An interview on the benefits of mindfulness with Peregrine Kavros, clinical neuropsychologist and Founder of Management Focus
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a meditative practice that comes to us from Buddhism. According to founder Jon Kabat Zinn, mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what is happening in the present moment in a non-judgmental manner. Mindfulness is a skill that develops slowly over time; it teaches us how to be more self-aware and less reactive to negative events or stimuli.
Why is it important to be mindful?
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” — Henry Adams
In an exciting five-set encounter, Novak Djokovic claimed his second Wimbledon tennis title on Sunday. While his talent and tenacity pulled out the win, Djokovic didn’t forget how he reached the pinnacle of tennis.
In accepting the winning trophy, he paid tribute to his family, his team and to “my first coach Jelena Gencic.” When she died in 2013, Djokovic wrote a letter, while playing at the French Open, honoring her for changing his life forever. Here is an excerpt: …Read more…
Several “Big Names” in business have recently bombed in public appearances.
Have you wondered how this could happen and if their egos got in the way of their good sense?
Ego is OK in Small Doses
All of us are egotistical to some degree – meaning we are self-centered and sometimes come across as self-important. Who doesn’t want to walk into a room confident that she is the best-dressed guest at the party? But having a big ego in business can derail your success.
It’s egotistical to “wing it” at a presentation without doing the proper advance preparation. It was arrogant of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, to keep …Read more…