Writing in Australia's The Age newspaper on November 24th 2011, Anneli Knight reviews the recent Mind & Its Potential Conference.
The Swedish branch of Potential Project just spend two days at "Chefsdagarna", a conference for leaders and decisions makers. On the second day Rasmus Hougaard, founder of Potential Project gave a very well-received presentation. During his talk, everyone had the opportunity to try a simple, five minute mindfulness practice, something that was especially appreciated.
Mindfulness is quickly becoming the new management buzz word. This was confirmed not only by the tremendous interest shown by the participating top-level leaders, but also by the fact that almost half the people we talked to had some previous personal experience with mindfulness training. It was two very inspiring days with many highly rewarding meetings.
The National University of Singapore's Business School is organizing a seminar on mindful leadership together with Centre for Strategic Leadership. The Potential Project has been asked to deliver a keynote speech on the topic together with an executive and a researcher. Click here for more information (PDF, 586 Kb).
"Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity and making us unhappy," writes the highly esteemed McKinsey Quarterly in the January 2011 edition.
The article continues: "In a recent study participants who completed tasks in parallel took up to 30 percent longer and made twice as many errors."
This is highly counterproductive for organizational performance. Something needs to be done.
Changing this "requires a tremendous amount of self-discipline, and we can't do it alone: in our teams and across the whole organization, we need to establish a set of norms that support s more productive way of working."
You can read or download the full article here (PDF, 255Kb). To download it, right-click the link and click "Save target as...".
70 corporate leaders from Carlsberg, Saxo Bank, Nordea Bank, Novo Nordic, Mercuri Urval and other organisations participated in a seminar on the organizational and individual benefits of mindfulnes.
The photograph above shows the concluding panel discussion, including Dr. Alan Wallace, Prof. Jay Narayanan, Prof. Jochen Reb, Christian Stadil (CEO of Hummel AS), Sander Tideman (MD of Global Leaders Academy) and Wolfgang Ricke and Rasmus Hougaard from Potential Project.
The keynote speeches will be available on YouTube soon.
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