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Why you need to work smarter, not harder

In his book, Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (co-authored with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee), Daniel Goleman argues that:

"Resonant leaders, who exhibit attributes of emotional and social intelligence, are better able to connect with others most effectively – and so lead well."

Leadership is all about making decisions, but it's not enough to make good ones. To change your company's corporate culture, you need leaders who are willing and able to shift their thinking when necessary- otherwise, nothing will really be different. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but when we experience compassion for others around us, it forces a change.

Recent studies in management science, psychology & neuroscience paint an interesting picture of successful leadership: mindfulness practices like hope or compassion can help shift perspectives among decision-makers.

The first step to becoming an effective leader is gaining self-awareness. Leaders need to be trained and coached on how they can appropriately respond in different situations so that those around them will feel encouraged rather than uncomfortable or intimidated.

Mindful change is a journey with many layers. It's not something that can be done overnight, and it always takes time for the effects of mindfulness training to fully take root. If you want to begin the journey of mindful change, ask yourself the following questions:

· What do you want more of in your life, and what do you want less of?

· Do you need to simplify or intensify?

· If so, in which area of your life?

· What must you do if you really want to chart a path to more balance in your life?

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