This week’s blog is written by a dear friend of mine, who is on her journey of mindfulness. I asked her to share a mindfulness invitation that she offers to female leaders, which she calls Executive Kidnapping. Enjoy! [Read more…]
One of the most challenging situations for new managers is to build trust within their team, especially if the manager is new to the organization.
I met such a person who is an administrator for the health care center at a senior care retirement community. She is young and new to the community. Yet, she told me that she begins each staff meeting with one staff person sharing something personal. It could be about a book they’ve read, poetry they’ve written, a dance they’ve learned, anything that is about themselves. The administrator told me her staff can’t wait to find out what people will share. It has infused energy, excitement, and bonding among her nursing staff.
I asked her, “How did you establish this practice? How do you get people to open up in this manner and to trust you?”
Her secret? She had to show them that they could trust her. [Read more…]
Enjoy the following radio broadcast below from Insight on Business: News Hour with Michael Libbie
Listen in as Kevin Pokorny and his colleague Sarah Noll Wilson talk about the upcoming Mindfulness Summit Dialogue #2: Bringing Mindfulness Practices to Our Business Community and Leaders.
Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie asked what Mindfulness is, and why mindfulness. Kevin and Sarah offered up some examples of how it may work in real life.
Here is that conversation:
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I want to introduce to you the mindful practice of taking purposeful pauses throughout your day.
Janice Marturano, founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, defines purposeful pause as “it’s a moment in the day when you notice the swirl and choose to intentionally pay attention.” What is the swirl? [Read more…]
Accept What Is
I was talking with an administrator at a senior care retirement community earlier this month. She shared with me some of her frustrations:
- not being able to hire staff due to a lack of qualified applicants,
- having to give time to staff that are not consistently performing,
- just the overwhelming feeling of how difficult it is to manage people.
She felt exhausted and somewhat numbed by it all. I …. listened. [Read more…]
How would you describe your organization’s mood?
Walk into any organization and within 5-10 minutes you will detect its mood, which comes from the human beings that work there. Does your organization live in a mood of:
Moods and emotions can limit or increase what we can achieve, what is possible. You can spend hours laying out strategic directions for your organization, but if you don’t consciously manage the mood of your organization, it will all be for naught.
So, let me say this with emphasis: Managing the mood of your organization is a powerful tool, an organizational mindful practice, to achieve your collective purpose. [Read more…]
Most Saturdays these phrases are banging around in my mind as I wake-up:
Expectations, Checklists, Got to get things done.
I feel exhausted before I have my breakfast.
Two Saturdays ago, I choose a different phrase to start my day: “What now?” [Read more…]
Mindfulness Summit Dialogue #2: Bringing Mindfulness Practices to Our Business Community and Leaders
Hosts: Sarah Noll Wilson (ARAG) and Kevin Pokorny (Pokorny Consulting)
Our purpose is to engage with others in creating mindful leaders and organizations in our community. This is NOT a workshop or seminar. It is a DIALOGUE in how to bring mindfulness practices to our business community and leaders. [Read more…]