Mindfulness allows for focus, true encounters, and creative collaborative solutions even when things are hectic
Human minds are busy – filled with lists of objectives, challenges, and obstacles. Managing personal cognitive and emotional resources and relationships tends to take place reactively and habitually with little precious consciousness. Waking up from leading on autopilot needs to be cultivated. In our dynamic and complex world, it has become THE crucial skill to truly being present and aware of self, others and the context. That is how we gather essential data and invite all stakeholders into skillful decision-making.
Mindfulness is both a skill and attitude: stepping out of autopilot, bringing calm awareness to any experience in the present moment, noticing features and reactions without acting out right away, and choosing the wisest response. Mindful leaders can consciously bring their mind and heart to the awareness of thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and reactions, thus regulating and using their mind and heart as an inner skillful coach. Neuroscientific studies have shown that people who cultivate mindfulness build focus, emotional intelligence, resilience, compassion, decision-making and cooperative skills.
Who is this seminar for?
Managers and project leaders who want to understand how their minds work and strengthen attention and emotion regulation through daily mindfulness training.
- Focusing of attention and expanding of awareness rooted in calmness and equanimity;
- Development of a mindful space to perceive and embrace restrictions, ambiguity, paradoxes, and change in the relational and organizational context;
- Stepping out of habitual reactivity: waking up to the direct experience – of yourself, others, and the context, - thus individually and collectively dealing with what really IS.
Day 1: Mindful Self-Awareness
- personal signature of mental spaciousness vs. being mentally hijacked
- contemplative exercises: focusing, attention, expanding awareness, being present with any experience
- appreciative meta-cognition: the inner vintage point from where to explore experience
- scientific evidence (mindfulness, leadership, team development, psychology)
- stepping out of the personal cycle of stress and reactivity.
Day 2: Leading in dialogue
- Mindful dialogue
- Mindful Leadership: focused, authentic, collaborative, and trusting in emergence
- mindful regulation of team processes
- Decision-making: befriending body and emotions
- applying, practicing, evaluating, and integrating
Mindful meditation and inquiry, reflection; appreciative meta-cognition; inputs, discussions, Audio files and seminar documentation support the daily mindfulness training (20 minutes) und the exercises between the day 1 and 2.
Barbara Pamment is a psychologist and a consultant for organizational and leadership development. Her 28 years of international corporate and leadership experience provide her with an excellent foundation for her work as a coach and facilitator. Barbara Pamment is the chairperson of the Institute for Mindfulness based in Switzerland and has taught mindfulness trainings for 5 years. She holds an MSt in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford, UK. Her 30 years of meditation practice have been the nurturing ground for learning, developing, coaching, and teaching.
We look forward to discussing with you the implementation of the Mindfull Leadership Training based on the intentions of your organization.