In This Chapter
Focusing on the bigger picture
Taking a more creative approach to leadership
Using simple solutions to deal with complex problems
Mindful leadership is all about being fully in the present moment, experiencing life, warts and all, including moments of success and failure. Mindfulness is all about being the best you can be, ensuring that your leadership style is in harmony and alignment with your values. This style of leadership involves being reflective; having the ability to stop, be silent and learn. Mindful leadership is about knowing yourself, your thinking patterns, how you feel and behave. It encourages you to engage more fully with the world around you, adopting an open and flexible approach. It encourages empathy, understanding, and kindness to yourself.
In this chapter you find out how you can apply these attitudes and approaches to your own leadership style. The first section starts by clearing the decks and creating the space to lead.
When leading in times of complexity and change, you can easily become engulfed in day-to-day work challenges. Sometimes it can feel like you don’t even have ...