Why we need mindful leaders and a mindful workplace. Most leadership books and training programs focus on how leaders can achieve more---do more, better, faster, with spectacular results.
We've become obsessed with continuous improvement at increasing speed, with resulting rising stress levels to leaders and their followers and deteriorating relationships. Mindfulness as both a leadership practice and workplace culture holds the promise to bring back balance and better health. Most contemporary management and leadership literature is a predictive recasting of 19 th and 20 th century institutional thinking-multitasking, bigger, better, faster; planning, analysis and problem solving.
Work on steroids. While it is true that the effectiveness of leaders is determined by the results they achieve, those results are an outcome of the impact the leaders have on others. There's a price to pay for our breakneck speed to continuously improve, and produce. So what exactly is mindfulness? There are 7 key elements to mindfulness: Non-reactivity. The Online Library of Books and Journals. Western Governors University Login. Work Shifting. APA Style. Presentation Theory.
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News. Innovation in Practice: The Voice of the Product. Could the greatest innovation of all time be a method of innovation?
Roger Smith proposed this in The Evolution of Innovation. Is such a method out there? The answer is yes. Suppose you want to come up with a new product idea. Where do you begin? There is a fourth source - The Voice of the Product1. A majority of new and inventive products can be categorized according to only five patterns: Subtraction: Taking an essential component awayTask Unification: Assigning an additional job to an existing productMultiplication: Making a copy of a component but changing it in some wayDivision: Functionally or physically dividing a component or productAttribute Dependency: Creating new (or breaking existing) dependencies between attributes of a product or service and its environment A systematic process called S.I.T. has been developed to apply these patterns.
Yoni Stern and Amnon Levav describe it as follows: "Using FFF, one develops products in the reverse order to the market research process. 1. The CARS Checklist. The CARS Checklist...
Credibility Accuracy Reasonableness Support ...is designed to provide some criteria for assessing the quality of a source, whether it is print or online. Few sources will meet every criterion in the list, and even those that do may not possess the highest level of quality possible. But if you learn to use the criteria in this list to critically evaluate the material you are reading, you will be much better able to separate the high-quality information from the poor quality. First, read the summary of the CARS Checklist below, then do the exercise that follows it. Annotated_bibl.pdf (application/pdf Object) The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Traditio.
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Many visitors have requested some basic introductory material explaining Gnosticism. To meet this need we offer these "places to start": two short articles, The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism and What is a Gnostic? ; and an audio lectures (mp3 format) on the Gnostic concept of Christ: The Misunderstood Redeemer. A reading of the Overview of the Gnostic Society Library collection will also give a useful brief introduction to the history and textual legacy of the Gnostic tradition. For more in-depth reading suggestions visit the Gnostic Society Bookstore—you will find offered there a selection of the best introductory and advanced books on Gnosticism, along with brief reviews of recommended books. Meditations Take a moment to reflect on a brief meditation and reading from the Gnostic scriptures, selected from this week's Gnostic liturgy.
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