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Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership Matters

People who are more mindful are able to better recognize their internal mental dialog, their own emotions, and their responses to the environment outside of themselves. Mindful people are therefore more agile, more adapting, more conscious, and ultimately more compassionate with themselves and with others, since they have a deeper understanding of what it means to be a person dealing with modern life.

Mindful leadership is a concept that is growing dramatically. Numerous large organizations are adapting mindfulness training for their employees, universities across the globe are including mindfulness and contemplative studies in their classrooms. Academic study of the effects of mindfulness in the workplace is showing numerous positive benefits including reduction of burnout, improved performance, and better workplace relationships.

Mindful leaders know the value of attention, they more quickly pick up on reactions and biases, and they have learned the tremendously valuable ability of self-regulation. In a world where attention is constantly being pulled in every direction, mindfulness is more needed than ever before. Our two programs in Mindful Leadership can help people to change their world right where they are and a world of mindful leaders will create a world of mindful people—able to understand themselves and others and make the world a better place.

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” ~James Baraz

Two Great Programs

Courses are offered via Atlantic University's online classroom management system, allowing students and faculty to join together from all over the globe. Courses are offered in three 14-week semesters.