MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: TRAINING, COACHING,
DEVELOPMENT

WHAT DISTINGUISHES LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

Since Generation Y has taken its permanent place in working life, leadership according to the principle of "instruction and control" has been falling less and less on fertile ground. The young seekers of meaning do not care about hierarchies and organizational charts. They do not necessarily follow the disciplinary superior, but the most inspiring person in the room. The one who is most competent. The one with whom they connect with their values.

With its unconventional way of following, Generation Y has sparked a small revolution in companies. The result: "situational" or "lateral leadership" have long since ceased to be empty words and have become reality. At least if one considers the behavior of those who follow.


Employees today only regard their "superiors" as bosses:


  if he is an inspiring personality

  when he radiates natural authority

  if he pays attention to his own balance

  if he's got integrity and can get his team to understand:

I have my principles and I live by them.
I know my strengths and weaknesses and stand by them.
I see your potential.
I trust you.
And I trust you more than you trust yourself.

People who see the greatness in their employees, who meet their employees at eye level, and serve them instead of rebuking them: These are the leaders of the 21st century!

Since Generation Y has taken its permanent place in working life, leadership according to the principle of "instruction and control" has been falling less and less on fertile ground. The young seekers of meaning do not care about hierarchies and organizational charts. They do not necessarily follow the disciplinary superior, but the most inspiring person in the room. The one who is most competent. The one with whom they connect with their values.

With its unconventional way of following, Generation Y has sparked a small revolution in companies. The result: "situational" or "lateral leadership" have long since ceased to be empty words and have become reality. At least if one considers the behavior of those who follow.


Employees today only regard their "superiors" as bosses:


  if he is an inspiring personality

  when he radiates natural authority

  if he pays attention to his own balance

  if he's got integrity and can get his team to understand:

I have my principles and I live by them.
I know my strengths and weaknesses and stand by them.
I see your potential.
I trust you.
And I trust you more than you trust yourself.

People who see the greatness in their employees, who meet their employees at eye level, and serve them instead of rebuking them: These are the leaders of the 21st century!


HOW DO YOU BECOME AN INSPIRING LEADER?

The bad news first: There is no shortcut to becoming a respected leader. But there is a way:

1. Engage in self-reflection


You need the willingness to develop your personality. Only those who understand themselves can understand others. A prerequisite for a differentiated self-awareness is the basic competence of mindfulness.

2. See the person and role as a whole


As an executive, you are in the limelight. Any dissatisfaction or emotional imbalance in your life is also reflected in your leadership work, because your person cannot be concealed behind your role. However, if you actively strive to be healthy, energetic and conscious within yourself, you will be regarded as a positive role model.

3. Be courageous


You need the courage to be visible with your corners and edges. Only then will your fellow human beings have the opportunity to decide whether they want to follow you or not.

And now for the good news: If you dare to show yourself as a human being, you can only win. Just because your employees see that you are more than just your status creates a bond. No matter whether they share your values or not.


DID YOU KNOW THAT ...

Managers take their sick leave with them when they change departments?
The most common reason why employees leave companies is because they have a bad relationship with their boss?
A third of employees in Germany are willing to change jobs?

THE USE OF MINDFUL LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer of the Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT) calls mindfulness the leadership attitude of the 21st century.

Führungskräfte stärken durch ein Mindful Leadership Training Ihre:


  • Presence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Open-mindedness
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Inner Balance
  • Ability to listen

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WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF MINDFUL LEADERSHIP?

Mindful leadership is a leadership that recognizes mindfulness (the ability to perceive what is happening while it is happening) as the basic competence of daily leadership action. A Mindful Leader uses and promotes this competence in himself and in his employees and creates framework conditions in the context of the organization to enable mindful-productive work. In the sense of a holistic view, the role and effectiveness of the Mindful Leader can only be seen in connection with his person.

Mindful Leadership can be experienced concretely in the two competence areas of self-regulation and communication.

Self-regulation comprises:

  • Resilience
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Solution focus
  • Achieve goals effectively and efficiently

It results in a high degree of health and sustainable performance of the manager.

Mindful communication consists of::

  • Active listening
  • Mental clarity
  • Empathy
  • Esteem
  • the ability to set limits

It results in a high degree of positive relationship between employees and their superiors.


FOR WHOM DOES MINDFUL LEADERSHIP CREATE ADDED VALUE?

For managers who

  •  want to involve their employees in decision-making processes
  •  are living participation & empowerment
  •  want to establish real eye level in their teams
  •  want to spark the commitment of their employees
  •  want to challenge and support their employees
  •  wish for satisfied employees

For companies that

  •  want to introduce self-organization or work in self-organized teams
  •  work with flat hierarchies and situational leadership
  •  are organised hierarchically and wish to equip their management teams with the latest management tools
  •   want to strengthen the basic competence of mindfulness throughout the organisation

CAN LEADERS LEARN MINDFUL LEADERSHIP IN A TRAINING?

The basics of mindful leadership: yes. Leaders learn in training to sharpen self-perception

  •  to sharpen self-perception
  •  to train their ability to concentrate
  •  listen better, longer and more actively
  •  to communicate clearly and appreciatively
  •  show boundaries
  •  cope better with stress

Because mindfulness is a attitude, however, it unfolds its full effect only through regular exercise. Executives become mindful leaders when they have integrated the principles of mindfulness to such an extent that they can apply them regularly and safely in their daily leadership work.

If you are interested in implementing Mindful Leadership in your company, please contact us for a customized executive development program.


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MINDFUL LEADERSHIP LECTURE

A keynote presentation on Mindful Leadership is the easiest way to place mindfulness in your organization. A good opportunity is an executive conference, an annual kick-off event or a conference with a special focus.

Jan Eßwein offers with his lecture "High Performance Leadership. Why excellent Leadership is mindful" a gripping, interactive, inspiring and entertaining impulse that you can use as a barometer to recognize how high your leadership team is willing to strategically implement mindfulness.

Jan Eßwein's lectures are based on the scientifically recognized MBSR method. The effectiveness of the Quick-Win-Tools is to be proven clearly with numbers, data and facts and all elements are guaranteed esoteric-free.

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