To truly expand our leadership skillsets while stabilizing new mindsets and behaviors, mindfulness and reflection are essential. But, without deliberate self-contemplation, most training dollars are wasted. People acquire new ideas, but awareness doesn’t create change. Moving from activation to implementation demands consistent work, over time, with ongoing iterative cycles of action and reflection.
According to modern neuroscience, most of the day, we’re operating on automatic pilot. To become more effective human beings and leaders, we must practice mindfulness, allowing us to understand situations freshly and with greater clarity.
Anderson Cooper on his experience making the Sixty Minutes episode on mindfulness