Scientific research supports the need for meditation to improve leadership abilities.
Utilize this blog to help guide you in meditation for better self-awareness, stress relief, innovation and productivity.
Be vocal and transparent in your practice and encourage those that you lead to follow your example. Do this - and you will transform your organization.
For best results:
Find a quite place and at least 5 to 15 minutes of time for reflection.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Never Tatoo Your Judgements on Others
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~
You decide how you feel about
others in the first few minutes of meeting them.What kind of labels do you assign them?Friend, foe, stupid, intelligent, kind, mean,
selfish, open, shy, funny…You will tend to put the descriptors on them with a tattoo
needle.After time you will look for behaviors
in them to defend your opinion about them for fear you may have been wrong. If
you decided early on that you do not have high esteem for someone then
everything they do will irk you. You will
make assumptions about their behavior that will validate the feelings that you
hold toward them. If you instantly
decide they are an enemy, then they will always be an enemy.
Leaders who are enlightened will
open up the possibility that they might not be one-hundred percent accurate in
their assessment of someone.Instead of
sizing someone up immediately, they will take the time to get to know
them.“What are their values?”“What motivates them?”What is it that they need to be successful?”As a leader, you too must not immediately judge
and hold so tightly to those attitudes.Otherwise, you might create an undesired self-fulfilling prophecy.Sometimes it better to be wrong than
right.Those you have judged – revisit
your feelings about them.You might find
a new ally.
1. Close your eyes 2. Breathe 3. Empty your mind 4. As thoughts come in, acknowledge and whisk them away 5. Focus on your breathing 6. Think about the affirmation: