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I often discuss the importance of leaders utilizing all tools at their disposal to increase their effectiveness. In my recent blog, I discuss holistic health and the benefits of adding a holistic approach to the leader’s lifestyle. I want to provide another hidden gem for leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs, etc., leader mindfulness for this article. What is leader mindfulness? The term “mindfulness” refers to the practice of being completely aware and in the moment. A mindful person pays attention to what is happening around them both mentally and physically in a nonjudgmental way. Now apply this concept to your role as a leader; you will be more effective if you can focus your mind and slow down the million and one things going on around you to genuinely see and understand what is happening around you. When I envision mastering mindfulness, I envision Neo when he was finally able to…

Why you need to center yourself? As leaders, we seldom have enough time to take a breath, relax and center ourselves. Maybe it’s because we think it takes days or even hours to clear our minds and refocus, but that’s not the case. My wife and I have recently been exploring Buddhism. We are not at the point where we are ready to give up all our worldly possessions and meditate longer than a few minutes a day, but we have been doing some preliminary reading on the topic. Despite our interest, we have failed to devote any significant amount of time to learn more about the subject. This lack of effort is mainly due to a lack of time between family and work. However, I recently discovered a podcast that I could fit into my busy schedule, called the Buddhist Bootcamp. The Buddhist Bootcamp is about a five-minute podcast that focuses…

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