You learned in Chapter 2 that it's possible for you to gain control of your mind by training it. Training your mind enables you to be a more effective leader, experience greater calm, have more peace of mind, make better decisions, discover what truly matters to you, and find fulfillment in your work and your life. In this chapter I describe generic mindfulness techniques that can be applied both to leadership and to life in general. In later chapters, I'll introduce you to techniques that can be particularly helpful with the various aspects of leadership, including developing greater self-awareness and an awareness of how you impact others.
To lead successfully, it's important to develop:
1. The ability to ...