- Practice being aware of your own state of mind and breathing. Slow it down before speaking to others
- Be respectfully present and attentive by setting aside assumptions and simply be “in the moment” with each individual
- Be present and attentive to yourself, reflecting on how to work with your own emotional states and noticing how they are affecting interactions with others
- Help others to develop their own resources of mindfulness and presence, become more confident and reduce anxiety
Insurance 30 August 2016
Converting the abstract nature of mindfulness for practical workplace use
Mindfulness, a term which has its roots in Tibetan Buddhist teachings, is central to the contemplative approach to both leadership coaching and supervision important considerations for business professionals. When speaking to colleagues and direct reports in the workplace, the most precious gift you can offer them is your total presence. In a fast paced and high-tech world, this is rare yet can make the difference between poor and excellent rapport and communication. Mindfulness improves your ability to maintain an inner calmness in stressful situations, and to develop personal stability in the context of challenge and change. Research proves that mindfulness boosts happiness and well-being. It can also increase levels of attention and empathy for both employers and employees. So how can mindfulness be used effectively in the workplace?