Everidian Consultants Publication: Mindfulness as a Disruptive Approach to Leader Development

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"Mindfulness has soared in popularity over the last decade. Commonly defined as present moment attention and awareness (Brown & Ryan, 2003), advances in psychological and medical research have enabled mindfulness to go mainstream. More recently, interest in mindfulness as a tool for leaders in the workplace has emerged. The predominant discourse on workplace mindfulness emphasizes shortened versions of contemplative practices such as meditation. However, having worked with thousands of leaders through coaching and executive education programs, the authors have found that specific non-contemplative mindfulness techniques can also be effective, while potentially appealing to a wider audience."

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