Mindfulness For Business Leaders
Leaders in business may benefit from learning more about mindfulness
Your not working alone!
Lloyds plc CEO is recently reported in Financial Times to have advocated the use of mindfulness for himself and his executives.
The Job Can Kill You
Antonion Horta-Osorio was interviewed by Financial Times and he said the stress of the job nearly broke him within months of becoming the chief executive of Lloyds bank at perhaps one of the banks most risky times. The bank had narrowly avoided total collapse and nearly half of it was taken into public ownership by the UK government.
The CEO had to seek psychological support and advice to prevent a possible nervous breakdown. He realised he was not Superman and sought the guidance of a psychiatrist. Prior to his near breakdown he hadn’t looked after his mental health enough. He was speaking out to raise awareness of mental health problems at work.
From the CEO’s own experience he is now introducing a programme for his senior leadership team of 200 executives to make them aware of the measures the CEO learnt including mindfulness and psychological testing. From these executives, it is hoped that the culture within Lloyds will change to prevent people further down the organisation quitting especially at a time where there is a skills shortage.
Not only could this improve the lives of all Lloyds staff, it could boost individual performance, retain staff and boost corporate performance.
Mindfulness Business Training For Executives
There is a business value for mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness can help prepare you to become a more effective business leader for your own benefit and for the benefit of the enterprise.
- Become more personally resilient so the business is more resilient
- Reduce your own stress and the potential stress on the business should you not work productively, or at all
- Increase your emotional involvement in life and the life of your business
Work with mindfulness techniques and tools to improve teamwork and business results from more coordinated risk management practices. Develop your own mindfulness knowledge and increase the corporate mindfulness for a more resilient enterprise. You might even become a better leader with mindfulness training and development.
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