Bring the power of mindfulness into your workplace with our 1-Day Mindful Leadership workshop
Mindfulness appears to be the latest buzzword, with everything from colouring to meditation touted as being the best way to bring about an enhanced state of self-awareness and improved emotional intelligence. So what does a seemingly New Age concept have to do with business and why do companies like Google, IBM and General Motors incorporate some form of mindfulness programme into the workplace?
What is mindful leadership?
In the fast paced world in which we live, it can be tough to balance our long-term objectives and short-term financial needs. When you first take on a leadership role, you’re filled with ideals and innovations, but as time goes on and your responsibilities increase, it can be difficult to remain grounded and hold true to your personal ideals.
Mindful leadership helps you to stay present, giving you objective methods to measure and control your life, moment to moment. And when you’re in the moment, you are able to recognise emotions as they arise and maintain control of them, which is especially important when you’re under a lot of stress. Being mindful means that you are aware of how you conduct yourself and how this impacts on others, making you aware of the long term implications of your actions. This enables you to stay true to your goals and the vision of the leader you always wanted to be.
Bringing mindfulness into the workplace
As scientists delve deeper into the psychology behind happiness, more and more studies are proving the connection between mindfulness and increased emotional intelligence and the positive impact this has in the workplace. Mindfulness enhances everything from performance and wellbeing through to job satisfaction, resilience, and, yes, improved leadership skills. By implementing mindfulness in the workplace, you can improve the emotional intelligence of your team, creating a more mindful and self-aware work force and a work environment that’s truly inspirational. Staff who are happy at work and feel as though their contribution is important work harder and stay longer, which is great for your bottom line.
Our mindfulness leadership programme
Kippure Corporate has teamed up with Sean M Kelly, an experienced mindfulness tutor who has worked with individuals, businesses and organisations around the world. Together, we’ve developed a practical and inspirational programme to teach your team how to practice mindfulness, even if they’re completely new to the concept. Participants in the course will learn how to develop greater emotional intelligence so they can enjoy greater attention and concentration skills, as well as improving performance and leadership skills and increase their overall personal wellbeing.
These are the main objectives of the programme:
- Attention Training. This involves teaching attention skills that result in a mind-set that is simultaneously calm and alert. This state of mind is the basis for high levels of emotional intelligence and personal wellbeing.
- Self Knowledge and Self Mastery. This builds on the attention training to help you understand your cognitive and emotional processes. This empowers you to know that you are capable of controlling and regulating your emotional reactions and feelings.
- Create Useful Habits and Leadership Skills. This part of the programme gives you practical ways in which you can weave mindfulness into your daily life, increasing your ability to empathise with others and improving your communication skills. These life transforming habits can really transform the productivity of your working environment.
These objectives are taught across four main modules with a strong emphasis on practical application to ensure you can put what you’ve learned into practice immediately:
- Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
- Mindfulness and Self Awareness and Self- Regulation
- Mindfulness and Motivation and Empathy
- Mindfulness and Leadership and Integration into the workplace
By the end of the day, all participants will have the tools they need to incorporate mindfulness into their work practices, meaning you can see the benefit immediately.
Have you heard of using mindfulness in the workplace before? Have you or your team been on mindfulness training before? We’d love to hear about your experiences. https://teambuildingireland.com/