Sometimes maintaining a positive presence at work is much easier said than done. However, by being mindful of your own presentation and making a conscious effort to exude a positive energy and vibe, you can make an immense impact on your employees and the company culture.
Bringing mindfulness to the workplace has the potential to decrease people’s stress and anxiety through heightened awareness, which in turn leads to improved performance. Also, perhaps most importantly from a leadership perspective, mindfulness encourages engagement. Learn how being fully present as a leader— and allowing your team to be fully in the moment — will reap rewards both personally and professionally.
Technical Skills matter when you’re making a hire, but they’re only one piece of the puzzle. You don’t just want to hire someone who can adequately perform tasks without knowing if they will fit into your company’s culture, have the same values as the organization and generally be happy at their job. Fortunately, by utilizing a Behavioral Assessment in your hiring process you can predict those other pieces of the puzzle by looking at actual data on how prospective employees are expected to behave in a given role or a work situation.
If we can retrain ourselves to focus on the present moment and truly listen to our people, many issues in the workplace can be avoided and you can get to know your people and better understand their needs in order to make them happier.
Mindfulness of our breath is the first deep practice of mindfulness and presence. When practiced mindfully for a few moments, the practice in this post has the ability to bring us back to the present moment and in doing so, improve our happiness.
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