What does it take to lead change in new and uncertain environments? This is the question that surely keeps many business leaders awake at night. When past successes and methods are no longer a guarantee of ensuring lasting and positive change, where do you turn to for guidance?
Change leadership has undergone a significant shift in recent years with the popularization of an ancient tradition – mindfulness. The search for an inner calm amidst a chaotic world is a paradigm that stretches back thousands of years. Yet, now as in the past, there’s a need for practices that simultaneously slow us down, and enable us to move more quickly. The ability to be present, calm, and focused is hugely important in every facet of our lives. Mental stillness provides an increased ability to make more focused, reasoned, and non-judgmental decisions.
Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change provides a clear and concise overview of why mindfulness matters in the context of leadership and change. By finding a means to be both still and moving at once, a leader puts themselves in a position to positively impact the lives of others. By acting in a mindful manner during periods of potential uncertainty, the leader can guide others through treacherous terrain.
This first chapter includes an introduction to the topic, why it mindfulness matters, and who will potentially benefit from these methods. The chapter also includes a short summary of what you can expect in the following chapters of the book. If you want to purchase Deborah’s book, you can do so with the following link.
Deborah will deliver a keynote presentation and a 90-minute masterclass entitled Leading a Mindful Change, at The HR Congress in Brussels this November. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to join her there!
The 3rd HR Congress Brussels, November 27-28 will feature a selection of sessions that will explore this topic and much more! Make sure you follow The HR Congress Blog and #HRCongress18 to stay posted on all the latest news, updates and content from the world of work!