The Call for Mindful Leadership
Virtually all of our problems – professional, interpersonal, personal and societal – stem from mindlessness. We simply are not thinking, blinding ourselves to new possibilities. But Dr. Ellen Langer has found turning this around to focus on and encourage mindfulness is far easier, and increasingly more important, than most believe. For business leaders, mindfulness isn’t just about being tuned in and keeping pace; it’s a strategy to improve personal and company-wide performance and productivity, to innovate and push boundaries. And in an era of mounting pressure and uncertainty, those capabilities are critical. Dr. Langer delves deep into the “power of possibility,” and through her research and real-world examples, helps leaders understand how to “be mindful, notice new things, make it meaningful and… prosper.”
Stop Aging, Start Living – Boldly. Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For nearly 40 years, Dr. Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now she offers an answer: opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health – at any age. Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of colorful and highly original experiments, Dr. Langer shows that the magic of rejuvenation and ongoing good health lies in being aware of the ways we mindlessly react to social and cultural cues. With only subtle shifts in our thinking, in our language, and in our expectations, she tells us, we can begin to change the ingrained behaviors that sap health, optimism and vitality from our lives. Improved vision, younger appearance, weight loss and increased longevity are just four of the powerful results.
Stop Balancing Work/Life. Integrate Instead.
The ubiquitousness of “Lean In” as well as headlines proclaiming that you can/cannot/who knows “Have It All” have turned our collective attention toward a subject that, despite endless discussion, still appears to have no answers. Work/life balance, says Dr. Ellen Langer, suggests the two are opposite and have nothing in common. But that’s not true. They’re both mostly about people. Instead of trying to balance the mythical scales, integrate work and life for greater happiness and control. Through her world renowned mindfulness theory, she explains how.