Collaborative Leadership – the foundation for creative and innovative business culture

collaborationCollaborative Leadership is increasingly important to the success of businesses and the careers of individuals. In an ever more connected world, where virtual teams and strategic alliances are becoming the norm and businesses are more global than ever before, collaborative leadership is increasingly becoming a more effective management model.

Currently there are new discoveries in brain functions and activities and in particular the link between creativity and innovation with brain stimulation from internal thoughts and external experiences.

I suggest collaborative leadership increases the individuals and collective brain stimulation and is therefore fostering a better creative and innovative business culture.

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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).