Part IVoice

Is Leadership All in the Mind?

Although in this section, we neither deny the importance of the mind or the necessity of intellectual knowledge, we do argue that knowledge about things is very different from intimate acquaintance with things. Our preoccupation with extant thoughts, wise words, descriptive writing (all representations of reality) serve as a poor substitute for first hand immersion in the actual experience. We maintain that for the development of ourselves and others as leaders, this kind of knowledge cannot be taught or imparted. What we can do is create the space for experience in the present moment in a compassionate and non-judgmental yet critical manner. And this is the essence of mindfulness.

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