For more creative and effective workplaces, start at the top
Great leaders are mindful. They see things clearly - aware of themselves, of others, of the world around them and of the systems in which they function. From research we've conducted or collaborated in, we can say with some confidence that mindful leaders create value, unmindful leaders destroy value.
The world of work is increasingly VUCA - volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Managing the demands of that calls for high levels of resilience, an ability to work through complexity and a capacity to collaborate as leaders often work long hours in complex systems with diverse teams distributed across multiple time-zones.
Mindfulness training increases a leader's capacity in the areas of resilience, complexity and collaboration.
Combining their deep experiences in mindfulness and leadership, Michael Chaskalson and Megan Reitz have developed a spectrum of interventions for ‘The Mindful Leader’ which address a variety of organizational needs and budgets. These interventions focus on identifying the most relevant and pragmatic tools which enable busy executives to learn new skills and develop their own mindfulness practice. Megan and Michael's groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t work in training executives to be mindful, and the outcomes that follow from that, will be published by Ashridge Executive Education in the summer of 2016.