Thursday, February 12, 2015

Business "Buddhism"

Angelo Kinicki is a management professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State.

He says forgetting people's names the second you are introduced or asking a question that has just been asked are symptoms of lack of mindfulness.

This state consumes about half your workday!

Mindfulness, on the other hand, means being deliberately attentive. Doing this will increase your effectiveness, energy, and make you sleep better.

A lot of household word companies are investing in classes to make employees more mindful.

--Practice focusing your attention. Select an object and spend five whole minutes focusing on it. Hold it, feel it, think about it, smell it.

--Practice meditating--there are many techniques.

--Set daily intentions that benefit you or others.  Be specific--"I will turn off my cellphone after 7 PM."

--Notice when your mind wanders. Your brain wants to wander. You need to rein it in.

Actually, my mind wandered writing this--calm down, I am reining it in!

Give me a second.

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