Mindlab: Mindful Leadership: Finding the Space to Lead

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finding_the_space_to_lead_feb2014“Our world needs mindful leaders, people who embody leadership presence. We need leaders who not only understand themselves but who are not afraid to be open- hearted and who have the strength of character to make ethical choices. The problems we see all around us are not insurmountable, but they do require a new kind of leadership. As you continue to practice, and find more and more ways to actually be here for your life, you are also likely to encounter more and different ways to influence the lives of others, in your team, in your organization, in your families and in your community. One small step changes the dance, and one small change has the potential to create a better world. The choice is yours. Enjoy the journey.”

It’s easy to get caught up in a swirl of thoughts and worries. But what we really need as leaders is continual attention to detail and to the needs of others while still appreciating the big picture.

Janice Marturano, former vice president at General Mills, shows us how it’s possible to find the space to lead.

Read the full Mindful Leadership article here.