Ep. 130 – Leading with Presence: The Power of Mindfulness in Effective Leadership

Do you feel like you’re always distracted or on autopilot? What if you could tap into the power of mindfulness to unlock greater focus, empathy, resilience and lead from a place of intentionality? Dr. Bryant makes the case for why mindfulness matters for leadership excellence and shares the profound influence it can have on revolutionizing how we communicate and make decisions. Learn simple, practical techniques like brief meditation sessions, reflective journaling prompts, and mindful listening that you can build into your routine to overcome common obstacles leaders face. Start small but start now to become fully present and start leading from a richer, more conscious space.


[00:00 – 06:45] – What is Mindfulness and Why is it Key for Leaders?

  • Defining mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness of the present moment
  • Mindfulness enhances leadership by fostering focus, empathy, resilience
  • Allows leaders to steer actions from calculated intention rather than impulse


[06:46 – 15:17] – Practical Mindfulness Techniques for Leaders

  • Long-term techniques like meditation and reflective journaling
  • In-the-moment strategies such as mindful listening, intentional pausing, conscious breathing
  • Select 1-2 techniques to start small, integrate gradually into routine


[15:18 – 20:07] – Addressing Common Mindfulness Challenges

  • Finding time and maintaining consistency
  • Overcome by starting small, setting realistic expectations
  • Incorporate into existing habits to build in consistency


[20:08 – 22:49] – Key Takeaways

  • Mindfulness enhances leadership capabilities and engagement
  • Can implement basic techniques like meditation easily
  • Start small, observe shifts towards more present leadership style



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