“The Mind of the Leader”, published by Harvard Business Review Press, is the culmination of a two-year study of how leaders lead themselves, their people and their organizations for extraordinary results. Based on assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, “The Mind of the Leader” concludes that the most successful managers and executives lead with three core mental qualities: Mindfulness, Selflessness, and Compassion.
With real world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, LinkedIn and many more, “The Mind of the Leader” shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader and provides a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization’s engagement and execution problems.
Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance.
Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments?
In "One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness", Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second.
Would you like to increase your effectiveness and ability to focus at work? Would you like to feel less stressed and emotionally drained? Do you want to build the neural networks that enable creative thinking and innovation?
The Potential Project app is your companion on the journey towards more focus, well-being and joy in your daily life.
The app offers you guided practices tailored to your specific needs and goals. Drawing on the latest scientific research, the tracks are practical and immediately applicable, designed to help you to succeed in increasing your focus, resilience and performance.