Author(s): Amanda Sinclair
Simple practices of mindfulness can enhance our effectiveness and enjoyment in leadership work...Leadership teacher and researcher Amanda Sinclair shows how mindfulness is helpful for all of us involved in the day-to-day of leadership, in those interactions in organisations, communities, schools and families where we are seeking to influence others towards positive outcomes...Incorporating user-friendly summaries of the latest neuro-scientific and leadership research, Amanda invites us to experiment with twenty mindful practices. None of these activities take extra time or require us to withdraw to a mountain cave. They do help us find time for the people and purposes that matter most to us...In a world where we regularly feel captured by a never ending 'To Do' list, expanding demands and depleted energies, Leading Mindfully provides a practical, simple and powerful path to leadership that is not only sustainable but full of delights and pleasures...'A gift to all of those who seek to make a difference in the lives of others while keeping themselves well in the process' - Donna Ladkin, author of Authentic Leadership..' Sinclair takes us on a journey of leadership based on mindful principles which hold out great hope that leaders can live more purposeful, healthful and joyful lives along with those they lead.' - Alan Guskin, Antioch University..'For all people whose work involves influencing what people think or do - teachers, community leaders, health professionals, as well as "bosses".' - Diane Grady AM, Independent Director, Macquarie Group
Amanda Sinclair is an author and teacher in leadership, change, ethics and diversity. A Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Business School, she has written many articles and books on leadership including: Doing Leadership Differently, New Faces of Leadership and Leadership for the Disillusioned. She consults to organisations and senior management teams, is a regular contributor to the business press, and also teaches yoga.
Acknowledgements..Introduction..PART 1: LEADING WITH MIND..1. Being as well as doing..2. Thinking less..3. Letting awareness arrive..4. Giving attention..5. Reflecting (with less ego)..6. Listening from Stillness..7. Dialogue for Insight..8. Connecting..9. Mindfulness in crises..10. Transforming writing..PART 2: LEADING WITH BODY..11. Breathing Consciously..12. Being physically present..13. Tuning into the Senses..14. Finding pleasure..15. Opening to creativity..PART 3: LEADING WITH HEART..16. Feeling..17. Being ourselves..18. Clarifying purpose and going for happiness..19. Pursuing an ethical path..20. Bringing love and compassion into leadership