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.
Rod specializes in innovation, design, and strategy through his consulting work and as a professor at University of the Pacific. He helps leaders get results through using innovation and creativity processes, strategy development and strategic planning, group facilitation and action planning, and program and initiative development. More…