Can Wellbeing And Productivity Get Along?

Considering how much time the average American devotes to work, I am excited to see a growing trend of business leaders implementing wellbeing practices into their workplace. It is quite clear - from scientific research - that productivity and wellbeing can work together.  And by wellbeing, I mean consciousness practices - such as mindfulness, compassion, play, and curiosity that cultivate the expansion of being present.  

There are now many books out there for helping leaders to faciliate practices for a more conscious business.  I thought the book, called Beyond Ego: A Framework for Mindful Leadership and Conscious Human Evolution, by Abigail Stason and Anneliese Smith, is a great example for supporting such leaders.   In this book, Abby and Anneliese discuss their path to mindfulness, the roles (ex. hero, villain, victim)  that people may take that can erode mindfulness , along with insights and practices that can strengthen mindful leadership. The book also goes over touchy topics (ex. how to deal with gossip), getting clear with commitments, and how to use play to foster mindfulness.  It is a quick read with lots of insight on how to reframe the mind and body to stay present.

After reading the book, you will have clear and specific activities to practice mindful leadership - in addition to resources for further help.  I see this book as a great primer for beginners in mindful leadership and a great reference for experienced practitioners.

If you decide to read the book, I would love to hear what you think about it!

 I really like this quote on commitment from the book,  Beyond Ego .  

I really like this quote on commitment from the book, Beyond Ego.  

 This is one of the many visuals Abby and Anneliese offer on the process to practicing mindful leadership in  Beyond Ego .  

This is one of the many visuals Abby and Anneliese offer on the process to practicing mindful leadership in Beyond Ego.