Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Work Practices
IN THIS CHAPTER
Discovering how to manage yourself
Improving the processes and outcomes of your meetings
Making better decisions
Becoming a mindful project manager
It’s easy to fall into the trap of embracing the concept of mindfulness without actually practicing it or embedding it into your life. If you’re serious about becoming a more mindful leader, you need to set a firm intent to integrate it into the way you work. This chapter helps you get started by exploring three key activities that all leaders are involved in – meetings, decision-making and project management. Before exploring each of them in turn, we start with the basics – improving the way you manage yourself.
Managing Yourself Better
WorkplaceMT formal training techniques, such as mindfulness of breath (Chapter 8), body scan (Chapter 9) and mindfulness of sounds and thoughts (Chapter 10), help you to use all your senses to progressively step out of autopilot. Noticing when your mind wanders and observing without judgment your unique patterns of thought and behaviour help you to manage yourself better.
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