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Great Leaders Take Time for Self Care

June 16, 2016

 

We’ve talked to you about mindfulness in the workplace and how it can improve organizational health. But when you are in a leadership role, self-care often comes last.

Science proves it! You will be more productive, less stressed, better at communication, and more satisfied if you incorporate some “me-time” into your day.

Mindfulness enables leaders to be fully present, aware of themselves and their impact on other people, and sensitive to their reactions to stressful situations. Leaders who are mindful tend to be more effective in understanding and relating to others, and motivating them toward shared goals.

Bill George, Harvard Business School Leadership Expert

We all know that when mom is unhappy, the kids are too.  A more holistic approach to leadership results in compassion toward staff, creativity in work style, and healthy management of workload. This makes everyone happier. Now stand up, stretch, and breathe! Don’t you feel better already?

Whether you hold a leadership role, you are an aspiring leader, or you are a staff member wanting to improve your day, CNE can assist. Please check out these exciting new opportunities to help you become a better leader, a better employee, and a stronger organization.

P.S. The above photo is from our Celebration of Strong Nonprofits, where community friends committed to mindful practice carried out their yoga routine during the festivities! Check out our Facebook Album of photos and feel free to tag yourself and your organization.

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.