“Given the realities of today’s 24/7 world, how do great leaders slow down and focus in order to make thoughtful decisions?” This is the question that Bill George, a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, asked readers in his article published recently in Huffington Post. He immediately offered the answer: mindfulness. Mindfulness has become a popular buzzword in the world of HR and management, but the importance and value of its concept and practices have been around forever.
“Mindful practices include daily meditation, prayer, journaling, or jogging alone. In a fast paced world, mindfulness enables you to clear your mind of clutter, focus on what is important, and be creative,” says Bill George and explains: “By practicing mindfulness, mindful leaders exhibit high levels of self-awareness and intentionality in their actions.”
True leaders who have excellent people skills, still value time they spend alone. So next time when you feel overwhelmed, or even better – before it happens, take a walk by yourself and enjoy it without feeling guilty.
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