The Mindful Leader

The Mindful Leader : 7 Practices for Transforming Your Leadership, Your Organisation and Your Life

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The ultimate guide to becoming an extraordinary leader - while finding happiness, gaining authenticity, and banishing stress
Integrating proven mindfulness practices and world-class leadership theory, The Mindful Leader is the essential guide for self-aware leadership. The book simplifies mindfulness principles and links them solidly to business benefits. It provides a practically-grounded template for leaders to develop unprecedented levels of self awareness, wellbeing and effectiveness.

Research findings throughout the book detail the positive impact of mindfulness from the perspectives of brain science, psychology and leadership. International case studies from a variety of industries illustrate the everyday implementation of mindful leadership. You'll learn easy mindfulness practices that you can implement today and a practical framework for everyday mindful leadership. You'll also be given access to online resources for vision reflections, values clarification, mindfulness practices and more.

Mindful leadership is a hot topic - but it's not as simple as "when you become mindful, great leadership will spontaneously happen." This book serves as both mindfulness training and leadership training, clarifying the parallel while guiding you through the many points of intersection.

Improve your leadership skills via context-specific mindfulness practices

Learn mindfulness from a practical perspective, with real workplace skills

Discover how leaders from around the world practice mindful leadership every day

Understand the neuroscience link between mindfulness and great leadership

Learn practices that deliver a deeper sense of integrity, authenticity, fulfillment and bottom-line results improvement

Mindfulness provides real, practical tools for self-awareness, mental wellbeing, stress reduction and more. When practiced through a leadership lens, it becomes much more than just another leadership guide. Mindfulness transforms leadership as a whole, delivering real, lasting change that transcends typical leadership training. For a clear, concise framework of mindfulness at work, The Mindful Leader is the ideal guide for those serious about effective, sustainable leadership.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 158 x 229 x 15mm | 332g
  • Wrightbooks
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • 0730329763
  • 9780730329763
  • 76,650

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'A great book for wise and effective leadership. Dynamic, insightful, practical and visionary.'
--Jack Kornfield PhD, author of The Wise Heart

'Great workplaces cannot exist without great leaders, and self-awareness is at the core of great leadership. This book breaks new ground on what it truly means to be a self-aware leader.'
--Zrinka Lovrencic, managing director, Great Place to Work(R) Australia

'Michael Bunting offers the principles and lessons for the kind of leadership that brings mindfulness into the marketplace. A practical, inspiring read, full of real examples of everyday leaders making the world a better place.'
--Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder, B Corps

Reach Your Leadership and Life Potential

Your effectiveness as a leader depends on your self-awareness. The more self-aware you are, the more strength, wisdom and compassion you have and the more inspiring you are to the people you lead. Mindfulness is the key that unlocks self-awareness, enabling you to reach your full potential and to lead your team and organisation to new heights.

Through extensive interviews and research, this guidebook offers a proven approach to dramatically improve your leadership and your life. It combines research-based mindfulness practices with time-tested leadership behaviours to provide a practical model of extraordinary leadership. Discover how great leaders from around the world practice mindful leadership and learn to: develop real-time self-awareness and take control of your life manage complexity and stress with wisdom and intelligence boost your capacity to learn and innovate bring out the best in others, and make their lives more meaningful.

In an age of radical disruption and staggering complexity, The Mindful Leader gives you the clarity to make wiser decisions, empower and inspire others, and make a truly positive difference in the world.

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Table of contents

About the author xv
Introduction: How mindfulness impacts leadership xvii

1 Be here now 1

2 Take 200 per cent accountability 21

3 Lead from mindful values 41

4 Inspire a mindful vision 65

5 Cultivate beginner's mind 87

6 Empower others to shine 109

7 Nourish others with love 133

8 Transforming for good 155

Acknowledgements 167

Notes 171

Index 179
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About Michael Bunting

MICHAEL BUNTING is the founder of the leadership consultancy WorkSmart Australia, a certified B Corp. He is the co-author of Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand, with James Kouzes and Barry Posner and A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation, with Patrick Kearney, and a speaker and consultant to organisations ranging from global multinationals through to medium-sized businesses in the area of leadership, engagement, alignment, values and culture.
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