How meditation can help leaders

The times we find ourselves in are unpredictable. The consequences of a pervasive pandemic will be catastrophic; it is crucial that we prepare for the post-pandemic period today. Let's take this crisis as an opportunity!

Leaders are looking for support and meditation can help. In an article he wrote for HBR, Matthias Birk answered the question of why leaders need meditation now more than ever before. As he puts it in times of crisis, we need "the full capacity of our brains to weigh the best possible options, question our assumptions, come up with new and creative ways of doing things, and remain calm and order to reassure employees, customers, and business partners while listening and taking their concerns seriously.”

Meditation can help leaders. Practicing meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety, calm the amygdala, increase our ability to think creatively and empathetically take other people's perspectives, says Birk, who also cites the case of Steve Jobs, who once said: “You start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before.”

Birk highlights 3 good practices, you are welcome to read them here.

How meditation can help leaders

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