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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mindful Leadership in Action – Tip of the Week – Cultivate Self Compassion

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Self compassion is often over looked.  Like the topic of compassion in general, self compassion is equally misunderstood.  It is often interpreted as selfishness.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In order to be compassionate towards others you must … Continue reading

To Be Compassionate Is to Be a Strong and Courageous Leader

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Compassion is rarely truly understood. It’s often seen as weakness, something like a bleeding heart. And because it may be seen as a weakness, it is considered by some to have no place in leadership. But, in fact, this could … Continue reading

Mindful Leadership in Action – Tip of the Week – If You Experience Recurring Unpleasant Thoughts, Do Not Argue With the Mind, Rather Look to the Body for the Answer

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Sooner or later we all experience unpleasant or unproductive thoughts.  In some cases they may be obsessive thoughts.  These are thoughts you just can’t seem to get out of your mind and they are unsettling. When this happens the customary … Continue reading

Being Present Means Being FULLY Engaged in Whatever You Are Doing

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To be fully present means that you are completely focused, clear and equanimous.  You are completely engaged with the present moment. There is no wanting this moment to be any different than it is.  And when that happens, you experience … Continue reading

We All Have the Opportunity to be Mindful Leaders – Interview with Shelley McLean 580 CFRA News Talk Radio

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On Monday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Shelley McLean of 580 CFRA News Talk Radio in Ottawa.  We discussed how every single person, regardless of role, has the opportunity to exhibit Mindful leadership with every interaction.  By training … Continue reading

The Joys of Micro-Meditation – Globe & Mail Article – April 23, 2012

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This week in the Globe & Mail I did an interview on Micro-Meditations or what we call Mindfulness in Action Strategies, essentially what I write about as tips for being Mindful in your day.  There appears to be great interest … Continue reading