An ongoing mindfulness practice cultivates authenticity, courage and clear-seeing. It counters the tendency to freeze situations and fall back on reactive habits – a tendency that is especially strong in times of stress and uncertainty. With mindfulness practice, the challenges of leadership may become opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Whatever is authentic and true within each of us is the basis for genuine leadership. By consciously embodying that authenticity, by being honest, open, decisive and insightful, we can create a powerful and enriching space for real communication and collaborative action to take place.
During this one hour workshop, we will explore the practice and application of mindfulness as an integral part of authentic leadership.
Alan Sloan is a founding member of the ALIA community, and a core faculty member since 2006, teaching mindfulness at the Institute’s summer programs, and co-facilitating the Master Class course. Alan has been an authorized mindfulness instructor within the Shambhala tradition since 1975, and has taught in Canada, the United States, England, France and New Zealand. He is a leadership coach and facilitator currently residing in Bonn, Germany. In 2011, ALIA Institute released the DVD: Mindfulness and Authenticity – Foundations for Leadership with Alan Sloan.