Mindfulness in Leadership and Organisational Development

Mindfulness-Meditation-Freshness-Of-Experience-300x300Mindfulness is the focusing of attention and awareness.

Evidence indicates that mindfulness meditation leads to well-being through increased awareness. The link between mindfulness practice and leadership & organisational development, in particular, is on the increase.

In Three Levels of Leadership model (Scouller, 2011), Scouller describes a model which emphasises psychological self-mastery and includes mindfulness meditation as one of its main self-development techniques.

Sounds True, an audio recordings company, has mindfulness as a core value:
At Sounds True, we strive to practice mindfulness in every aspect of our work. Recognizing the importance of silence, inward attention, active listening and being centered, Sounds True begins its all-company meetings with a minute of silence and maintains a meditation room on-site for employees to utilize throughout the day.

The secret is to make mindfulness essentially continuous and a conscious experience of body activity within mind in both oneself and others (forming societies, organisations, and/or customers).

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