Annabel Beerel

Mindfulness Leadership Series: Seminar 2

CONSCIOUSNESS – MINDFULNESS – LEADERSHIP: WHY THEY MATTER

This is the second in the series of Mindful Leadership Seminars. It focuses on the dynamics of change and the role of consciousness and mindfulness in the change process.

Part 1: Leadership – Understanding the dynamics of change. What does it mean to be adaptive? How adaptive are you? Can you contribute to an adaptive organization?

  • The real tasks of leadership.
  • How to deal with anxiety, ambiguity, ambivalence and anger.
  • Developing a sense of presence and role modeling virtue and wisdom.
  • Examples and exercise.

Part 2: Consciousness – How can I become more conscious? At what level of consciousness do I operate? Do I include multiple ways of knowing?

  • How to develop a practice of self-remembering and self-awareness.
  • An exploration of the spectrum of consciousness and how to expand one’s own.
  • Recognizing that consciousness is relational.
  • Examples and exercise.

Part 3: Mindfulness – How does my mind change my brain? How does my brain change my mind? How can I improve my disposition; my judgments; my decision-making; my relationships?

  • The neuroscience insights to the mind-brain connection.
  • How presence develops compassion.
  • The role of insight meditation.
  • Examples and exercise.

Key Seminar Take-aways

  • You will have strategies to become more adaptive.
  • You will have greater insight and intuition.
  • You will be understand the roots of resilience.

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