Chapter 15

Nine Ways Forward

As you have seen in the preceding chapters, each day presents countless opportunities to be a leader. These don't depend on your position in an organization, your social or economic status, or your age. Remember, leadership isn't a role, it's an activity–a leader is anyone who is in a position to influence another human being. Imagine how many times a day you are in that position, personally and professionally. What you do with those opportunities is in your hands. Mindfulness can help you make the most of them.

Mindfulness is a skill. Like all skills, it's learnable. It takes motivation, good techniques, and practice, practice, practice. As any athlete or musician knows, practice and perseverance are what distinguishes ...

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