, effective business leadership is crucial if organisations wish to achieve long-term growth and financial success.  In spite of the abundance of resources on leadership and leadership-building, not every strategy or tip is appropriate for certain personalities or work environments. In fact, it can be hard to find resources that can…

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Benefits of mindfulness

As of late, much of the discussion on corporate culture has shifted to wellness and how it can not just improve work-life balance and the workplace experience but also catapult us towards achieving organisational goals. Within this discourse, the benefits of mindfulness have cropped up recurrently as a useful strategy for eliminating much of the…

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A professor of Asian Studies once visited a Japanese Zen master. After listening to the professor’s impressive level of intellectual knowledge of Zen, the master served tea. When his visitor’s cup was full, the master kept pouring. Tea spilled out of the cup and over the table. ‘The cup is full!’ protested the professor. ‘No…

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Mindfulness is the methodology by which we mentally stay in the present moment. By doing so, we’re able to manage our behaviour in real time. The first and simplest step to developing genuine presence is to tune in to the senses. Walk through a quick exercise with me to experience for yourself how many new…

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I define mindfulness as maintaining an open hearted awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and environment in the present moment. It is paying attention in the present moment purposefully, warm- heartedly and non-judgementally. It is experiencing and accepting the present moment as it really is—not how we want it to be, think it should…

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