The Mindful Leadership Blog

Just In! Wish we could turn back time…but now we’re stressed out

January 22nd, 2020

What’s hot?      Stress and burnout are so hot they are front page news, at the top of organizational agendas, and taxing helping professions. The grunge hit by Twenty-One Pilots epitomizes the plight:  Wish we could turn back time to the good old days…but now we’re stressed out (a song about the stress of responsibility and […]

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Just In! Visionary leadership a double-edged sword

January 15th, 2020

What’s hot?       The need for visionary leadership has long been touted as the secret to change and transition.  But visionary leadership is a double-edged sword.* So what?           When middle managers are aligned with the corporate strategy, visionary leadership is great. The more aligned middle managers share his/her/their vision, the greater the understanding of strategy and […]

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Just In! Be one of the Elite 7% Whose Leadership Development Efforts Pay-Off

January 8th, 2020

            What’s Hot? Leadership Development – a global industry estimated to be worth more than $50 billion—is delivering disappointing results*. So What? According to a Fortune survey, only 7 percent of CEOs believe their companies are building effective global leaders, and just 10 percent said that their leadership-development initiatives have a […]

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Just In! Three Leadership Actions to Make 2020 the Best

December 30th, 2019

              What’s Hot? Managers set goals and know how to track progress.  Yet, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February* So What? The reasons for goal failure vary. However, there are three actions that will result in achievement, and have a huge position impact on your team, your […]

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Just In! A small tip with a big payback for the busiest time of the year

December 23rd, 2019

              What’s hot?      It’s that time of year – along with the timeless need to rachet up your capacity to do It all. So what?           In the scurry to get it done, we demonstrate super human resolve.  Yet we miss the little things that make the holidays so magical. […]

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Just In! You Can Affect Cultural Change with Your Mindset

December 18th, 2019

                What’s hot?  Only 12% of managers and executives believe that their leaders have the mindset necessary to bring about strategic and cultural change.* So what?  Affecting large scale culture change is thought to be above most people’s pay grades.  However, Douglas A. Ready (senior lecturer in organizational […]

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Just In! Access the ‘aha’ moment

December 11th, 2019

          What’s hot? Deepak Chopra (one of the pioneers in integrative medicine and personal transformation) recently wrote about how important it is to access the ‘aha’ moment to make more sound decisions. So what?   Unchecked thinking can lead to these errors of judgment: Hidebound thinking (being stuck in the past) Accepting […]

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Just In! The AI Armageddon: What’s a leader to do?

December 4th, 2019

                    What’s hot? The clear trend of the last ten, 20 or even 200 years is that we are automating more.* Many are forecasting an AI apocalypse – robots taking nearly all jobs. So what?                  We don’t really know how automation will disrupt the role of a […]

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Just In Listen Up!

November 20th, 2019

What’s hot? Only three in ten U.S. employees strongly agree that their opinions seem to count*                   So what?  Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work** What to do?        Conduct meetings so ALL voices […]

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Just In! Attention please! Chances are your employees aren’t getting enough

November 13th, 2019

                  What’s hot?      What will it take for supervisors and managers to recognize the need to provide more frequent, timely, career-focused performance feedback and reviews?  The need has been trending for several years and continues even stronger today based on recent research.* 92% of people prefer more […]

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Just In! Too much of anything is just too much

November 7th, 2019

                  What’s hot?      Believe it or not, you can be too emotionally intelligent according to a recent study.* So what?           Researchers found that leaders rated highest in empathy and emotional awareness (two elements of emotional intelligence) were seen to: Be less effective at implementing change Put less […]

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Just In! Trust me…it’s not about you

October 30th, 2019

What’s hot? The #1 tip from C-suite execs is the primary challenge of leadership: Trust People*                   So what?   Children learn “don’t go anywhere with strangers.” The same holds for adults. People will not follow you if they don’t know you and believe you value and respect […]

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Just In! Whether they are in or out determines how they play the game

October 23rd, 2019

                          What’s hot?      Recent studies* cite a strong link between a sense of belonging and inclusion and engagement. So what?           BetterUp* discovered a sense of belonging equates to: 56% increase in performance. 50% reduction in turnover risk. 75% fewer sick days. 25% decrease […]

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Just In! The times they are a changing. Are you?

October 16th, 2019

                            What’s hot?      Two recent Forbes blogs* have done a great job positioning the need for new change and leadership strategies. So what?           It’s time to re-envision the current approach to organizational change. To move From strategy being the domain of a […]

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Just In! Do you Know When a Good Employee is About to Check Out?

October 2nd, 2019

            What’s hot? Employees quit 9 months after their engagement and loyalty to the organization start to suffer*. So what?             Retention is already a challenge – with most new hires staying less than 3 years.  The cost of recruiting and onboarding replacements stretches your financial and HR resources. What to […]

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Just In! How to Create Disruptive Innovation

September 25th, 2019

            What’s hot?       CEOs say their second biggest internal concern is creating new business models due to disruptive technology.* So what?          Between 2011 and 2018, 3,217 U.S. companies from across 18 sectors went bankrupt.*  In today’s world, being a little better than the competition is not a guarantee of long-term […]

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Just In! Your stories shape your culture

September 19th, 2019

What’s hot?  The concept of culture is hot. At its simplest, culture is a description of the behaviors, norms, beliefs and symbols that characterize a group of people. Organizational culture communicates what’s important and how to behave and respond. So what?   Culture shapes people’s beliefs about the future, responses to change, and proclivity toward things […]

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Just In! Don’t be a Victim of the Great Training Heist

September 11th, 2019

                        What’s hot?       Developing the next generation of leaders is the third highest internal concern for CEOs and other C-suite executives* So what?             About two million people are promoted into leadership positions each year and 60% percent of them fail in some way. That’s […]

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