Wibo Koole is Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and architect of its widely acknowledged leadership program Resilience in management, mindfulness-based leadership in 10 weeks. He is a public speaker on leadership, mindfulness and organizational development and author of the bestselling book Mindful Leadership. Tools to help you focus and succeed that provides the first comprehensive framework for mindfulness-based leadership and teamwork. The Centrum voor Mindfulness facilitates mindfulness training programs in organizations and is a European centre for teacher training in mindfulness and compassion.
Feel like the world is passing you by as you rush through another workday? Like you never have enough energy to manage the team you’re supposed to be leading? Like you can't even accomplish yourself what you set out to achieve? What you need is focus. Focus is at the core of effective leadership, but cultivating it has become daunting in our age of globalization, fast technological change, and environmental challenges. As a leader, you need tools to navigate these unknown territories. One of the most effective tools is mindfulness: paying attention, openly and curiously, to what happens in the present moment.
This book is full of insights and exercises that teach leaders and leaders-to-be how to practice mindfulness. It shows how mindfulness allows you to become more mentally and physically resilient, more easily able to switch between action and reflection, and better equipped at knowing when to focus on yourself or the world around you.
But mindfulness-based leadership doesn’t stop there. By learning to focus, you learn to work with your team more effectively. Nurturing a mindful corporate culture helps you solve problems and build healthy strategies that will benefit you, your colleagues, and your organization.