Mindfulness courses for Middle Management
Middle managers need clear, relaxed, and focussed minds to make good decisions. Being in this position can result in excessive stress mostly due to having to fight the demands of their own bosses and the staff. Executive stress and burnout are very costly for the individual and the company and lead to work related stress and high levels of absytism.
Leaders need to exemplify effective, purposeful and calm work styles.
EQ is more important than IQ.
Happiness precedes success, more than success brings happiness.
For most people, emotional intelligence (EQ) is more important than one’s intelligence (IQ) in attaining success in their lives and careers. As individuals our success and the success of the profession today depend on our ability to read other people’s signals and react appropriately to them.
Therefore, each one of us must develop the mature emotional intelligence skills required to better understand, empathize and negotiate with other people — particularly as the economy has become more global. Otherwise, success will elude us in our lives and careers.
“Your EQ is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them,” says Howard Gardner, the influential Harvard theorist. Five major categories of emotional intelligence skills are recognized by researchers in this area.
Simple mindfulness techniques will help managers to manage their minds, achieve better work life balance, and perform their role more efficiently and effectively.
Mindful Middle Managers achieve better results through adopting mindfuless:
Middle managers can dissipate too much time and mental energy concerned about past failures and worried about future under performance.
To achieve company goals and targets, middle managers need to:
•replace ‘auto pilot’ habits with conscious awareness and choice, to really move things forward
•spend less time’ in their heads’ and more time in the ‘real world’ to identify what genuinely needs to be done
•use acceptance rather than rejection and striving to get close to problems and solve them
•approach difficulties rather than avoid/hide them
•choose nourishing rather than depleting work habits to maintain effectiveness
Mindfulness skills will enable middle managers to find a fresh approach to their work, achieve greater solidity and grounding in what is important, be clearer in their thinking and freer to make the right decisions and act decisively.
Stress avoidance strategies for the workforce
Mindfulness training helps to create a workforce that takes responsibility for their stress and actively takes steps to minimise it for themselves and others achieves more. Thus, Simple but deliberate mindful work practices can significantly reduce stress in individuals and teams.