Finding the Space to Lead

Finding the Space to Lead

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The complexity and relentless pace of our world places exceptional demands on leaders today. They work incredibly hard and yet feel that they are not meeting their own expectations of excellence. They feel disconnected from their own values and overburdened. By the thousands, they seek out books on leadership skills, time management, and a€œgetting things done, a€ but the techniques these volumes offer, useful as they are, dona€™t often dona€™t speak to the leadera€™s fundamental sense that something is missing. Janice Marturano, a senior executive with decades of experience in Fortune 500 corporations, explains how Mindful Leadership training integrates the practice of mindfulnessa€”meditation and self-awarenessa€”with the practical tools of management, enabling leaders to bring a wider range of their capacities to the challenges at hand. We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. FINDING THE SPACE shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new a€œleadership systema€ to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issuesa€”the calendar, schedule, phone usage, meetings, to-do list, and strategic planning, as well as interpersonal challenges such as listening and working with difficult colleagues. Leaders who have experienced mindfulness training report that it provides a a€œtransformative experiencea€ with significant improvements in innovation, self-awareness, listening, and making better decisions. In FINDING THE SPACE TO LEAD, Marturano masterfully lays out her proven techniques for promoting mindfulness in the busy executive's working life.FMSC (Feed My Starving Children), 145a€“46 focus in communicating, 67a€“68 as fundamental of leadership excellence, 34, 36 moments ... 69a€“70, 74a€“75, 129a€“30 innovation meeting, 26 Insight Dialogue (Kramer), 68 inspiration, 121, 124a€“25 inspirational leadership artificial ... 122a€“23 Institute for Mindful Leadership ( Institute), viiia€“ix, 13a€“14, 28a€“29, 168 Giuliani, Rudy, 125a€“26 intention to do no harm, 69a€“70anbsp;...

Title:Finding the Space to Lead
Author:Janice Marturano
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2014-01-07


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