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From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom by Navi Radjou, Prasad Kaipa

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Cultivating Role Clarity

Based on our experiences and research, we have identified a path to gaining role clarity that leads through cultivating mindfulness, gaining a larger perspective about one’s role, performing one’s role with a beginner’s mind, and sharing one’s role and its rewards with others.

You Are Bigger Than Your Role

Mindfulness allows you to see the role and the person playing the role distinctly and without internal criticism. By cultivating mindfulness, you will develop discernment and learn to perform your role with detached engagement as you recognize that you are bigger than your role. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, defines mindfulness as “paying attention ...

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