Thinkers50 Podcast: Mindfulness

Deborah Rowland

In this Thinkers50 Podcast, Des Dearlove talks with Deborah Rowland about mindfulness. What is mindfulness and can it make a difference in leading change?

Listen to the podcast below:

Deborah Rowland says that mindfulness is awareness. In her research, she sets out to prove what effect mindfulness has on leaders. She finds that it does help by allowing leaders to be calm and become in tune with themselves.

Podcast highlights:

  • Change leaders consider mindfulness to equal “being present” and using “awareness”.
  • Mindfulness can take you halfway towards change. Deborah Rowland says “edge and tension” will take you the rest of the way.
  • Meditation is not the only way to become mindful.

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