Mindful Leadership Quote

“Mindfulness is a state of being fully present, aware of oneself and other people, and sensitive to one's reactions to stressful situations. Leaders who are mindful tend to be more effective in understanding and relating to others, and motivating them toward shared goals. Hence, they become more effective in leadership roles.”  

-William W. George, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School

Mindfulness in Business

Mindfulness means being in the present. In business, I believe it’s important to be ever aware of what we’re doing when carrying out our day to day work. It’s so easy to just operate on auto-pilot, especially when we’re working on tasks that we carry out frequently. However, every job we do, every client we work with, every assignment we delve into, has some human element to it. Keeping in mind why we’re doing what we’re doing, and for whom we’re doing it, produces a degree of thoughtfulness that is meaningful and authentic. So make a note in the corner of your to-do list, or put a sticky note on your monitor reminding yourself to be mindful each and every day.