Major corporations like Google are using mindful meditation to motivate employees while producing a healthier bottom line.
But did you know the practice is also being introduced on the collegiate level to prepare the next generation of future leaders?
- Virginia Tech is sponsoring a conference for engineers that focuses on “contemplative practices” for a better technological society
- Wharton Business School offers courses in mindfulness meditation
- Drucker School of Management also offers courses in mindfulness meditation
Colleges recognize that mindful meditation ultimately leads to better leaders.
Research refers to a trio of benefits that they directly tie to effective leadership. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Mindful Meditation Fosters Better Decision Making Skills
Mindful meditation does a world of good to your thought process. It helps disable those negative and unproductive trains of thought that ultimately lead nowhere.
It also increases focus to pinpoint and flesh out solutions and helps divert or break unsuccessful thought patterns.
When all combined, people who practice mindful meditation can make better decisions across the board.
The clarity, focus and gradual dismissal of unproductive thought processes are all hallmarks of meditation, which in turn leads to researched and well-thought out decisions that will enhance a company.
2. Mindful Meditation Promotes Ingenuity
Thinking “outside the box” is a tired and true phrase for a reason. That’s because many companies reach new levels of success by taking unprecedented steps in a new direction.
It boils down to ingenuity. Mindfulness meditation targets the regions in your brain that are most connected to this characteristic, as well as creativity and inspiration.
As a result, people who practice mindfulness meditation can tap into the most creative aspects of their brain.
They can then come up with ingenious solutions that may not be obvious, which may propel the company in a new direction forward. And as CEOs know very well, change is essential to grow a business.
3. Mindful Meditation Creates Leaders Others Want to Follow
Think about the personality traits of an optimal leader. Chances are, you envision a person who has great confidence, who inspires people to follow, but who is also easy to work with and level headed even in the toughest situations.
Well, these traits are all enhanced and fostered through mindful meditation. Because mindful meditation gets rid of negative thoughts, you can focus on issues that matter without losing your temper.
After all, no one wants to work for the boss who is stressed all the time. And by promoting people to be at their best, mindful meditation helps create leaders that people will be happy to follow.
Whether you want to boost your team’s ingenuity or take your leadership skills to the next level, meditation can pave the way.
Already gaining steam as a “new” method for training professional leaders, mindful meditation helps create a better working environment, starting with the top
Contact me and let’s chat about incorporating mindful meditation into your world!
Having a professional teacher on your side will go a long way in getting you started. Once you’re on the path, you’ll be amazed at how far meditation will take you.
I offer both classes in my office and an online program you can complete at your convenience.