The word mindfulness conjures up many images and strong opinions. Rocks balancing on each other, people sitting with their legs crossed, hands in their laps meditating and of course the Buddha just to name a few. However, mindfulness is more than just meditating. It is self-awareness training that helps to create calm. It trains your brain to improve focus and emotional well-being. The best part of all, it’s backed by lots of science and research.
Developing mindfulness as a leader is an area that has grown tremendously over the past few years. Fortune 500 companies and professional athletes are practicing mindfulness for health benefits and to maintain a competitive advantage. But the benefits aren’t limited to those groups. Leaders such as school administrators, educators, parents and even students can use mindfulness practices to enhance their educational experience. I have seen the benefits of mindfulness from a personal perspective and from the experiences I’ve had as a school administrator. By practicing mindfulness you can become a more self-aware leader who is seen as happy, energized, intentional, empathetic and open. Come join me in this quest to become a mindful leader.