Principles of Mindful Leadership
This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This presentation will encourage the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional. It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. A mindful leader is one who is able to provide constructive feedback that is balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation.
A few of the traditional and non-traditional qualities that will be explored are:
- Leading by Example
- Mindful Communication
- Balanced Emotions
Stress Management for Work-Life Balance
Job stress is costing American businesses over $300 billion resulting in absenteeism, employee turnover, and legal, medical, and insurance costs.
Anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, high blood pressure and anger are just a few of the physical symptoms of stress. Stress not only affects your body, but also creates behaviors that can lead to social withdrawal. This presentation will explore the nature of our mind and the various factors in our lives that cause us stress. Audience members will learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can nourish the mind, reduce stress and boost emotional intelligence which will lead to increased focus, greater productivity, improved relationships and better health.
A Mindful Approach to Team Building
Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team’s success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark – office cliques and politics are not tolerated. Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.
This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.
Keys to Unlocking and Unleashing the Power of Your Mind
The mind can become our best friend or our worst enemy. It controls our emotional and physical health and thus impacts all aspects of our social and professional interactions. The mind is the cause of our fears, insecurities, and anxieties. An undernourished mind magnifies problems and challenges we encounter and leads us into negative thought processes. By strengthening the muscle of the mind and nourishing its needs, we can see the potential for growth during difficulties and setbacks and develop the self-confidence we need to accomplish our personal and career goals.
Pandit Dasa will share his journey from being a millionaire in Los Angeles to spending 15 years in monasteries, in New York and India, with little to no money or possessions. He will inspire us with eye-opening insights into the nature of the mind and how we can unlock the power of the mind to help us overcome many of life’s obstacles.
Mindfulness and Stress Management for College-Life Balance
Managing schoolwork, relationships, career, and finances can turn into a real balancing act. It can lead to stress, anxiety, and even depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 30 percent of college students reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function.” This workshop will present a variety of mindfulness and meditation practices that will help students deal with the challenges that come with college life. Harvard and MIT studies have revealed that meditation can improve one’s memory, focus, productivity and enable us to cope with challenging situations. Forbes states “Meditation Might Rival Medication.” The studies also show that it can reduce stress and anxiety. In this session, we will present the different research on the benefits of mindfulness and teach the breathing and focusing techniques that are recommended by the studies. These engaging practices can nourish the mind which will lead to improved health, greater productivity, and better relationships.
The Power of Mindful Leadership
Pandit Dasa recently spoke at the 2017 LEAD conference, presented by HR.com. LEAD is an annual forum where inspirational thought leaders gather together and share their stories in TED-talk like formats.Watch Pandit's talk >>
Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, author and former monk of 15 years, who presents the latest in scientific research on Mindfulness and has spoken to many Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies inspiring leaders or those aspiring for leadership positions to manage and lead mindfully and without ego. He has spoken on Mindful Leadership and conducted workshops at Google, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Intel, Novartis, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The World Bank, UBS, Royal Bank of Canada, UNICEF, Harvard, Columbia University, and many other institutions. He has also presented at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the National SHRM convention, SHRM Arkansas, Oracle HCM conference, LEAD2017 and the WorkHuman Conferences.
Pandit discusses the importance of creating an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate each others' contributions instead of feeling threatened by them. He provides tips on how leaders can engage in mindful communication which will create a more positive and harmonious work environment and foster better teamwork. Pandit presents the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment leading to greater productivity. Pandit, with over 13,000 hours of personal meditation practice, teaches participants mindfulness techniques that can be used to reduce stress and boost emotional intelligence.
Pandit has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today and writes for The Huffington Post. In his book, Urban Monk, Pandit writes about the turning point in his life that came after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business, which ultimately led him to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City.