An Essential Practice for Public Leadership

July 25, 2016


When I say "mindfulness", what comes to mind? 


If the image that immediately pops up is a "woo-woo bleeding heart" sitting cross-legged, alone on the mountain top, eyes closed, silently contemplating the meaning of life while the rest of us get the real work of the world done - you wouldn't be alone. 


But the truth is, the real work that government and nonprofit leaders take on day in and day out is increasingly complex: diverse stakeholders, competing priorities, resource constraints, 24-7 connectedness, and tough calls trying to balance engagement and transparency with the urgency of now. 


Read more of my thoughts on why mindfulness is an essential practice for public leadership on the UNC School of Government's Public Leadership Blog

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