Companies like Google, General Mills, and Aetna have created mindfulness programs over the past few years. This is simply because the benefits of mindfulness are undeniable — which is something we have delved right into in the past. Mindfulness is especially important for leadership because of its direct impact on emotional intelligence. Leaders connect with others and inspire change — a task that can only be fulfilled with a mix of intellect and emotional intelligence. As a mindful leader, you will be able to enhance team cohesion, collaboration at work, and employee engagement.
There is an array of methods you can practice mindful leadership, whether it is an individual approach through meditation and breathing exercises or changing your mindset towards teamwork. We have covered the individual aspect before, so here is a more team-oriented approach to mindful leadership.