According to Dusty Staub, leadership expert and CEO of Staub Leadership, mindfulness should not just be a tool to recover from work, it should be used throughout the day to enhance your work.
The Mindfulness Revolution.
“Mindfulness” is a buzzword cropping up everywhere today. It’s the concept of living in the moment and being intentional and thoughtful with your actions. In the past few years there has been a rapid rise in “mindfulness” activities such as yoga, meditation, journaling, and using self help apps – especially among millennials.
Many use these activities to decompress after a grueling day at work. Americans are notorious for working long tireless hours and not taking time to appreciate life. So how does this fit into the mindfulness revolution?
Staub, CEO, leadership consultant, and best selling author, believes mindfulness will improve not only your health, but your business as well. He has devoted his practice to creating a conscious legacy, both in his professional and personal life.
“Mindfulness is a valuable management tool that can lift an entire workplace,” says Staub. “It increases focus, improves the ability to manage stress and how employees work together.”
Adopting a corporate culture of mindfulness is beneficial for all people in the workplace and all levels of business. When employees and CEOs see the bigger picture and think about their legacy, it brings a greater purpose to their work.
So how can employees and entrepreneurs implement this at work?
Be fully present instead of day dreaming about 5 o’ clock. Be open to an experience, whether expected or unexpected, and move from demand to preference. Although you prefer it be 5 o’ clock, think about what you can do in this moment that will make an impact for your company. This approach will have a positive effect on everyone around you. People remember you in terms of what you contributed to their experience and this in turn will improve work culture.
“If you are not present with yourself, if you are busy judging experiences that fail to match your expectations, and if people don’t “measure” up to your demands, then you cannot create a legacy to be proud of nor one that will have a positive effect in your career.”
– Dusty Staub
In An Interview/Article, Dusty Can Share:
- Why Mindfulness Can Help your Business Thrive
- How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout the Work Day
- 3 Mindfulness Exercises to Relieve Stress and Improve Work
- What the “Mindfulness Trend” Means for Corporate America
Staub discusses the personal benefits and gains of mindfulness in his recent article here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & SPEAKER
Robert “Dusty” Staub has worked for over 30 years with executives, families, and communities as well as with private and public companies. He has trained and coached executives and teams in creating high-performance outcomes. Dusty has been a pioneer in the process of creating systemic accountability by aligning leadership and group behaviors with strategy to produce bottom-line results.
He has worked and traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. He is the author of The Heart of Leadership: Twelve Practices of Courageous Leaders, The 7 Acts of Courage: Bold Leadership for a Wholehearted Life, and Courage in the Valley of Death: Daily Practices for Whole-Hearted Living. He has also co-authored Dynamic Focus: Creating Significance and Breaking the Spells of Limitation with Wayne Gerber. Dusty has written over two hundred articles on topics such as leadership, team-based creativity, personal mastery, team effectiveness, personal effectiveness and business strategy and has written a bi-weekly column for the Triad Business Journal.
Dusty Staub is an experienced, engaging speaker who has motivated audiences with his insightful and heartfelt keynote presentations on leadership, excellence, change management, conflict resolution, organizational and team communication, and the relationship between intent, behavior, and results.
He currently lives in Kernersville, NC with his wife Christine and is the proud father of three young adults.