3 ways to be a mindful leader

True leaders bring something new to the table while opening their minds to new ways of thinking. In a chaotic business environment, leadership means meeting every challenge with wisdom and reliability.

How can you coax out your inner commander? Broaden your mind and teach yourself to see what’s in front of you — become a mindful leader.

Understanding Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of actively putting yourself in the present. When you start reading between the lines, comprehending subtleties and contexts, you can begin to see problems from new perspectives. This approach allows leaders to distinguish between fact and emotion, and to apply logic in a situation where composure is key.

Mindfulness is really the ability to move away from the mundane, handling each situation separately. The opposite of mindfulness is mindlessness, or acting because you are told to do so — without being present.

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About Simon T. Bailey
Simon T. Bailey
Simon T. Bailey travels the world speaking to audiences about how how to build a bridge from their current reality to their brilliant future. He is the author of the best-selling books Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc. and Brilliant Living: 31 Insights to Creating an Awesome Life. When he’s not working, he enjoys rooting for the Buffalo Bills (hometown team), going to movies and eating hot apple pie.