Mindfullness as Leadership Development Approach: Four Key Principles

Polly LaBarre writes in the Harvard Business Review Blog about a leadership development program that brings about organization change by transforming “the hearts and minds of people” rather than “changing systems and processes.”

This program, from biotech firm Genentech, utilizes four principles
1. Utilizing a long-term process rather than a short-term event.
2. Focusing on mind, body, and spirit rather than only learning new concepts.
3. Using mindfulness techniques but calling them something else, to avoid sounding religious.
4. Forming small communities of 6-8 to collectively experiencethis process.

You can read more in the HBR Blog or in the Management Innovation eXchange Blog.

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