Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Mindful Leadership

  Mindfulness is like going to a mental gym and the equivalent of doing a rep where you lift a weight to make a muscle grow is being mindful, seeing your mind wander and bringing it back. And that indeed seems to change the strength and circuitry for focus. And focus is the key to learning, to optimal performance, to leadership, to excellence in any domain. ~ Daniel Goleman I started my mindfulness practice almost a decade ago. It was a particularly difficult time in my life and friends and my doctor suggested I might find it helpful. My exploration

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What Is Your Intention For Today?

Set your intention

  Our intention sets the “tone” of whatever we are about to do. Like music, intention can influence our mood, thoughts, and feelings—setting an intention in the morning we set the tone for the day. ~Thupten Jinpa in Set Your Intention & Rejoice in Your Day   OK Google, tell me the news. That's how I used to start my day. Before I even got out of bed. The Google assistant would then give me quick hits of news from CBC, CNN and the BBC World Service. As a communicator, it seemed to make sense. I needed to know if

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Run!

Runner

  The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. ~ Sakyong Mipham I never thought I would be a runner. I tried but it never really took hold. I even read the Sakyong's book, Running With the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind to see how I could fit it into my mindfulness practice. I actually found that help make it easier to do at the gym on the dreadmill, but outside was a whole other story. This past summer on the advice of my doctor I made some lifestyle changes. I was having trouble

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