Is this the time for organisational Mindfulness? by Andrew McNeill
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.
Practice makes perfect
Then, in 2013 on a course for major project leaders at Oxford University, in a conversation about managing leadership stress, I mentioned mindfulness. I expected people to move their dinner to the next table. But they didn’t. Many of them bit my arm off to learn more. For the next 6 years I began to bring mindfulness into my leadership and introduce it to my teams.