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Working in the UK Government in senior leadership, I had seen first-hand the impact stress can have on my own productivity and the wellbeing as well as those around me. I discovered mindfulness in 2012, and like many found it transformative and, also like many, kept it to himself for fear of being thought weird. […]
Image by Marcus Winkler (Unspash.com) ABSTRACT: No systematic review had previously been conducted examining the benefits mindfulness or meditation interventions for leaders and managers. However, the literature suggested that such interventions would have a positive impact on leaders’ own well-being, their leadership capability, their “post-conventional” leadership capacity, and their direct reports. The purpose of this […]
Image by Jacob Madsen (Unsplash) There is evidence from military settings and other high-pressure, safety-critical environments that mindfulness helps to reduce stress and enhance attention. In this article, Martin Summerfield explores mindfulness in the nuclear sector. Key points addressed:- Mindfulness is effective in reducing stress, anxiety and burnout. ƒ Mindfulness provides such benefits without compromising […]
Image by Aron Visuals (Unsplash) Humanity’s future may depend upon strengthening our agency. Multiple interconnected crises call for skilful response on a global scale – but our capacity for intentional action in our collective best interest is underdeveloped and increasingly undermined. This discussion paper opens a dialogue on the contribution of evidence-based mindfulness training to individual and collective agency. Beyond […]
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