Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
Stress and our overloaded brains are two of the underlying causes creating conflict, tension, and drama in the workplace. They also result in poor decision making and less-than-optimal thinking by leaders.
Daily juggling of data, reports, email, meetings, decisions, and way too much information has leaders operating in “mind full” modes. This is not good. A more effective method is to make decisions in a mindful mode, a skill that can be learned.
As a leader, the decisions you make and execute shape the lives of team members, colleagues, direct reports, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which you operate and live. Unfortunately, the majority of leaders are unaware of how stress, multitasking, and overtaxed brains trigger poor decisions, thinking, and outcomes.
This book will help leaders become more cognizant of when stress is triggering them toward poor decision making. It will also help leaders become more aware of the many benefits that mindfulness practices will bring to their decision-making and thinking capabilities.
Key topics include:
• How stress leads to poor decision making
• The impact and benefits of mindfulness for leaders
• Steps for reducing stress
• Tips on improving brain health
• Techniques for shifting into mindfulness at work and elsewhere
Steven Howard is an award-winning author of 20 leadership, marketing, and management books and the editor of nine professional and personal development books in the Project You series.
He specializes in creating and delivering leadership development programs for frontline leaders, mid-level leaders, supervisors, and high-potential leaders. In the past 25 years he has trained over 10,000 leaders in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North America.
He is well-known and recognized for his truly international and multicultural perspective, having lived in the USA for nearly 30 years, in Singapore for 21 years, and in Australia for 12 years. He currently resides in Southern California.