The topic of mindfulness is frequently approached as a skill to be developed, which in turn supports capabilities such as improved focus and productivity.  But there is another side of mindfulness which is just as important, and I refer to it as “heartfulness.”  When we take the time to be mindful, we also increase our…

When I first started researching mindfulness in 2011, the common attitude at the time was what I describe as “drive-by mindfulness.”  Meaning, to develop the skill of mindfulness, you don’t have to cultivate a practice or dedicate time to it on your schedule.  Instead, you can simply pause and take a few mindful breaths a…

Earlier this year, I attended a seminar on the topic of leadership presence.  The speaker asked the group, “What does ‘presence’ mean to you, and how does it show up?” and invited the audience members to share their answers openly.  I found it interesting that a number of people answered as if “presence” were synonymous…

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