The Mindful Leadership Blog

Just In! Leader beware, be VERY aware

August 5th, 2020

                              What’s hot?      Upheaval at home and work, the continual onslaught of change, and a pandemic provide the conditions for fear, social regression (a psychological condition enforced with quarantines and work at home orders) and the search for a savior (someone […]

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Just In! The New Possible

July 29th, 2020

                    What’s hot?      McKinsey and company designers spoke with dozens of people around the world about their challenges working from home, their financial concerns and the psychological and emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.* So what?          The results of their interviews revealed three actions that […]

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Just In! The future’s just not as clear as it used to be

July 22nd, 2020

                What’s hot?      We are living through a period of uncertainty likely to be longer than most people think. Our recent research with CEOs and COOs shows that most are super clear on the short-term challenges (the next few months to a year).  Beyond that, the future gets […]

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Just In! Critical times, critical management skills

July 15th, 2020

              What’s hot?      At least 2/3 of employees currently working at home do NOT want to go back to working in the office.  They’ve experienced the freedom of working in pajamas, managing their down or non-meeting time without interruption, saved wardrobe and travel money and time, and are maximizing […]

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Just In! Survival IS the name of the game

July 8th, 2020

                    What’s hot?      Survival is a key challenge for many organizations in the current and post Covid-19 world. So what?           Our research has highlighted five broad ways in which organizations have been impacted. Clarity about where you are can help focus energy and attention on what […]

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Just In! Time for your remote team’s 3-month checkup

July 1st, 2020

                    What’s Hot? An HBR survey of over 275 managers about how they are coping with Covid-19 reveals a lack of clarity about their team’s role in the leadership agenda, fading interpersonal connections due to remote work, low motivation, and overwhelming workloads. So What? Pressure on teams […]

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Just In! Manage the Melancholy of Multi-tasking for Remote Workers

June 10th, 2020

What’s hot? Juggling multiple tasks and continual interruptions creates employee sadness and fear according to a University of Houston study.                       So What? One of the best benefits of working from home is flexibility. However, dealing with the demands of a child during a conference […]

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Just In! Don’t waste a good crisis!

June 3rd, 2020

What’s Hot? The Coronavirus pandemic has forced leaders to rethink how and where work gets accomplished as well as the ethics and survival of their businesses. So What? Don’t waste a good crisis!  Instead, use this perilous time as a dress rehearsal for a better future where your organization survives and thrives in the face […]

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Just In! Lead in times of change and change in times of crisis

May 27th, 2020

What’s Hot? We have yet to experience the “new normal.”                          So What? A global crisis destroys the order of things, upends traditional norms, and can demolish well-established systems and practices.  A good thing – because leaders and employees alike are resistant to major […]

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Just In! The breaking point

May 20th, 2020

What’s hot?      People are done. You can see it as they protest in the streets, crowd the bars and become more vocal about the struggle to work from home while balancing a multitude of demands (family, work, social isolation).                           So what?           It’s […]

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Just In! Walk and Talk While in Lockdown

May 13th, 2020

What’s Hot? A University of Bath analysis* highlights the importance of daily exercise even during this period of isolation.                         So What? Keeping up your daily exercise regime even when you are being cautioned to stay indoors boosts your immune system and improves overall […]

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Just In! It is all About the People

May 6th, 2020

What’s Hot? Soft skills will be 10x more important in a virtual/work-at-home world.  Team dynamics, individual growth, team creativity will dominate effectiveness.                   -Tom Peters                             So What? Only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that they are managed in a way that […]

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Just In! Incivility Reduces the Bottom Line

April 29th, 2020

                  What’s Hot? 69% of American believe we have a major civility problem.*  So What? Incivility in the workplace has tangible costs.  A Harvard Business Review poll reveals employees on the receiving end of incivility react as follows: 78% say that their commitment to the organization declined […]

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JUST IN! We Must Stop Meeting this Way

April 22nd, 2020

What’s Hot? The Coronavirus Pandemic has nearly eliminated face to face meetings. So What? Rejoice! Meetings are the bane of managers. Mid-level managers spend about 35% of their time and higher level managers as much as 50% of their time in meetings.*  $37 billion/yr is wasted on unnecessary meetings.** What to do? Re-invent meetings Increase: Communication about objectives, who […]

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Just In! Help Employees Navigate in Today’s Calamitous Times

April 15th, 2020

What’s Hot? Employees who are fortunate enough to keep their jobs face dramatic changes in the way they work. So What? Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming, can hinder immunity, and cause employees debilitating stress, diminished intellect, energy and vitality.                             What […]

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JUST IN! Can You Inspire Without a Vision?

April 8th, 2020

                              What’s Hot? 85% of employees report their leaders do not make them feel enthusiastic about the future* – a state unlikely to promote high performance. So What? Low enthusiasm equals low performance. Vision is important.  Yet, many leaders hesitate to […]

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JUST IN! Safety: A Danger Zone for Leaders

April 1st, 2020

What’s Hot? “Get on with those big—and potentially lifesaving—failures now. Otherwise, be prepared to accept the bitter consequences of conservatism in a decidedly non-conservative environment.”    — Tom Peters So What? You can teach yourself and your team to take more risks.                         What to […]

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Just In! Watch Your Mouth

March 25th, 2020

                            What’s Hot? Leaders need to be simultaneously decisive and inspirational even though these two aims are often at odds. So What? “Management Today, Championing British Business” reports that leaders – in  their attempts to be both decisive and inspirational – must guard […]

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